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

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  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Barstow

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Line 53 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 53 bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 2
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Barstow Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Barstow

Drive

  1. Drive from Irvine to Barstow

Irvine to Barstow by train

The train journey time between Irvine and Barstow is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 142 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Metrolink Trains and Amtrak, the Irvine to Barstow train service departs from Tustin station and arrives in Barstow. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
4h 38m Average Duration
$30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Barstow is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Barstow is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Barstow. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at Main St WB & 6th Ave via Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center and Main St WB & Cal Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Irvine station to Barstow. However, there are services departing from Tustin station and arriving at Barstow via Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Irvine and Barstow is 97 miles. The road distance is 114.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Barstow without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Irvine to Barstow, including transfers.

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Irvine to Barstow bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Main-Harvard station.

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Irvine to Barstow train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fullerton Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Barstow is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can line 53 bus and bus, which costs $11 - $40 and takes 5h 34m.

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  • Distance: 97 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Barstow twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to Barstow via Artic - Dock 2, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Barstow Station, and Main St WB & Cal Ave in around 5h 34m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Barstow
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 2
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
octa.net
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Barstow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim to Barstow
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Santa Ana to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Irvine to Barstow bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Barstow Station.

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Irvine to Barstow train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Barstow station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Barstow is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Irvine to Barstow.

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