Ground Transportation

Rancho Santa Margarita is bisected by the Foothill Transportation Corridor (SR-241). Other major roads leading to Rancho Santa Margarita include Santa Margarita Parkway and Antonio Parkway.

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides public transportation services from Rancho Santa Margarita. OCTA’s County-wide system has 80 bus routes and 6,500 bus stops to get you practically anywhere you want to go in Orange County.

Hours of Operation
Buses run through Rancho Santa Margarita:
  • Monday- Friday between 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays
  • Sundays and holidays between 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Route 82 Major Stops
  • Foothill Ranch Town Centre (Connects to Route 177)
  • Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station (Connects to Route 490)
  • Portola Plaza  (Connects to Routes 85 and 89)
  • Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
  • Saddleback College (Connects to Routes 85, 91, and 191/191A)
  • Trabuco Hills High School
Route 87 Major Stops
  • Chet Holifield Federal Building
  • Laguna Hills Mall/Park-n-Ride (Connects to 83, 89, 91, 177, 187, 188, 212, and 216)
  • South Orange County Courthouse