There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Irvine by bus, train, car, plane or rideshare

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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Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Irvine, CA 5818

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $64

Bus, line 59 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the line 59 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center 59

$17 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Irvine 86.8 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, Tesloop  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the Tesloop from LAX Express to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Newport Beach

$161 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Irvine is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 - $7 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Irvine is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Irvine is 77 miles. The road distance is 86.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from San Diego to Irvine, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Irvine. However, there are services departing from San Diego, CA and arriving at Alton-West Yale Loop via Irvine Station-Dock 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Irvine station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Tustin station via Irvine station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Irvine, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from San Diego to Irvine once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Irvine every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 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

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