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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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, line 83 bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 83

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, line 560 bus  •  3 h 36 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

$15 - $26

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus, train  •  3 h 51 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

$34 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo 53.6 miles

$5 - $8

Shuttle  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Mission Viejo

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Mission Viejo 53.6 miles

$190 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Santa Ana-Santiago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Mission Viejo is 49 miles. The road distance is 53.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo without a car is to train and line 83 bus which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo, including transfers.

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

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo.

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There are 468+ hotels available in Mission Viejo. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission Viejo via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, and Santa Ana-Santiago in around 3 h 22 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
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
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
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Mission Viejo
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Mission Viejo
Estimated price
$190 - $260

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