Newport Beach Transportation

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    Consider Touring PCH on the 1

    by marinarena Written Jun 19, 2013
    OCTA 1 Route Bus Stop sign, Newport Beach, CA

    Hop aboard OCTA 1 route, esp at the Newport Beach Transportation Center (off Fashion Island) to discover this rich, wide gorgeous area with ridiculously pristine oceanic views. Some popular, convenient stops along the 1 in N.B. include: Fashion Island, Crystal Cove, Corona Del Mar (easy access to C.D.M.restaurant row, Sherman Library & Gardens, etc), Back Bay area/Newport Dunes, Hoag Hospital, Balboa Bay Resort, Hoilday Express Inn, Pizzeria Mozza, The Alley Restaurant & Bar, and the Corona del Mar Shopping Plaza (w/ Bristol Farms, Tommy Bahamas, Gulfstream, and Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream.

    If taking beyond N.B., other beautiful cities can be reached:

    1 North of Trans Center is Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and portion of Long Beach.
    1 South of T.C. is Laguna Beach, Dana Point/Monarch Beach and San Clemente.

    Prices:
    Regular One-way pass: $2.00
    Regular All Day Pass:$5.00

    Parking (at Newport Transportation Center):
    There are a good number of parking spots at the Transportation center (and best thing- they are free!)

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    Visit Balboa/NB w/ one bus via Disneyland/N O.C.

    by marinarena Updated Apr 15, 2013

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    If staying in the Disneyland area, there is a straight, one-route bus to get to the Balboa area in Newport- OCTA 47. No need to make multiple connections. At the intersection of Katella Ave & Anaheim St, one can catch the 47 heading south to make it down to charming Balboa.

    If aariving to Newport via Los Angeles,start from Union Station and take a MetroLink or Amtrak heading south and stop at the Fullerton Station (about a 45 min trip). Then, head to the bus pick-up area of the Fullerton Transpotation Center to board an OCTA 47, which run about 20-30 minutes during the day. Check the OCTA site for full info on schedules.

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    Take a Ferry ride to Balboa

    by marinarena Updated Jul 2, 2012

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    ferry point at Newport Beach, CA

    One can embark on a small scale but fun ride on a ferry for a few bucks! Though the ride is only for about 5 min, it sure beats riding on the shorter kiddie horses and other creatures found in the malls for a quarter. Well, certainly, adults would look silly on one of theose mall diversions. So, thankfully the ferry is still a-going in Newport. Adults' fare is 50 cents and for children only a quarter. the ferry starts at Palm Ave by the pavilion area

    Cars often go for a ride on the ferry

    Boats run from 6:30 to midnight (yes, midnight!) from Sun through Friday; and until 2 am on Fri and Sat nights.

    Fares:

    Car w/ Driver: $2.00;

    Motorcycles/Mopeds: $1.50

    Adult with Bicycles: $1.25

    Children with bicycles $.75

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    Take a Duffy out on the harbor

    by jrjohnson Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A Duffy is a small (18-21ft) electic boat that was designed for Newport Beach, so it's perfect for cruising around the harbor. It can be described as driving a golf cart in the water, but this golf cart can hold 12 people and you can have lunch/drinks/or dinner on it. It's great fun and a great way to see all of the boats and houses around Balboa and all the smaller islands in Newport. We recently rented one and it costs $95/hour. Two hours is plenty to see most of the harbor...if you want to stop at a few places you may need to get it for a third hour. I think there are a couple of rental agencies, but i used Duffy Boat Rentals. They are on PCH... i think there is a place over by the Fun Zone as well. Duffy Boat Rentals phone number is 949.645.6812.

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