There are 9 ways to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island by plane, ferry, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Tucson to Los Angeles, ferry  •  7 h 51 min

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

$128 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA, ferry  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Tucson, AZ, Tucson to Anaheim, CA, Anaheim FlixBus
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$59 - $79

7 alternative options

Fly Phoenix to Long Beach, ferry  •  8 h 24 min

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

$164 - $325

Fly Tucson to Santa Ana, ferry  •  9 h 57 min

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

$160 - $648

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

$162 - $336

Fly Tucson to San Diego, train, ferry  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to San Diego (SAN) TUS - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$199 - $418

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

$154 - $309

Train, ferry  •  14 h 38 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

$119 - $252

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

$100 - $132

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $55 - $80 and takes 15 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island is to fly and ferry which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $120 - $370.

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The distance between Tucson and Santa Catalina Island is 712 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Tucson to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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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 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Tucson to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tucson to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Tucson Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
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
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tucson, AZ, Tucson to Anaheim, CA, Anaheim
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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
$60 - $90
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
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
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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