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How to Get from LA to Catalina Island

There are so many ways to get from LA to Catalina Island that we thought we might make a few suggestions here. Whether you are coming from Los Angeles or Orange Country, here are some great options to get whisked away to the tropical, Catalina Island.

Travel By Sea

Catalina Express

Fastest Fleet Afloat! Most trips are about an hour. Up to 30 daily departures. Year-round service. Departures from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point (1 hr. 30 min. service from Dana Point) to Avalon and Two Harbors. Eight high-speed vessels offer comfortable, airline-style seating, cocktail service and friendly cabin attendants.

Newport Flyer

Depart from the historic Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach. We serve Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego residents. Crossing time is only about one hour on the luxurious catamaran, Catalina Flyer. We do packages with most Catalina hotels and offer Group and Senior rates. Sightseeing tours available for purchase on board. Speed—Service—Luxury. Reservations required:


Avalon Shoreboats/Island Navigation

Water-taxi service in Avalon Harbor and surrounding areas. Land transp. also avail. Ask for group & charter rates.

Catalina Classic Cruises

The largest boats and lowest fares. Scheduled service from San Pedro to Avalon. Full service snack and beverage bar. Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

Catalina Freight Line

Provides year round freight service to and from Catalina Island.

GO-C-SU Travel

For all your travel needs international, air, hotels, tours, cruises, packages including complete Catalina packages. Notary and small business accounting services available also.

Travel By Air

Island Express Helicopter Service

The FASTEST way to Avalon, only 15 minutes. Serving Long Beach and San Pedro Boat Terminals. Try the Day in Paradise Package.

Island Hopper/Catalina Airways

Air Service between San Diego and Catalina 7 days a week in single and multi-engine airplanes. Year round. Call for more information and reservations.

Travel on the Island

Catalina Adventure Tours

Executive style bus trans. with air cond. charters/group rates available. Call for ticket locations or to make reservation.

Catalina Transportation Services

Taxi and Shuttle service around Avalon. Private Charters in 7-passenger vans into the island’s interior. Visit Airport-in-the-Sky for lunch or dinner, see Shark and Little Harbors, or travel to the quaint village of Two Harbors. Charter our vintage Rolls Royce with a white-gloved chauffeur for special occasions.

Catalina Safari Bus

Explore the island. Scheduled bus service between Avalon & Two Harbors, stops at picnic sites, beaches, trails, campgrounds and airport. Group rates, passenger & baggage charters available.

Island Rentals

Gas-powered Yamaha golf carts. Gives you a chance to see Avalon and its beautiful surrounding hills at your leisure. Open year round. Located under the Holly Hill House at

Tram Charters

Trams available for private charter. Transport your wedding guests, clients or employees to various locations in Avalon (including the Wrigley Memorial).

Travel To/From Airports

Elite Airport Shuttle

Nonstop shuttle to and from airports to Catalina Express and Island Express Helicopter service. Charters available for reservations. Discount with groups.

Karmel Shuttle

To/from boat terminals to Airports • Hotels • Residence • Businesses • Van • Sedan • Limousine • Coaches. Individual & group packages.

Whether you travel by sea or by air, we hope you’ve found the perfect way to get from LA to Catalina Island.