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How to Get to Laguna Beach, California

Regardless if you are flying or driving, Laguna Beach is extremely accessible and easy to reach.

Where is Laguna Beach?

Laguna Beach is centrally located in Southern California, approximately 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 70 miles north of San Diego. It is in Orange County and only 40-minutes from Disneyland and 30-minutes from Knotts Berry Farm. 

Driving to Laguna Beach

If driving to Laguna Beach there’s enough time in your schedule for a scenic drive, check out California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH), which hugs the coastline and provides picturesque scenery along the way to Laguna Beach. Or save some time and take one of our Freeways or the Toll Road. 

Closest Freeway
  • 405 Freeway
Closest Exit
  • Highway 133
Closet Toll Road
  • Toll road 73

FROM THE NORTH: 

Take the 405 or 5 South, exit Hwy 133 South toward Laguna Beach. The 133 South turns into Laguna Canyon Road and becomes Broadway. Make a left on Beach Street - it will dead-end at Beach Street and Forest Avenue with the Visitors Center right in front of you at 381 Forest Avenue.

FROM THE SOUTH: 

Take the 405 or 5 North, exit Hwy 133 South toward Laguna Beach. The 133 South turns into Laguna Canyon Road and becomes Broadway. Make a left on Beach Street - it will dead-end at Beach Street and Forest Avenue with the Visitors Center right in front of you at 381 Forest Avenue.

FROM THE EAST: 

From the San Gabriel Valley, take the Orange (57) Freeway South to the San Diego (5) Freeway South. Exit Hwy 133 South toward Laguna Beach. The 133 South turns into Laguna Canyon Road and becomes Broadway. Make a left on Beach Street - it will dead-end at Beach Street and Forest Avenue with the Visitors Center right in front of you at 381 Forest Avenue. 

Flying to Laguna Beach 

With more than 20 nonstop domestic and international destinations provided, John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) is our preferred airport of choice. 

John Wayne Airport (SNA) 

25-minute drive from Laguna Beach and is ranked as the #2 airport among large airports in North America by J.D. Power's 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. 

Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

1.5 hour drive from Laguna Beach

Long Beach Airport

1 hour drive from Laguna Beach


Regardless if you are flying or driving, Laguna Beach is extremely accessible and easy to reach. 

Rideshare Uber or Lyft are both easily accessible from John Wayne Airport. Additionally, SuperShuttle is a shared ride and can be scheduled to pick you up and drop you off at the airport. Or, if you would like to take the Orange County Bus, here are directions on how to navigate your route to Laguna Beach.

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