There are 10 ways to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island by plane, ferry, bus, tram or train

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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Fly Tucson to Los Angeles, ferry  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to Los Angeles (LAX) TUS - LAX
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$128 - $365

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Bus Flixbus USA, ferry  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Tucson to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$58 - $76

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Fly Phoenix to Long Beach, ferry  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Long Beach (LGB) PHX - LGB
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$176 - $337

Fly Phoenix to Los Angeles, ferry  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Los Angeles (LAX) PHX - LAX
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$174 - $348

Fly Tucson to Santa Ana, ferry  •  10 h

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to Santa Ana (SNA) TUS - SNA
  2. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$160 - $648

Fly Tucson to San Diego, bus, ferry  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to San Diego (SAN) TUS - SAN
  2. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$188 - $397

Fly Phoenix to Santa Ana, bus, ferry  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Santa Ana (SNA) PHX - SNA
  2. Take the bus from Fairview-Arlington to Balboa-Adams
  3. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$166 - $321

Fly Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, tram, ferry  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) PHX - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
  3. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Long Beach Station
  4. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$169 - $304

Train, ferry  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$116 - $251

Bus Greyhound Mexico, ferry  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Tucson to Long Beach Matamoros-Tijuana Airport
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$106 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $55 - $80 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island is to fly and ferry which costs $120 - $370 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Tucson and Santa Catalina Island is 445 miles.

The best way to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14 h 24 min and costs $110 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tucson Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Santa Catalina Island is 1 h behind Tucson. It is currently 3:16 PM in Tucson and 3:16 PM in Santa Catalina Island.

Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Tucson Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $160 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tucson to Tucson Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 36 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 444.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

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

There is no direct connection from Tucson to Avalon. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Tucson Bl/Corona, take the walk to Tucson 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. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ, take the walk to Phoenix 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.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tucson to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tucson to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tucson to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Tucson to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tucson to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tucson Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Arlington to Balboa-Adams
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tucson to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tucson to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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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