There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$10 - $13

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Bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 1 53 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to Burbank Station

$9 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1 53 / ...
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$26 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood 53.9 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood. However, there are services departing from Main-Harvard and arriving at Lankershim / Campo De Cahuenga via Anaheim, CA and Burbank Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Irvine and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 45 miles. The road distance is 53.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood without a car is to train and subway which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $10 - $13.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Main-Harvard station.

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Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Burbank Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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There are 2388+ hotels available in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Prices start at $120 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Irvine to Universal Studios, Hollywood via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, CA, Burbank Station, and Lankershim / Campo De Cahuenga in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Main-Harvard to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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