There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to Rosarito by bus, train, tram 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.

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Bus  •  3 h 47 min

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

$20 - $50

3 alternative options

Train, tram  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center 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

Train, tram via Alton-West Yale Loop  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center 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

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Rosarito 118.3 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Irvine to Rosarito, including transfers.

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

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There are 171+ hotels available in Rosarito. Prices start at $46 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: 3 h 47 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Irvine to Rosarito every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
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
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.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
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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