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There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to San Ysidro by train, tram, bus, car or plane

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Train, tram  •  3 h 50 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 Beyer Blvd Station UC San Diego Blue Line

$36 - $69

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Bus  •  4 h 17 min

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

$20 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to San Ysidro 97.2 miles

$9 - $14

Train, fly, tram  •  5 h 35 min

  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 Beyer Blvd Station

$113 - $357

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to San Ysidro is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to San Ysidro is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to San Ysidro. However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at Calle Primera & Sycamore Rd via Santa Ana, Ca and E San Ysidro Blvd & San Ysidro Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Irvine and San Ysidro is 90 miles. The road distance is 97.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to San Ysidro without a car is to train and tram which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Irvine to San Ysidro, including transfers.

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Irvine to San Ysidro bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Irvine to San Ysidro bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Ysidro, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to San Ysidro is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Irvine to San Ysidro.

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  • Distance: 90 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

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

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

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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 Beyer Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
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
1 h 11 min
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.

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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 Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
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
2 h 21 min
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
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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

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