There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita by bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. LAX to Union Station
  2. Pacific Surfliner

$62 - $95

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 12 min

$16 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus, line 83 bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. 83

$31 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. 58.2 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  1 h 12 min

  1. 58.2 miles

$200 - $280

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita via Disneyland Hotel, Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, Harbor-East Shuttle Area, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros in around 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
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
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Disneyland Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Rancho Santa Margarita
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Rancho Santa Margarita is 82 km. The road distance is 93 km.

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.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Airport, CA and arriving at Corta-Santa Margarita via Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, Harbor-East Shuttle Area and Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Rancho Santa Margarita, including transfers.