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There are 4 ways to get from Irvine station to Ensenada by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$39 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$29 - $84

2 alternative options

Train, bus, Tijuana Airport to Ensenada  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside to Tijuana Airport
  3. Take the Tijuana Airport to Ensenada from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada

$51 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Irvine station to Ensenada 165.9 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine station to Ensenada is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine station to Ensenada is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Irvine station and Ensenada is 141 miles. The road distance is 165.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine station to Ensenada without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Irvine station to Ensenada, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine station to Ensenada is 166 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Irvine station to Ensenada.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Ensenada. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 140.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Irvine station, CA, USA and Ensenada, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Irvine station to Ensenada via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 6 h 43 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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