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

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Train, bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level 910 / ...

$9 - $16

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Train  •  2 h 20 min

  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

Bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 1 53x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$19 - $45

Bus, line 460 bus, line 7 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  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  •  46 min

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

$220 - $270

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to El Monte 42.5 miles

$4 - $6

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to El Monte. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at El Monte, Ca via Anaheim, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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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 2 h 20 min.

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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 and bus which takes 1 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Irvine to El Monte, including transfers.

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Irvine to El Monte bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Main-Harvard 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 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 36 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Irvine to El Monte.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to El Monte via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to El Monte Station E
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.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
Bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
57 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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Norwalk Transit System
Phone
562-929-5700
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from Norwalk Green Line Station to Valley Boulevard and Peck Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Other operators
Taxi from Irvine to El Monte
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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

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