There are 10 ways to get from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose  •  5 h 27 min

  1. SNA - SJC

$108 - $296

Cheapest option

Bus via Monterey / Gilroy Train Station  •  11 h 10 min

  1. 55

$47 - $123

8 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  6 h 9 min

  1. LAX - MRY

$133 - $348

Fly Santa Ana to San Francisco  •  6 h 27 min

  1. SNA - SFO

$138 - $336

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, shuttle  •  7 h 59 min

  1. SNA - OAK

$159 - $676

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 39 min

  1. BUR - SJC

$116 - $374

Train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Orange County Line
  2. Coast Starlight

$70 - $183

Bus  •  12 h 18 min

  1. 9484 / ...
  2. 6766 / ...

$52 - $129

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. 367.9 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Gilroy, Ca, Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, and Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate in around 11 h 10 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
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
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 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Norwalk Transit System
Phone
562-929-5700
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from Metrolink Station to Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
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
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
mst.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Irvine and Monterey Bay Aquarium is 495 km. The road distance is 589 km.

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $100 - $300.

No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate via Anaheim, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca and Monterey / Gilroy Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Irvine to Monterey Bay Aquarium, including transfers.