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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1h 1m

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

$8 - $11

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Bus Megabus  •  1h 52m

  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

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Train, bus  •  1h 53m

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

$24 - $46

Bus Metro Los Angeles  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460
  2. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Paseo Westpark 53x / ...

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  44m

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

$220 - $270

Drive  •  44m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Irvine 42.5 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Irvine is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Irvine is to taxi which costs $220 - $270 and takes 44m.

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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 1h 52m.

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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 1h 1m.

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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 1h 1m and costs $8 - $11.

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The train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station takes 1h 1m 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 1h 1m and costs $8 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $7 - $22 and takes 1h 52m.

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

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 1h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Irvine via Anaheim, CA and Artic - Dock 1 in around 1h 52m.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr
Ave. Duration
39m
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
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Paseo Westpark
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Los Angeles to Disneyland Employee's Entrance
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Los Angeles to Irvine
Ave. Duration
44m
Estimated price
$220 - $270
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com

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

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