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
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.
- Reservations/travel schedules please call: 310-519-1212 or 800-618-5533.
- Groups: 310-519-7971 ext. 4.
- Berth 95, San Pedro, CA 90731
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:
- 949-673-5245 or 800-830-7744
Avalon Shoreboats/Island Navigation
Water-taxi service in Avalon Harbor and surrounding areas. Land transp. also avail. Ask for group & charter rates.
- 310-510-0409 or 310-510-2888 or VHF Radio Ch 9
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.
- Berth 184, Wilmington, CA 90744.
- Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, CA 90704
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.
- 310-510-2888 or 562-432-8828
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.
- For taxi service call: 310-510-0025
- For charters and general info, call 310-510-0342 (M-F 8-5; after hours 510-0025)
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.
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
- 125 Pebbly Beach Road
Trams available for private charter. Transport your wedding guests, clients or employees to various locations in Avalon (including the Wrigley Memorial).
- 310-510-2000, ext. 1223
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.
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.