Transportation

It's easy to find your way to Laguna Beach. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach is located along the southern coast of Orange County.  If you're driving to Laguna Beach, check out our driving directions.  We're located just 15 miles from John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) and just a short drive from most major Southern California attractions and points of interest. You can also pinpoint our location on a map of Laguna Beach

Spend more time enjoying your visit to Southen California by choosing to drive The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261). PLEASE NOTE: The Toll Roads have switched to cashless booths as of May 1, 2014. Please read more information on how to pay your tolls here.

Once you're in town, view available parking in town.

Laguna Beach Public Transportation

Laguna Beach Transit - Year-Round:
Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm (does not run from 12:30pm-1:30pm)
Saturday - 9:20 am to 6:30 pm
No service on Sundays or holidays

Fares: Adults $.75; Seniors, handicapped, disabled or Medicare card holder $.30; Children (under 7 w/ adult) - free; fares are free in July and August.

Click here for a bus route map and schedule

Free Trolley - Summer Only (in addition to the above):
June 27 - August 31, 2014
Continuous service: 9:30am-11:30pm
Special July 4th holiday hours: 9:30am-7:00pm

Route Information:
The Canyon Route services Laguna Canyon Road/Broadway from the Act V Parking Lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road to the Bus Depot at 375 Broadway with stops at the Pageant of the Masters, Art-A-Fair, and Sawdust. Frequency is every 20 minutes.

The North Route services North Coast Highway from Viejo Street to Cliff Drive along Heisler Park to the Bus Depot on Broadway. Frequency is every 20 minutes.

The South Route services South Coast Highway from the Bus Depot on Broadway continuing south to Ritz Carlton Drive where the route turns north and returns to the Bus Depot making several stops along the route. Frequency is every 20 minutes.

The transfer point between the North, South and Canyon Routers is at the Transit Center/Bus Depot located at 375 Broadway. Shuttle service between the Act V Parking Lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and Downtown starts at 8:30am daily. Animals must be secured in a pet carrier.

Trolley Route Map

Coming from Los Angeles?

Public Transportation from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach

The train is a great mode of transportation to Laguna Beach from Los Angeles. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train travels along the coast from San Luis Obispo down to San Diego.  You can view the 2014 schedule here. For assistance with schedules and purchasing tickets, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245.

The closest Amtrak station to Laguna Beach is located in San Juan Capistrano, 26701 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano
You can take Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; (213) 683-6729. Get off the train when you arrive at the San Juan Capistrano station.

San Juan Capistrano to Laguna Beach

  • Taxi - A taxi is the quickest transportation option to Laguna Beach once you arrive in San Juan Capistrano. Fare: The train station is approximately 13 miles away from Laguna Beach. An estimated rate would be about $35-$40, but will vary depending on traffic.
  • Bus - Taking the county bus from the train station is another option, and it will cost about $4/person; however it could take up to 1.5 hours to arrive at your destination.

The Route 91 bus stop is a 3 minute walk from the train station.
Walk down Verdugo Street and make a left on Camino Capistrano. The bus stop will be on your left.


Route 91 Bus - 1

Route 91 Bus - 2

The Route 91 bus will take you to Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. From there you will transfer to the Route 1 bus by crossing the street.

Route 91 Bus - 3

Route 91 Bus - 4

The Route 1 bus will stop in downtown Laguna Beach at the Bus Depot.  Once you exit the bus, walk west down Broadway Street or Ocean Avenue, turn left on Beach Street, and it will dead-end at the Official Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue.  Our trained concierge can help you plan your itinerary for the day, or arrange for overnight hotel accommodations if needed.

Route 91 Bus - 5

For more information, or assistance with bus schedules, please contact Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at 714-560-6282 or visit http://www.octa.net/.

Traveling from San Diego?

Public Transportation from San Diego to Laguna Beach

The train is a great mode of transportation to Laguna Beach from San Diego. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train travels along the coast from San Luis Obispo down to San Diego. You can view the 2014 schedule here. For assistance with schedules and purchasing tickets, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245.

