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

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Train  •  2 h 45 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

$59 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Sepulveda / Century to Long Beach / Anaheim 232
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9473 / ...

$15 - $36

4 alternative options

Train, line 87 bus  •  4 h 36 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 87 bus from Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros to Corta-Santa Margarita 87

$32 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita 58.2 miles

$5 - $9

Shuttle  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita 58.2 miles

$200 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita is to shuttle which costs $16 - $75 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita. However, there are services departing from Sepulveda / Century and arriving at Corta-Santa Margarita via Long Beach, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Rancho Santa Margarita is 51 miles. The road distance is 58.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $55 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Sepulveda / Century station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $55 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $40 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita.

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  • Distance: 51.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita via L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, and Irvine Transportation Center in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita via Long Beach / Anaheim, Long Beach, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros in around 5 h 24 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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros to Corta-Santa Margarita
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Century to Long Beach / Anaheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita
Estimated price
$200 - $280

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