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Best way to get from LAX to Santa Ana CA

Looking to find out how to get from LAX Airport to Santa Ana? Discover a range of transportation options that will seamlessly take you to your destination. Whether you prefer the convenience of rideshare services, the affordability of public transportation, the comfort of private shuttles, the efficiency of trains, or the flexibility of shared ride services, you'll find choices to suit your needs. Explore the different options available and select the one that fits your budget and preferences.

Uber: Request a ride with Uber with a journey duration of 50 minutes. This ride typically costs around $82 and covers a distance of 41 miles.

Taxi: Use a taxi to reach your destination in 42 minutes. The cost for this service amounts to around $200, and the distance traveled is approximately 38.6 miles.

Private bus: Opt for a private bus and reach Santa Ana in approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The price for this mode of transport typically ranges around $25, and the distance covered is nearly 43 miles.

Note: The travel times and costs are approximate and subject to change depending on traffic conditions and other factors. Updated October 1, 2023.

Reserve a ride in advance to Santa Ana CA

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to get from LAX to Santa Ana CA. Request a ride up to 90 days before your trip, at any time and on any day of the year.

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Getting from LAX to Santa Ana CA

When you ride with Uber on your next trip from LAX to Santa Ana CA, you’ve got choices. Whether you’re traveling alone or with others, find a ride option that fits your needs and budget. If you like to plan ahead, consider scheduling a ride to Santa Ana CA in advance. Or you can request a ride on demand from LAX in the Uber app.

The route your driver takes might depend on the time of day and other factors, like traffic and how many other riders are making requests. You can have a stress-free ride knowing that the Uber app will suggest the most efficient route to your driver.

Average Travel Time

50 minutes

Average Route Price


Average Route Distance

41 miles

How to get from LAX to Santa Ana CA

Compare ride options getting from LAX to Santa Ana CA. Check the Uber app for current prices and travel options available.



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Sample rider prices are estimates only and do not reflect variations due to geography, traffic delays, promotions, or other factors. Flat rates and minimum fees may apply. Actual prices for rides and scheduled rides may vary.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Uber app gives you the power to request a ride from LAX anytime, 24/7.

  • The average price for this trip is $82. Open the Uber app and input Santa Ana CA in the “Where to?” box. The price estimate for each ride option will appear; scroll to see what’s available. Prices will vary based on time of day and how many riders are making requests.

  • The most affordable ride choice from LAX to Santa Ana CA is UberX.

  • The average duration for this ride is 50 minutes. Before a trip starts, your app gives an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for when your driver is likely to arrive at LAX. After your trip starts, your app provides an ETA for when you are likely to arrive at Santa Ana CA. Please note: ETAs are not guaranteed; various factors like heavy traffic or road construction could affect travel time.

  • The average trip from LAX to Santa Ana CA using the Uber app is about 41 miles.

  • If Uber Reserve is an option in the Uber app at LAX, you can request a ride from LAX anywhere from 2 hours to 90 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year. Uber’s ride-scheduling technology and Uber Reserve can help you be on time.

  • Check in the Uber app to see if car rentals are available at LAX. If you see the Rent icon, you can complete your reservation using the Uber app. Then you can rent a car and drive yourself to Santa Ana CA. To get more details, go to

The data presented on this page represents historical average prices, durations, and distances for routes. Actual prices, durations, and distances may vary based on factors such as location, traffic conditions, and other variables. Information provided here is for reference purposes only and should not be considered as binding.