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There are 7 ways to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
  3. Drive from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Hearst Castle

$58 - $139

6 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
  4. Drive from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Hearst Castle

Train, bus  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Hearst Castle Info. Center 15

$161 - $284

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Irvine to Hearst Castle 307.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8
  3. Take the bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Mission / Jolon Road

$198 - $418

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP
  3. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Hearst Castle Info. Center

$242 - $558

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey, bus  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  3. Take the bus from Highway 68 / Laureles Grade to Mission / Jolon Road

$220 - $457

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 6h 57m.

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The distance between Irvine and Hearst Castle is 237 miles. The road distance is 307.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 4m and costs $160 - $290.

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It takes approximately 11h 30m to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Hearst Castle is 308 miles. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Irvine to Hearst Castle.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Hearst Castle. Prices start at $117 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Santa Ana Airport is to line 401 bus which takes 7m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle.
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  • Distance: 237 miles
  • Duration: 11h 30m

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Hearst Castle, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Irvine to Hearst Castle. However, you can take the train to L. A. Union Station station, take the walk to Los Angeles Union Station, take the train to Paso Robles Amtrak Station, then take the drive to Hearst Castle. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Artic - Dock 1, take the walk to Anaheim, CA, take the bus to Los Angeles, CA, take the walk to Los Angeles Union Station, take the bus to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, take the bus to Paso Robles Amtrak Station, then take the drive to Hearst Castle.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
Bus 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.

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 Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Hearst Castle Info. Center
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
slorta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Mission / Jolon Road
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Highway 68 / Laureles Grade to Mission / Jolon Road
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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