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

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Train  •  46 min

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

$7 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus, line 83 bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to 5Th-Spurgeon 83

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9489 / ...

$10 - $22

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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station station and arriving at Santa Ana Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 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 train which takes 46 min and costs $7 - $45.

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The train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station takes 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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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Los Angeles to Santa Ana train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana is to train which takes 46 min and costs $7 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $22 and takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Santa Ana.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Santa Ana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $45 and the journey takes 46 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h. Three other operators also service this route.

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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station
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
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to 5Th-Spurgeon
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.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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Los Angeles to Santa Ana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Santa Ana train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Santa Ana is 33 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Los Angeles to Santa Ana.

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