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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine by bus, train, rideshare, taxi, 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

Bus, train, line 59 bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 59 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center 59

$33 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus, line 560 bus, line 59 bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
  2. Take the line 560 bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 560
  3. Take the line 59 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center 59

$15 - $26

5 alternative options

Tesloop  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the Tesloop from LAX Express to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Newport Beach 43.3 miles

$59

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine 44.1 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine 44.1 miles

$4 - $7

Shuttle  •  59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to University of California, Irvine

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  59 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to University of California, Irvine 44.1 miles

$160 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine is to taxi which costs $180 - $230 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Campus-University Center via First & Shelter H S, 7Th-Channel and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and University of California, Irvine is 39 miles. The road distance is 44.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine without a car is to bus and train and line 59 bus which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Campus-University Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine is 44 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine.

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There are 623+ hotels available in University of California, Irvine. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and University of California, Irvine, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine via Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter H S, Seventh & Channel Se, 7Th-Channel, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, and Campus-University Center in around 4 h.

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 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
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 The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center
Ave. Duration
43 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
Other operators
Tesloop
Phone
+1 (818) 330-6446
Email
support@tesloop.com
Website
tesloop.com
Rideshare from LAX Express to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Newport Beach
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
tesloop.com
Book at
tesloop.com
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to University of California, Irvine
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to University of California, Irvine
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to University of California, Irvine
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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