There are 2 ways to get from Santa Ana 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.

Recommended option

Ferry  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$78 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Fairview-Westminster to Balboa-Adams 47A / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$37 - $42

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

Catalina Tours operates a ferry from Santa Ana to Avalon once daily. Tickets cost $35 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Westminster to Balboa-Adams
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Ferry operators
Catalina Tours
Website
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 Santa Ana and Santa Catalina Island is 65 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $35 - $45 and takes 3 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Ana to Santa Catalina Island is to ferry which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $75 - $90.

It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Santa Ana to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.