There's no direct train service to Huntington Beach. You can take the train to San Juan Capistrano (same train you took to Anaheim, most scenic part of the route). Then you would transfer to an OCTA #91 bus and take it down to Pacific Coast Highway & Obispo in Dana Point near Dana Point Harbor. From there you'd catch a northbound OCTA #1 bus which runs up Pacific Coast Highway to Huntington Beach. It would be a long ride, though the bus along PCH from Dana Point through Laguna Beach to Huntington Beach would also be very pretty.
Probably your best bet from Huntington Beach would be to head to the Amtrak station in Santa Ana - I think this is the closest station to Huntington at about 18 miles away. The San Juan Capistrano station is about 28 miles from Huntington. On the other hand, if you're in a hurry the San Juan Capistrano station is closer to San Diego, while heading to Santa Ana from Huntington is headed somewhat backwards when your ultimate destination is San Diego.
Darkbeer's right, there's no decent bus connection from Santa Ana or Irvine over to Huntington Beach, even though they're closer to Huntington Beach. Sometimes when you're on transit, connections trump distance.
Orange County has more bus service than people think, but the connections to the Metrolink/Amtrak rail line are often poor. And bus service is better in the center of the county (Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa) than in the beach communities.
I'm planning to go to Huntington Beach from San Diego tomorrow. I know short notice and short time for planning. That's why I hope any of you can help me out. I will have someone pick me up around Huntington Beach though.
So any ideas which train and which stop I should meet my friends? and where is the closet train stop in San Diego I should go?
Thank u and hope u all have a good weekend.
The best option for 11 people if you don't want to rent a van is to get a private van from one of the shuttle/limo services. I can't recommend one specifically but you can Google Limo Services Orange County and get a number of companies.Edited: 06 July 2011, 05:03