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There are 2 ways to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island by tram, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Tram, ferry  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station Metro Blue Line
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$43 - $46

Cheapest option

Line 260 bus, ferry  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 260 bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Artesia Station 260 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$41 - $44

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island is to line 260 bus and ferry which costs $40 - $45 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island is to tram and ferry which costs $42 - $46 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Santa Catalina Island is 55 miles.

The best way to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to tram and ferry which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $42 - $46.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 55.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

There is no direct connection from Pasadena to Avalon. However, you can take the tram to Union Station - Metro Gold Line, take the walk to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, take the subway to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, take the walk to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, take the tram to Downtown Long Beach Station, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pasadena to Avalon via Artesia Station, Artesia Station, Downtown Long Beach Station, and Long Beach in around 5 h 22 min.

Train operators
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
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Artesia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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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