There are 3 ways to get from Thousand Oaks to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry, train or tram

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

Bus, ferry via Los Angeles, Ca  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd. & Hampshire Rd. to Flower & 7th Commuter Express 422
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$51 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th Commuter Express 422 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$41 - $46

1 alternative option

Bus, train, tram, ferry  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Library / Teen Center to Moorpark Station EB
  2. Take the train from Moorpark station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station
  4. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$51 - $59

Questions & Answers

The distance between Thousand Oaks and Santa Catalina Island is 60 miles.

The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Thousand Oaks to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Thousand Oaks to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 59.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

There is no direct connection from Thousand Oaks to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Flower & 7th, take the walk to 7th / Olive, take the line 60 bus to 7th / Decatur, take the walk to Los Angeles, Ca, take the line 9455 bus to Long Beach, Ca, take the walk to L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Sw, take the line 51 bus to First & Shelter G S, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Thousand Oaks to Avalon via Flower & 7th, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, Downtown Long Beach Station, and Long Beach in around 6 h 32 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Moorpark station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd. & Hampshire Rd. to Flower & 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Thousand Oaks Library / Teen Center to Moorpark Station EB
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
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

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