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There are 5 ways to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) by train, bus, car, towncar or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$31 - $60

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  1 h 59 min

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

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) 78.9 miles

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take a town car from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport 78.9 miles

$210 - $300

Shuttle  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport

$16 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 - $3 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN). However, there are services departing from Irvine, CA and arriving at Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 via Broadway & Kettner Bl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lake Forest and San Diego Airport (SAN) is 70 miles. The road distance is 78.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN), including transfers.

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Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Irvine, CA station.

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The best way to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs $30 - $60. Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN).

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Map of how to get from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN).
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  • Distance: 69.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

What companies run services between Lake Forest, CA, USA and San Diego Airport (SAN), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport (SAN) once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

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 Amtrak Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus 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
Bus from Irvine, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Lake Forest to San Diego Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Private
$210 - $300

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