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There are 5 ways to get from Irvine to Goleta by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Goleta Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$39 - $91

4 alternative options

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport Hotels
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Goleta, CA Lax

$74 - $99

Bus Amtrak  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Irvine to Goleta 149.6 miles

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$89 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Goleta is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Goleta is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Goleta. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at Goleta, CA via Artic - Dock 5, Springhill Suites and Los Angeles Airport, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Irvine station to Goleta. However, there are services departing from Tustin station and arriving at Goleta Amtrak via Santa Ana Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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The distance between Irvine and Goleta is 127 miles. The road distance is 149.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Goleta without a car is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Irvine to Goleta, including transfers.

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Irvine to Goleta bus services, operated by Disneyland Resort Express, depart from Springhill Suites station.

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Irvine to Goleta train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Goleta is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 7h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Goleta.
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  • Distance: 127.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Irvine to Goleta 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to Goleta via Artic - Dock 1, Artic - Dock 5, Katella-Harbor, Springhill Suites, Los Angeles Airport, and Los Angeles Airport, CA in around 7h 8m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Goleta Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
Bus operators
Disneyland Resort Express
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Email
anaheim.reservations@coachusa.com
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Goleta, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Irvine to Goleta bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, arrive at Goleta, CA station.

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Irvine to Goleta train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Goleta Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Goleta is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Irvine to Goleta.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Goleta. Prices start at $128 USD per night.

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