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There are 3 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  •  1h 33m

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

$78 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  3h 15m

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

$37 - $42

1 alternative option

Line 560 bus, ferry  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th 560
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$41 - $49

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Santa Ana and Santa Catalina Island is 41 miles.

The best way to get from Santa Ana to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 33m and costs $75 - $90.

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

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There are 11+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Ana to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 40.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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 1h 15m.

Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Westminster to Balboa-Adams
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Ferry operators
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Catalina Express

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