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There are 5 ways to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier by train, tram, 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.

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Train, tram  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$28 - $48

Cheapest option

Train Metrolink Trains, line 733 bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Irvine station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Train Amtrak, line 733 bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$25 - $47

Bus, line 720 bus  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$16 - $57

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier 57.2 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 3m.

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The distance between Irvine station and Santa Monica Pier is 51 miles. The road distance is 57.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to train and tram which takes 2h 27m and costs $27 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2484+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 50.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Irvine station, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Irvine station to Santa Monica Pier via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and Santa Monica / 4th in around 3h 52m.

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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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