There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$64 - $98

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Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station LAX to Long Beach
  2. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Ocean 1

$13 - $19

4 alternative options

Train, line 83 bus, line 89 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 83
  4. Take the line 89 bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 3 to Laguna Beach Bus Station 89

$32 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach 53.1 miles

$5 - $8

Shuttle  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Laguna Beach

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Laguna Beach 53.1 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Coast-Ocean via Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Laguna Beach is 46 miles. The road distance is 53.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $60 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $20 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Coast-Ocean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach.
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  • Distance: 45.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Laguna Beach, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach via L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, and Irvine Transportation Center in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Laguna Beach via Downtown Long Beach Station, Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se, Seventh & Channel Se, and 7Th-Channel in around 3 h 47 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 3 to Laguna Beach Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Laguna Beach
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Laguna Beach
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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