Directions from Malibu Beach to Santa Catalina Island

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Recommended option

Line 534 bus, tram, ferry  •  5 h 46 min

  1. 534

$43 - $46

2 alternative options

Line 534 bus, bus, ferry  •  5 h 58 min

  1. 534
  2. R3 / ...

$50 - $58

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 32 min

  1. 232

$43 - $50

What companies run services between Malibu Beach, CA, USA and Santa Catalina Island, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Malibu Beach to Avalon. However, you can take the line 534 bus to 5th / Colorado, take the walk to Downtown Santa Monica Station, take the tram to Pico Station, take the tram to 1st Street Station, take the walk to Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd St Sw, take the line 46 bus to First & Shelter B N, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Malibu Beach to Avalon via 5th / Colorado, 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place, Lax Transit Center Bay 11, LAX Terminal 1 Lower Level FlyAway Stop, Downtown Long Beach, Pacific & Ocean Nw, Catalina Landing N, and Long Beach in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Civic Center / Malibu Perf Arts Ctr to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from LAX City Bus Center to Broadway / Long Beach Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Lax
Website
laxflyaway.org
Bus from LAX Terminal 1 Lower Level FlyAway Stop to Downtown Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
laxflyaway.org
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from LAX Terminal #1 to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Malibu Beach and Santa Catalina Island is 76 km.

The cheapest way to get from Malibu Beach to Santa Catalina Island is to line 534 bus and tram and ferry which costs $42 - $47 and takes 5 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Malibu Beach to Santa Catalina Island is to line 534 bus and tram and ferry which takes 5 h 46 min and costs $42 - $47.

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Malibu Beach to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.