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There are 6 ways to get from Irvine to Rosarito by train, tram, bus, car or plane

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Train, tram  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line

$38 - $72

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 23m

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

$20 - $50

4 alternative options

Train, tram via Alton-West Yale Loop  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line

$35 - $73

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Irvine to Rosarito 118.3 miles

$11 - $17

Train, fly, tram, drive  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Drive from San Ysidro/Intl Border to Rosarito

$115 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Rosarito is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Rosarito is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 1m.

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The distance between Irvine and Rosarito is 102 miles. The road distance is 118.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Rosarito without a car is to bus which takes 4h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Irvine to Rosarito, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Rosarito is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Irvine to Rosarito.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Rosarito. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Rosarito.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Irvine to Rosarito hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
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
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
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 Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
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
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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