OCSA Metrolink Shuttle To/From Santa Ana Station (parent-paid)

  • We have a school bus that picks up OCSA Metrolink riders in the morning at the Santa Ana Station and returns them to the station after school.
  • This parent-paid OCSA Metrolink Shuttle*, provides station-to-school-to-station bus service from the Santa Ana Train Station. This shuttle is used in conjunction with a parent-purchased Metrolink Train ticket.  Student Discounted (25%) Metrolink Train One-Way and Round-Trip, 7-Day, and monthly passes are available directly from Metrolink.
  • The OCSA school bus leaves the Santa Ana Train Station at 8:00 am and arrives at OCSA approximately 10 minutes later.
  • After School, the 7th and 8th grade school bus leaves at 3:35 pm, and the 9th - 12th grade bus leaves at 4:55 pm, arriving at the station about 10 minutes later.
  • An OCSA Shuttle Pass (issued by OCSA) is required to board the OCSA Metrolink Shuttle Bus and can be purchased during Online Registration or at any time throughout the school year.

* Depending on your arrival schedule, Free Public OCTA Bus transportation from the Santa Ana Station to OCSA may be available to Metrolink riders. See OCTA Route 83

Safety & Security

OCSA has never had an incident with our "Metro riders".  The students have learned to stick together. As the train gets closer to Santa Ana it fills with OCSA students.  Currently, we have about 185 riders coming from all directions!  We encourage all parents to familiarize your students with the stations and the routes they will be taking.  We have taken many precautions to make the Metrolink a pleasant experience for your children. Click here for more information

Amtrak "Rails 2 RailsĀ®" Program

Holders of a monthly Metrolink pass (Orange and Ventura County corridors ONLY) are eligible for an Amtrak program called "Rails 2 Rails®".  This program allows students holding a monthly pass to ride Metrolink or Amtrak trains.  However, it is only available for Amtrak trains coming north from the Oceanside Station or south from the Oxnard Station.  This program is not available for stations located in Riverside or San Bernardino County. Click here for more information

OCSA Student Rider Behavior Expectations

As a reminder for all OCSA students, OCSA School-wide Behavior Expectations are in effect for students who are riding the train to and from school.  A student removed from a train by Metrolink or Orange County Sheriff’s personnel will have their OCSA Metro Bus privileges revoked and will need to find an alternative method of traveling to and from OCSA.

Metrolink train conductors and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department actively enforce the Metrolink Passenger Code of Conduct, especially the following:

  • Boisterous and Unruly Conduct - Metrolink prides itself on providing a stress free train experience where passengers are comfortable and relaxed. Speak with an inside voice while on board the trains and be mindful of the language you use. Respect your fellow passengers and Metrolink train crew. The use of profanity is not allowed on Metrolink. 
  • Music and Audio Devices  - All music and audio devices must be used with personal head phones while on Metrolink platforms and trains.

Riders who violate the Code of Conduct may be removal from the train and have rider privileges revoked by Metrolink.

OCSA Parents: Thank you for your assistance with communicating appropriate behaviors while on the train to your child.  We want our students to be good ambassadors for the school, and not have their ability to travel to school be forfeited because of their behavior on public transportation.

Pricing for the 2021-2022 School Year

~ One-pay or Installment payment options are available ~
Annual Round-Trip $1,400
Semester Round-Trip $700

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Schedules

OCSA Metrolink Shuttle
Updated 8/02/2021

From / To






(From/To Santa Ana Station)

Santiago St.

8:00 AM

8:10 AM

7th & 8th
3:35 PM

Transit time to station

is about 10 mins.

9th - 12th
4:55 PM

Friday /
Short Days

2:35 PM

* All buses load/unload from the 10th St. bus staging area, all riders are required to show a current OCSA School Metrolink Shuttle Pass upon boarding.

[1] Depending on your arrival schedule, FREE Public OCTA Bus transportation from the Santa Ana Train Station to OCSA may be available to Metrolink riders riders. See OCTA Route 83 for more information.

If you have any questions regarding transportation, contact Kelly Stowe
at transportation@ocsarts.net or call 714.560.0900 ext. 6144.