There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $53

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Shuttle  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest

$16 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $55

Bus, line 83 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Anaheim, CA
  3. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  4. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 83

$23 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest 51.8 miles

$5 - $8

Towncar  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest 51.8 miles

$180 - $260

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 via Los Angeles, CA, Anaheim, Ca and Santa Ana-Santiago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Irvine Transportation Center via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Lake Forest is 46 miles. The road distance is 51.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, depart from LAX via FlyAway station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 83 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Irvine Transportation Center station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest.
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  • Distance: 46.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Lake Forest, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest via L. A. Union Station station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, Anaheim, CA, Anaheim, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, and Santa Ana-Santiago in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
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 Anaheim, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$7 - $10
Flexible
$12 - $16
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest.

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There are 451+ hotels available in Lake Forest. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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