There are 4 ways to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry, train or tram

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxnard, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6725 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$61 - $89

Cheapest option

Train, tram, ferry  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Oxnard station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$52 - $58

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Oxnard Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$66 - $97

Bus, line 60 bus, line 61 bus, ferry  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxnard, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the line 60 bus from 7th / Decatur to Artesia Station 60
  3. Take the line 61 bus from Artesia Station Layover Area to Ocean & Pine Ne 61
  4. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$53 - $73

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island is to train and tram and ferry which costs $50 - $60 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Oxnard and Santa Catalina Island is 72 miles.

The best way to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6 h 1 min and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $160 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oxnard to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 71.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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

There is no direct connection from Oxnard to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, Ca, take the line 9455 bus to Long Beach, Ca, take the walk to L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Sw, take the line 51 bus to First & Shelter G S, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Oxnard to Avalon via L. A. Union Station station, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, Downtown Long Beach Station, and Long Beach in around 6 h 16 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oxnard station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Oxnard Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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 Oxnard, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Artesia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Artesia Station Layover Area to Ocean & Pine Ne
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
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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