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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9471 / ...

$10 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus Metro Los Angeles  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$7 - $45

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles to Santa Ana 32.5 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Ana 32.5 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Santa Ana, Ca. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Ana is 30 miles. The road distance is 32.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana without a car is to bus which takes 45 min and costs $10 - $21.

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Los Angeles to Santa Ana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Santa Ana, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $21 and the journey takes 45 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Santa Ana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $45 and the journey takes 47 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route every 4 hours.

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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
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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