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Sailings Up to 4 times per day
Duration 1 Hour 5 Mins.
Operated by Catalina Flyer
2p+Car+Return in our estimation $ 130
Distance 31 miles, 50 km
Destination(s) 🇺🇸 USA

The ferry from Newport Beach to Avalon is a very fast ferry that sails in about 75 minutes to Catalina Island. Important to know: Pets are not allowed on this ferry.

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Ferry info: Newport Beach to Avalon

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The Catalina Flyer ferries visitors from Newport Beach to Catalina Island. This route has two options: a return trip (for visitors who want to visit Catalina Island for one day) and individual one-way trips.

The return trip

The ferry trip departs at 9 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. On this day trip, you leave Newport Beach at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. A convenient snack bar is available on the deck. ( $78 )

One Way Trips

It's also possible to book one-way trips now on this ferry; these trips can be booked for €39.

A surcharge for fuel is already included in the price if fuel prices are high. The catamaran can hold up to 600 passengers. The distance from the harbor (Newport) to the port (Avalon on Catalina Island) is about 31 miles (50 km).

The Avalon Express runs multiple times per day. It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to travel across the Channel. The weather, season, and other ships might cause this time to change. You can make a reservation at directferries.

Newport Beach
Leaving Newport Beach on calm water with a sunrise

Newport Beach to Avalon Catalina price

The lowest price for a one-way trip on the ferry from Newport Beach to Avalon is about $39. Fuel surcharges and other factors, such as discounts for senior citizens, may cause the price to change.

We strive to provide you with the data you need on Because of this, we give the lowest price and the typical cost of a trip from Dana Point to Avalon. We calculated that the regular price would be around $156 for a two-person return journey.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Newport and Avalon is currently operated by: Catalina Flyer.

How long does the Newport-Avalon crossing take?

The travel time of the Newport-Avalon ferry is around: 1 Hour 5 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Newport-Avalon ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Newport to Avalon (or the ferry from Avalon to Newport) 1 time per day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Newport and Avalon?

The distance between Newport and Avalon is approximately 31 miles or 50 km.