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There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$27 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th 577
  2. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast 1

$3 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, line 90 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station Orange County Line
  2. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast 90

$10 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Dana Point 59.1 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point is to bus which costs $3 - $12 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to Dana Point. However, there are services departing from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station and arriving at Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast via El Monte Station - Lower Level and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Dana Point is 51 miles. The road distance is 59.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point without a car is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs $27 - $60.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Dana Point bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at El Monte Station - Lower Level.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs $27 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $12 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Los Angeles to Dana Point bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Dana Point is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Los Angeles to Dana Point.

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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Dana Point, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Dana Point every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Dana Point via El Monte Station - Lower Level, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 2 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net

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