There are 9 ways to get from Irvine to Hearst Castle by train, car, bus, night bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, drive  •  11 h 30 min

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

$58 - $139

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Bus, night bus, drive  •  12 h 2 min

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

Bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm 10 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Hearst Castle Info. Center 15

$148 - $230

Train, bus  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB 15

$148 - $252

Train, bus via Artic - Dock 1  •  14 h 29 min

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

$161 - $274

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Hearst Castle 307.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose, bus  •  10 h 58 min

  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  •  10 h 30 min

  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 Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB

$233 - $545

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey, bus  •  12 h 15 min

  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

$226 - $465

Questions & Answers

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 bus which takes 13 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 30 min 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 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Hearst Castle is 308 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min 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 $109 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 7 min and costs .

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

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

You can take a bus from Irvine to Hearst Castle via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Maria, Ca, Santa Maria Transit Center, Government Center Osos & Palm, Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park, and Hearst Castle Info. Center in around 13 h 39 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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
1 h 11 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Paso Robles Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Hearst Castle Info. Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
slorta.org
Bus from Harbor St at Piney Way entering Morro Bay Park to Castillo Drive at Otter Way NB
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 8 to Mission / Jolon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Highway 68 / Laureles Grade to Mission / Jolon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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