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

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

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

$27 - $56

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Train, line 90 bus  •  2 h 45 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

2 alternative options

Bus, line 90 bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9471 / ...
  2. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast 90

$16 - $34

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 drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 3 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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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 53 min and costs $27 - $60.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Dana Point is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs $27 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus and line 90 bus, which costs $16 - $35 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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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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There are 170+ hotels available in Dana Point. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 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 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Dana Point via Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana station, Tustin station, and Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 in around 3 h 20 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.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 Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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