There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Lake Forest by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$8 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus, line 83 bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9471 / ...
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 83

$12 - $28

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles to Lake Forest 46.3 miles

$240 - $300

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Lake Forest 46.3 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Lake Forest is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Lake Forest is to taxi which costs $240 - $300 and takes 51 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Lake Forest is 43 miles. The road distance is 46.3 miles.

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The train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak takes 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Lake Forest. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 via Santa Ana-Santiago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Lake Forest every 2 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 59 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Lake Forest via Santa Ana, Ca and Santa Ana-Santiago in around 1 h 30 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak
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
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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Taxi from Los Angeles to Lake Forest
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$240 - $300
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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