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There are 6 ways to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa by tram, train, bus, taxi or car

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

Tram, train, line 662 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 662 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Oc Fair-Yellow Gate 662

$26 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus, line 60 bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Robles / Union to El Monte Station - Lower Level
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th 577
  3. Take the line 60 bus from 7Th-Channel to Westminster-Fairview 60 / ...

$6 - $16

4 alternative options

Train, line 43 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station 91/Pvl / ...
  2. Take the line 43 bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 1 to Harbor-19Th 43

$10 - $18

Bus, line 43 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand / 5th to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460
  2. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to Harbor-19Th 43

$6 - $15

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pasadena to Costa Mesa 44.9 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Costa Mesa 44.9 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Costa Mesa. However, there are services departing from Los Robles / Union and arriving at Victoria-Maple via El Monte Station - Lower Level, 7Th-Channel and Fairview-Westminster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Costa Mesa is 38 miles. The road distance is 44.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa without a car is to tram and train and line 662 bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $25 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Los Robles / Union station.

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Pasadena to Costa Mesa bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Westminster-Fairview station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to Costa Mesa is 45 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Pasadena to Costa Mesa.

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There are 680+ hotels available in Costa Mesa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to Costa Mesa.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Pasadena, CA, USA and Costa Mesa, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Pasadena to Costa Mesa via El Monte Station - Lower Level, Channel / 7th, 7Th-Channel, Westminster-Fairview, and Fairview-Westminster in around 3 h 54 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
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
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 Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Oc Fair-Yellow Gate
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 1 to Harbor-19Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Westminster-Fairview
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-East Shuttle Area to Harbor-19Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Los Robles / Union to El Monte Station - Lower Level
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Grand / 5th to Disneyland Employee's Entrance
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Pasadena to Costa Mesa
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
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
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org

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