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There are 8 ways to get from Foster City to Irvine by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus to Oakland, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA

$108 - $617

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Millbrae to Anaheim FlixBus

$21 - $39

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA

$72 - $259

Bus, Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Ana  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd to El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA

$102 - $298

Bus to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, line 92 bus, line 1 bus, line 72 bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  3. Take the line 92 bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Warner-Pacific
  5. Take the line 72 bus from Warner-Pacific to Tustin Ranch-Legacy

$64 - $301

Caltrain, bus  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA

$43 - $68

Caltrain, train  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station

$99 - $242

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Irvine 415.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Irvine is to night bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Irvine is to bus and fly which costs $100 - $650 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd and arriving at Main-Paseo Westpark via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Millbrae and Artic - Dock 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Irvine is 369 miles. The road distance is 415.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Irvine without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 11 h 12 min and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Foster City to Irvine, including transfers.

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Foster City to Irvine bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Millbrae station.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Foster City to Irvine bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Anaheim station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Irvine is 416 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to drive from Foster City to Irvine.

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  • Distance: 369 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Foster City, CA, USA and Irvine, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Foster City to Irvine via El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd, Hillsdale Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, Los Angeles Union Station, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, and Santa Ana station in around 16 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd to El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Woodruff & Spring Nw to Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Warner-Pacific
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Warner-Pacific to Tustin Ranch-Legacy
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Millbrae to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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