There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Irvine by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station Orange County Line

$8 - $11

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Bus Megabus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Anaheim, CA
  2. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Harvard 53x / ...

$7 - $21

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Anaheim Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Paseo Westpark 53x / ...

$24 - $46

Bus Greyhound USA  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9489 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Paseo Westpark 53x / ...

$12 - $27

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles to Irvine 42.5 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Irvine 42.5 miles

$4 - $6

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Main-Harvard via Artic - Dock 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from L. A. Union Station station station and arriving at Tustin station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Irvine is 36 miles. The road distance is 42.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Irvine without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs .

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The train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Los Angeles to Irvine bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Los Angeles, CA station.

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Los Angeles to Irvine train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at L. A. Union Station station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Irvine is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Los Angeles to Irvine bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Main-Harvard station.

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Los Angeles to Irvine train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Tustin station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Irvine.
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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Irvine, CA, USA?

Metrolink Trains operates a train from Los Angeles to Irvine every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Irvine via Anaheim, CA and Artic - Dock 1 in around 1 h 42 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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 Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Harvard
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Paseo Westpark
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Other operators
Taxi from Los Angeles to Irvine
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Irvine is 43 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Los Angeles to Irvine.

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