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

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Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$26 - $60

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Ensenada

$44 - $82

Bus, Tijuana Airport to Ensenada  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to Tijuana Airport Matamoros-Tijuana Airport
  2. Take the Tijuana Airport to Ensenada from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada Tijuana Airport to Ensenada

$51 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Ensenada 169.3 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Ensenada. However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at Ensenada via Santa Ana, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Irvine and Ensenada is 144 miles. The road distance is 169.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Ensenada without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Irvine to Ensenada, including transfers.

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Irvine to Ensenada bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Irvine to Ensenada bus services, operated by Aguacaliente, arrive at Ensenada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Ensenada is 169 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Irvine to Ensenada.

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There are 205+ hotels available in Ensenada. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Ensenada.
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  • Distance: 143.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Ensenada, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Irvine to Ensenada via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 6 h 38 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
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 San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx

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