There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 15 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 Anaheim Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Macarthur 53 / ...

$30 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Anaheim, CA
  3. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Macarthur 53 / ...

$16 - $29

6 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station Orange County Line

$16 - $23

Bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
  2. Take the line 50 bus from 7Th-Channel to Katella-Harbor 50
  3. Take the bus from Springhill Suites to John Wayne Airport

$33 - $39

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) 41.4 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) 41.4 miles

$4 - $6

Shuttle  •  55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Ana Airport (SNA)

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) 41.4 miles

$160 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA). However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Main-Macarthur via Los Angeles, CA and Artic - Dock 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 37 miles. The road distance is 41.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA), including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) 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 Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to bus which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $15 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $16 - $23 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Main-Macarthur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 41 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA).

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA).
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  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Santa Ana Airport (SNA), USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, Anaheim, CA, and Artic - Dock 1 in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) via L. A. Union Station station, Tustin station, and Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 2 in around 3 h 21 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
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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 Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Macarthur
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Katella-Harbor
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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
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
Disneyland Resort Express
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Email
anaheim.reservations@coachusa.com
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Springhill Suites to John Wayne Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Ana Airport (SNA)
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Ana Airport (SNA)
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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