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TRANSPORTATION

There are a variety of ways to get to and from Huntington Beach. Public transportation, car rentals, taxis, ride-sharing, shuttles and car service are available from most major airports, attractions and transportation hubs.

Huntington Beach is located 10 miles from Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA), 16 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), 35 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 45 miles from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), and 49 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT).

Most taxi companies, ride-sharing companies, shuttle and private car services, and car rental agencies service the greater Southern California area airports. The Surf City USA Shuttle will help you navigate Huntington Beach and its distinct neighborhoods.

Visit the Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) website for local bus routes and schedules. OCTA offers convenient service throughout Orange County and connections to bus and rail lines serving the greater Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. It also offers bus service to and from Orange County John Wayne International Airport.

Other public transportation options include the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), featuring bus and rail service throughout Los Angeles, and Greyhound Lines and Amtrak for bus and rail service throughout the United States.

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PARKING

Huntington Beach enjoys the widest, open sand beaches of any Southern California beach - but it also boasts over 5,000 beach parking spaces, not including parking at various garages and meters in Downtown Huntington Beach.

Driving along Pacific Coast Highway, you'll find a plethora of beach parking on the ocean side of the street in parking lots from Brookhurst Street in the south up to Warner Avenue in the north. These lots offer convenient access to the sand for your beach blankets, chairs, umbrellas, grills, firewood and s'mores ingredients.

Entrances to the beach parking lots can be found at Beach Boulevard, Magnolia Street, Brookhurst Street and one mile south of Warner Avenue. In the peak season, entrances can also be found at Huntington Street and First Street. Current parking rates are $15 per day for the beach parking lots. However, please note this rate may change during special events, holidays and the off-peak season. Once inside the parking lot, cars may not leave and re-enter without paying the full parking fee.

Parking meters can also be found along Pacific Coast Highway and throughout Downtown Huntington Beach for $1.50 per hour. Some parking meters in Downtown Huntington Beach accept credit cards, but many are coin-only. Two change machines are located in Downtown Huntington Beach at 200 Main Street, next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and at 200 5th Street, in front of the police substation.

The two parking lots on either side of the Huntington Beach Pier are hourly parking lots in the off-peak season and may become day-parking lots in the summer season. Be sure to heed the signs at the parking lot pay stations when parking in these lots.

There are four multi-level parking garages located in Downtown Huntington Beach. Parking rates vary by location and time of year.

Free Bike Valet
Those who opt to ride their bike into downtown can enjoy free, secured bike valet parking at Pedego Electric Bicycles, located at the corner of 5th Street and Olive Avenue. The bike valet operates on weekends from 10 am to 6 pm and on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm.

For more detailed parking information, visit the City of Huntington Beach's website.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

For those using GPS to get to Huntington Beach, the following address will take you to the beach, downtown Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier: 1 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Huntington Beach is located within easy access of five major international airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR). In addition, Huntington Beach is central to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Diego. Each of the directions below will take you to the Huntington Beach Pier and Downtown Huntington Beach.

From Los Angeles International Airport
(Approximately 45 minutes)
From: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
To: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Travel south on the 405 freeway (20 miles)

  • Exit Studebaker Road and turn right (2 miles)

  • Turn right onto East 2nd Street (0.5 miles)

  • Turn left onto Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (10 miles)

  • Welcome to Huntington Beach!

From John Wayne Orange County Airport
(Approximately 20 minutes)
From: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
To: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Exit the airport and turn right into Campus Drive (1 mile)

  • Turn right onto Bristol Street North (475 feet)

  • Merge onto the CA-73 North (1 mile)

  • Merge onto the CA-55 South (5 miles)

  • Continue along Newport Boulevard/CA-55 South (0.2 miles)

  • Turn right onto Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (5 miles)

  • Welcome to Huntington Beach!

From Long Beach Airport
(Approximately 25 minutes)
From: 4100 Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach, CA 90808
To: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Exit the airport and turn right onto Lakewood Boulevard (2 miles)

  • At the traffic circle, take the second exit for Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (12 miles)

  • Welcome to Huntington Beach!

From Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood
(Approximately 45-60 minutes)
To: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Take the US-101 South (3 miles to 8 miles, depending on your location)

  • Merge onto the I-5 South ramp (9 miles)

  • Merge onto the I-605 South ramp (11 miles)

  • Merge onto the CA-22 West/East 7th Street ramp (2 miles)

  • Follow until the freeway ends and turn left onto Channel Drive (0.2 miles)

  • Turn left onto Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (10 miles)

  • Welcome to Huntington Beach!

From Sea World San Diego
(Approximately 90 minutes)
From: 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
To: 325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Take the I-5 North toward Los Angeles (72 miles)

  • Merge onto the I-405 North toward Long Beach (8 miles)

  • Merge onto the CA-55 South (6 miles)

  • Continue along Newport Boulevard/CA-55 South (0.2 miles)

  • Turn right onto Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (5 miles)

  • Welcome to Huntington Beach!

 

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