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There are 6 ways to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana to Los Angeles Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 83
  2. Take the bus from Harbor Blvd at Disneyland to San Bernardino Transit Center 200

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Bus via Los Angeles  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak / ...

Line 87 bus, line 83 bus, train, line 66 bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the line 87 bus from Santa Margarita-Avd Empresa to Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros 87
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Santa Ana-Santiago 83
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
  4. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
  5. Take the line 66 bus from Montclair Transit Center to Foothill @ Archibald Eb Fs 66

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga 50 miles

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga 50 miles

Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Rancho Santa Margarita and Rancho Cucamonga is around 5h 39m and covers a distance of around 100 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 18m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 18m. Operated by OCTA, Amtrak, Metrolink Trains and others, the Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga service departs from Santa Margarita-Avd Empresa and arrives in Foothill @ Archibald Eb Fs. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 21m
Layover time:
2h 18m
Total time:
5h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 18m
Journey distance:
100 miles
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
$29
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:07
Last service departs at:
18:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga bus, train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga is to drive which costs $4 - $8 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga. However, there are services departing from Santa Margarita-Avd Empresa and arriving at Foothill @ Archibald Eb Fs via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Union Station and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Rancho Santa Margarita and Rancho Cucamonga is 32 miles. The road distance is 50 miles.

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The best way to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 13m and costs $29 - $50.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga, including transfers.

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Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Ana Amtrak Station.

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Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Montclair Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga is 50 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga.

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Map of how to get from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA and Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga via Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Union Station, and Montclair Transit Center in around 5h 22m.

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 Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$3 - $4
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $7
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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
Bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Santa Margarita-Avd Empresa to Paseo De Valencia-Calle De Los Caballeros
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Santa Ana-Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
octa.net
OmniTrans
Phone
1-800-9-OMNIBUS
Website
omnitrans.org
Bus from Montclair Transit Center to Foothill @ Archibald Eb Fs
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
omnitrans.org
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Harbor Blvd at Disneyland to San Bernardino Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rancho Santa Margarita to Rancho Cucamonga
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1-714-999-9999
Website
yellowcab.com
OCY Taxi
Phone
+1-949-444-2552
Website
ocridetoairports.com

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