The closest Amtrak station to Laguna Beach is located in San Juan Capistrano, 26701 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

San Diego to San Juan Capistrano
There are two Amtrak stations in San Diego:

  • (OLT): 4005 Taylor St., San Diego
  • (SAN): 1050 Kettner Blvd. #1, San Diego

You can take Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from either station. Get off the train when you arrive at the San Juan Capistrano station.

San Juan Capistrano to Laguna Beach

  • Taxi - A taxi is the quickest transportation option to Laguna Beach once you arrive in San Juan Capistrano. Fare: The train station is approximately 13 miles away from Laguna Beach. An estimated rate would be about $35-$40, but will vary depending on traffic.
  • Bus - Taking the county bus from the train station is another option, and it will cost about $4/person; however it could take up to 1.5 hours to arrive at your destination.

The Route 91 bus stop is a 3 minute walk from the train station.
Walk down Verdugo Street and make a left on Camino Capistrano. The bus stop will be on your left.

Route 91 Bus - 1

Route 91 Bus - 2

The Route 91 bus will take you to Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. From there you will transfer to the Route 1 bus by crossing the street.

Route 91 Bus - 3

Route 91 Bus - 4

The Route 1 bus will stop in downtown Laguna Beach at the Bus Depot. Once you exit the bus, walk west down Broadway Street or Ocean Avenue, turn left on Beach Street, and it will dead-end at the Official Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue. Our trained concierge can help you plan your itinerary for the day, or arrange for overnight hotel accommodations if needed.

Route 91 Bus - 5

For more information, or assistance with bus schedules, please contact Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at 714-560-6282 or visit http://www.octa.net/.

Flying into John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA)?

 Public Transportation from John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) to Laguna Beach 

  • Taxi - A taxi is the quickest transportation option to Laguna Beach once you arrive at John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA). Fare: The airport is approximately 15 miles away from Laguna Beach. An estimated rate would be about $40-$45, but will vary depending on traffic.
  • SuperShuttle - SuperShuttle is a shared van service that can take you to and from John Wayne Airport Orange County. For more information on rates or to make a reservation, please visit their website or call 1-800-258-3826.
  • Bus - Taking the county bus from the airport is another option, and it will cost about $4/person; however it could take up to 1.5 hours to arrive at your destination.

The Route 76 bus stop is in front of the Airport-Arrival Terminal.

SNA - Bus 1

SNA - Bus 2

The Route 76 bus will take you to Newport Trans Ctr Dock 1. From there you will transfer to the Route 1 bus by walking to the Newport Trans Ctr Dock 6.

SNA - Bus 3

SNA - Bus 4

SNA - Bus 5

The Route 1 bus will stop in downtown Laguna Beach at the Bus Depot.  Once you exit the bus, walk west down Broadway Street or Ocean Avenue, turn left on Beach Street, and it will dead-end at the Official Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue.  Our trained concierge can help you plan your itinerary for the day, or arrange for overnight hotel accommodations if needed.

Route 91 Bus - 5

For more information, or assistance with bus schedules, please contact Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at 714-560-6282 or visit http://www.octa.net/.

Taxi Vouchers for Laguna Beach Residents

Taxi Vouchers are available for residents of Laguna Beach only. Taxi vouchers are valid for taxi rides between any two points within Laguna Beach as long as one of the points is in the downtown area or along Coast Highway from Viejo Street to 7th Avenue. Valid Monday-Saturday, 5:30pm-2:30am; Sundays from 8:00am-2:30am.

Vouchers are available for $3 per one-way ride, up to 4 passengers per ride. Limit of 20 vouchers per purchase, identification is required at time of purchase. Residents may purchase taxi vouchers by mail or in person at the Community Services Department located at 515 Forest Avenue, weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Please call the Community Services Department at (949) 497-0716 for more information. 

Check out the 2014 Official Laguna Beach Visitors Guide and start planning your trip Today!

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