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There are 9 ways to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Newark to Santa Ana

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Santa Ana (SNA)

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Fly Newark to Los Angeles

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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Fly Newark to San Diego, train

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN)
  2. Take the train from San Diego to Santa Ana

Fly New York JFK to Santa Ana

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Santa Ana (SNA)

Train via New York Penn Station

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from 5th / Hill to Disneyland

Bus via El Monte

  1. Take the bus from Newark to El Monte
  2. Take the bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC to Disneyland

Train

  1. Take the train from Newark to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa

Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa by bus

The bus journey time between Newark Airport (EWR) and Costa Mesa is around 3 days 0h and covers a distance of around 2986 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 41m. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 23h. Operated by NJ Transit, Greyhound USA, Metro Los Angeles and others, the Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa bus service departs from Terminal B and arrives in Harbor-19Th. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
2 days 20h
Layover time:
3h 41m
Total time:
3 days 0h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2 days 23h
Bus distance:
2986 miles
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
$274
Carbon emissions:
596 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:40
Last bus departs at:
16:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa is to fly, which costs $90 - $340 and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa is to fly which costs $160 - $420 and takes 6h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa. However, there are services departing from Terminal B and arriving at Harbor-19Th via Newark, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Hill and Harbor-East Shuttle Area. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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The distance between Newark Airport (EWR) and Costa Mesa is 2446 miles. The road distance is 2803.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa without a car is to train via New York Penn Station which takes 2 days 17h and costs $330 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa, including transfers.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa is to fly which takes 6h 13m and costs $160 - $420. Alternatively, you can train via New York Penn Station, which costs $330 - $550 and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $390 and takes 2 days 20h.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 5m.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Disneyland station.

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Map of how to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa.
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  • Distance: 2445.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Newark Airport (EWR), USA and Costa Mesa, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa via Newark Liberty Airport Station, Newark Airport Railroad Station, New York Penn Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, Chicago Union Station, Fullerton Amtrak Station, and Santa Ana in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
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 San Diego to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Newark to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Newark to El Monte
Ave. Duration
2 days 18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Hill to Disneyland
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$0
Bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC to Disneyland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$0

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Costa Mesa is 3h behind Newark Airport (EWR). It is currently 7:36 AM in Newark Airport (EWR) and 4:36 AM in Costa Mesa.

Yes, the driving distance between Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa is 2804 miles. It takes approximately 44h 2m to drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Costa Mesa.

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Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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