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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest by train, bus, night 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 to Irvine Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$23 - $45

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 7 min

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

$16 - $75

5 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 to Irvine Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $55

Bus, line 560 bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station LAX to Long Beach
  2. Take the line 560 bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 560

$17 - $33

Bus, night bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Irvine Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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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 Lake Forest-Serrano via First & Shelter H S, 7Th-Channel, Santa Ana-Santiago and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 8. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest station. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Irvine Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. 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 $23 - $45.

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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 LAX FlyAway, 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 $23 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 560 bus, which costs $16 - $35 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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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 in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest via First & Shelter H S, Seventh & Channel Se, 7Th-Channel, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 8 in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
LAX FlyAway
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Irvine Amtrak Station
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
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Irvine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Lake Forest
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Private
$180 - $260

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Lake Forest bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 station.

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

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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 548+ hotels available in Lake Forest. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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