There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa by train, bus, taxi or car

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

Train, line 662 bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 662 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Oc Fair-Yellow Gate 662

$25 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus Metro Los Angeles, line 43 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460
  2. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to Harbor-19Th 43

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus, line 43 bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Anaheim, CA
  2. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Katella to Harbor-19Th 43

$9 - $28

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa 40 miles

$210 - $260

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa 40 miles

$3 - $6

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Harbor-19Th via Artic - Dock 5 and Harbor-Katella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Costa Mesa is 34 miles. The road distance is 40 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa without a car is to train and line 662 bus which takes 2 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Los Angeles, CA station.

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Los Angeles to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Harbor-19Th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Costa Mesa is 40 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa.

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There are 654+ hotels available in Costa Mesa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa.
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  • Distance: 34.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Costa Mesa, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa via Anaheim, CA, Artic - Dock 5, Katella-Harbor, and Harbor-Katella in around 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 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 The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Oc Fair-Yellow Gate
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Katella to Harbor-19Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to Harbor-19Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com

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