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There are 6 ways to get from Irvine to El Monte by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to El Monte station San Bernardino Line

$9 - $13

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Line 59 bus, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the line 59 bus from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 59
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$20 - $46

Bus, train, line 76 bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1 53x / ...
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the line 76 bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Ramona / Tyler 76

$25 - $50

Bus, line 460 bus, line 7 bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1 53x / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station 460
  3. Take the line 7 bus from Norwalk Green Line Station to Valley Boulevard and Peck Road 7

Taxi  •  46m

  1. Take a taxi from Irvine to El Monte 42.5 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  46m

  1. Drive from Irvine to El Monte 42.5 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to El Monte is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to El Monte is to taxi which costs $220 - $270 and takes 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to El Monte. However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at El Monte, Ca via Santa Ana, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Irvine station to El Monte station. However, there are services departing from Tustin station and arriving at El Monte station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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The distance between Irvine and El Monte is 30 miles. The road distance is 42.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to El Monte without a car is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $9 - $13.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Irvine to El Monte, including transfers.

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Irvine to El Monte bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa station.

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Irvine to El Monte train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Tustin station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to El Monte is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $9 - $13. Alternatively, you can line 59 bus and bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to El Monte.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 35m

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and El Monte, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Irvine to El Monte via L. A. Union Station station in around 2h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to El Monte via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 3h 50m.

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 El Monte station
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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
Train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
57m
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 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Ramona / Tyler
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Norwalk Transit System
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from Norwalk Green Line Station to Valley Boulevard and Peck Road
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
norwalk.org
Other operators
Taxi from Irvine to El Monte
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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Irvine to El Monte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Irvine to El Monte train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at El Monte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to El Monte is 42 miles. It takes approximately 46m to drive from Irvine to El Monte.

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There are 913+ hotels available in El Monte. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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