There are 5 ways to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 206 bus, train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 206 bus from LE Outlet Center @ Park N Ride to Corona Transit Center 206 / ...
  2. Take the train from North Main Corona station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Hwy 74 + Dexter to West University + Lemon 22
  2. Take the bus from Lemon + University to Harbor FS Katella 200

$4 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Hwy 74 + Dexter to West University + Lemon 22
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC

$10 - $17

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana 47.8 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana 47.8 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana. However, there are services departing from Hwy 74 + Dexter and arriving at Main-Civic Center via Lemon + University and Katella-Harbor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Lake Elsinore and Santa Ana is 32 miles. The road distance is 47.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana without a car is to line 206 bus and train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $7 - $12.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana, including transfers.

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Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana bus services, operated by Riverside Transit Agency, depart from Hwy 74 + Dexter station.

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Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana bus services, operated by Riverside Transit Agency, arrive at Harbor FS Katella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana is 48 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana.

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The nearest airport to Santa Ana is Santa Ana (SNA) Airport which is 4.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include Long Beach (LGB) (16.8 miles), Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (26.9 miles), Los Angeles (LAX) (34.1 miles) and San Diego (SAN) (80.5 miles).

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There are 743+ hotels available in Santa Ana. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana.
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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

What companies run services between Lake Elsinore, CA, USA and Santa Ana, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana via West University + Lemon, Lemon + University, Harbor FS Katella, and Katella-Harbor in around 4 h 43 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from North Main Corona station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from LE Outlet Center @ Park N Ride to Corona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Hwy 74 + Dexter to West University + Lemon
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Lemon + University to Harbor FS Katella
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lake Elsinore to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Finish Line Taxi
Phone
+1 951-473-0333
Website
finishlinetaxi.com
Temecula - Murrieta Local Taxi
Phone
+1 951-699-5555
Website
temeculataxi.com

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