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

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Train, bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

$46 - $77

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Bus  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 100
  3. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Irvine to Bishop 293.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  3. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street

$132 - $411

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Bishop is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Bishop is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Bishop. However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Bakersfield Amtrak and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 47m.

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The distance between Irvine and Bishop is 259 miles. The road distance is 293.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Bishop without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 35m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Irvine to Bishop, including transfers.

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Irvine to Bishop bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Amtrak Station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Irvine to Bishop bus services, operated by ESTA, arrive at Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Bishop is 293 miles. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Irvine to Bishop.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Bishop.
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  • Distance: 258.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 35m

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Bishop, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Irvine to Bishop via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Bakersfield Amtrak, and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy in around 12h 47m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.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
Bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Mojave Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Bishop. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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