There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to San Diego by bus, train or car

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Line 59 bus, bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 59
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$17 - $42

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Irvine, CA to San Diego, CA 5818

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$33 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to San Diego 83.9 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to San Diego is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to San Diego is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Irvine and San Diego is 77 miles. The road distance is 83.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Irvine to San Diego, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to San Diego. However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Santa Ana, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Irvine station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Tustin station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Irvine to San Diego via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 and Santa Ana, Ca in around 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Irvine to San Diego every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
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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 Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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