There are 10 ways to get from San Jose to Santa Catalina Island by plane, ferry, tram, bus, 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 San Jose to Long Beach, ferry  •  6 h 32 min

  1. SJC - LGB

$86 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa, ferry  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Tufesa

$63 - $116

8 alternative options

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles, ferry  •  6 h 58 min

  1. SJC - LAX

$114 - $295

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, ferry  •  7 h 28 min

  1. SJC - SNA

$101 - $288

Fly San Jose to Burbank, tram, ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. SJC - BUR

$106 - $358

Fly San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, ferry  •  8 h 51 min

  1. SJC - ONT

$136 - $423

Train to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, ferry  •  7 h 31 min

  1. OAK - LGB

$114 - $361

Bus Boltbus, ferry  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Oakland-LA

$74 - $92

Train, ferry  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Coast Starlight

$110 - $224

Night bus, ferry  •  12 h 1 min

  1. 6743 / ...

$77 - $134

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

There is no direct connection from San Jose to Avalon. However, you can take the line 10 bus to San Jose Airport - Terminal A, take the walk to San Jose 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 line 10 bus to San Jose Airport - Terminal A, take the walk to San Jose 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 San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 8th St W
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Hollywood Blvd
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$22 - $35
Platinum
$30 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
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
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose and Santa Catalina Island is 541 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $70 - $95 and takes 12 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from San Jose to Santa Catalina Island is to fly and ferry which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $85 - $300.

It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from San Jose to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.