There are 3 ways to get from Irvine to Big Bear Lake by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to San Bernardino Depot station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr 5

$15 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 1 53x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  3. Take the bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr 5

$19 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Big Bear Lake 93.2 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Big Bear Lake. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at The Village at Bartlett Rd via Anaheim, Ca, E St & Court St and Sandalwood Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Irvine and Big Bear Lake is 66 miles. The road distance is 93.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Big Bear Lake without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Irvine to Big Bear Lake, including transfers.

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Irvine to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Main-Harvard station.

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Irvine to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by Mountain Transit, arrive at Sandalwood Dr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Big Bear Lake is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Irvine to Big Bear Lake.

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There are 1019+ hotels available in Big Bear Lake. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Big Bear Lake.
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  • Distance: 66.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Big Bear Lake, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Irvine to Big Bear Lake via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, Ca, San Bernardino, Ca, E St & Court St, and Sandalwood Dr in around 5 h 59 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to San Bernardino Depot station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Mountain Transit
Phone
+1 909-878-5200
Website
mountaintransit.org
Bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
Bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.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.

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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, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25

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