There are 2 ways to get from San Clemente to Santa Catalina Island by ferry or bus

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

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Ferry  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$62 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real-Avd Presidio to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$41 - $49

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Clemente to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $40 - $50 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Clemente to Santa Catalina Island is to ferry which costs $60 - $70 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between San Clemente and Santa Catalina Island is 47 miles.

The best way to get from San Clemente to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to ferry which takes 1 h 38 min and costs $60 - $70.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from San Clemente 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 San Clemente to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 46.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

Catalina Express operates a ferry from San Clemente to Avalon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $39 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Catalina Tours also services this route twice daily.

Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from El Camino Real-Avd Presidio to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
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
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
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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