There are 10 ways to get from Sacramento to Santa Catalina Island by plane, ferry, bus, tram, train or night bus

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

Fly to Long Beach, ferry  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Long Beach (LGB) SMF - LGB
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$131 - $284

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the night bus from Sacramento to Anaheim FlixBus
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$62 - $86

8 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles, ferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX) SMF - LAX
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$119 - $285

Fly to Santa Ana, ferry  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Santa Ana (SNA) SMF - SNA
  2. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$191 - $438

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, ferry  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$174 - $361

Fly to Burbank, tram, ferry  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Burbank (BUR) SMF - BUR
  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

$158 - $363

Fly to San Diego, train, ferry  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) SMF - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$170 - $538

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1439 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$89 - $160

Train, bus, ferry  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

Train, ferry  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$122 - $269

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sacramento and Santa Catalina Island is 400 miles.

The best way to get from Sacramento to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Sacramento to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Long Beach Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Long Beach Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 400.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sacramento to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Terminal A, take the walk to Sacramento airport, fly to Long Beach, take the walk to Airport & Terminal W, take the line 111 bus to First & Shelter C N, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Terminal A, take the walk to Sacramento airport, fly to Los Angeles, take the walk to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal, take the bus to Downtown Long Beach Station, take the walk to Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd St Sw, take the line 46 bus to First & Shelter B N, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Sacramento to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
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
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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