There are 5 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station by train, bus, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Irvine Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $62

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to Irvine station

$16 - $75

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Irvine, CA 5818

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station 80.4 miles

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to Irvine station 80.4 miles

$210 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Irvine, CA via San Diego, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Irvine station is 71 miles. The road distance is 80.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $29 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $29 - $65. Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 2 h 50 min.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Irvine, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station.
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  • Distance: 71.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and Irvine station, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Irvine station once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Irvine Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Irvine, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to Irvine station
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to Irvine station
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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