The cheapest trains from San Diego to Irvine, CA

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Cheapest

$29

Average

$30

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from San Diego to Irvine, CA will cost around $ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.

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08:32AMOld Town Station1h43 10:15AMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
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04:05PMOld Town Station1h43 05:48PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
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12:12PMOld Town Station1h35 01:47PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
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09:04PMOld Town Station1h36 10:40PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
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09:50AMOld Town Station1h40 11:30AMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way

Timetable San Diego to Irvine, CA

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05:55AMSanta Fe Depot1h52 07:47AMIrvine Station, CA
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06:02AMOld Town Station1h45 07:47AMIrvine Station, CA
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08:25AMSanta Fe Depot1h50 10:15AMIrvine Station, CA
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08:32AMOld Town Station1h43 10:15AMIrvine Station, CA
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09:43AMSanta Fe Depot1h47 11:30AMIrvine Station, CA
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09:50AMOld Town Station1h40 11:30AMIrvine Station, CA
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12:05PMSanta Fe Depot1h42 01:47PMIrvine Station, CA
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12:12PMOld Town Station1h35 01:47PMIrvine Station, CA
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01:35PMSanta Fe Depot1h47 03:22PMIrvine Station, CA
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01:42PMOld Town Station1h40 03:22PMIrvine Station, CA
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02:50PMSanta Fe Depot1h49 04:39PMIrvine Station, CA
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02:57PMOld Town Station1h42 04:39PMIrvine Station, CA
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03:58PMSanta Fe Depot1h50 05:48PMIrvine Station, CA
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04:05PMOld Town Station1h43 05:48PMIrvine Station, CA
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06:40PMSanta Fe Depot1h49 08:29PMIrvine Station, CA
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06:47PMOld Town Station1h42 08:29PMIrvine Station, CA
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08:57PMSanta Fe Depot1h43 10:40PMIrvine Station, CA
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09:04PMOld Town Station1h36 10:40PMIrvine Station, CA
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$29Amtrak
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The fastest trains from San Diego to Irvine, CA

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Fastest Journey

1 h 35 m

Average

1 h 44 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

123 km

Of the 18 trains that leave San Diego for Irvine, CA every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 123 km distance in an average of 1 h 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 52 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:12PMOld Town Station1h35 01:47PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
2nd Fastest
09:04PMOld Town Station1h36 10:40PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
09:50AMOld Town Station1h40 11:30AMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
01:42PMOld Town Station1h40 03:22PMIrvine Station, CA
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$291One-way
12:05PMSanta Fe Depot1h42 01:47PMIrvine Station, CA
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$301One-way

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Train Information from San Diego to Irvine, CA

distanceDistance76 miles (122 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from San Diego to Irvine, CA cover the 76 miles (122 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $29 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $30 (€24).

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Travel with Amtrak from San Diego to Irvine, CA

Travel between San Diego and Irvine, CA from $29 (€24) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between San Diego and Irvine, CA.

Amtrak from San Diego to Irvine, CA train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 7 a day

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between San Diego and Irvine, CA:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from San Diego to Irvine

The train distance between San Diego and Irvine is 76 miles (122 kilometers), so not far at all. Trains from San Diego to Irvine via Amtrak typically take 1 hour and 46 minutes. Amtrak offers the fastest trips, which usually takes 1 hour 33 minutes. Other trains from San Diego to Irvine take an average of 2 hours, so Amtrak are a faster option. In any case, passengers taking this train ride can enjoy 2 hours or less of watching the Californian scenery passing them by. Wednesdays are the busiest days for the trains from San Diego to Irvine, and if a passenger is looking to have an enjoyable train trip experience, then they are advised to schedule their trips to Sundays, the least traveled day of the week.

Which train companies travel from San Diego to

Amtrak and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner are the two companies operating the San Diego-Irvine route. Typically, a passenger has 24 schedules to choose from per day to compare for their trip to Irvine. Currently, there are two train carriers offering tickets for sale with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offering the most scheduled departures between the two cities. The company provides a total of 16 daily trips to San Diego. Direct connections are a lot faster, and passengers with tight schedules can use this service.

How long is the train ride from San Diego to Irvine

The duration of the train trip between the two cities differs depending on the choice of train company one chooses to use. Typically, it will take a passenger 1 hour and 46 minutes to arrive at Irvine. But if a passenger chooses to use an express train from San Diego to Irvine, they will take 1 hour 33 minutes to arrive at Irvine

How many trains are there from San Diego to Irvine

Amtrak offers more express schedules as compare to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. During weekends, Amtrak offers a total of 11 scheduled for passengers wishing to spend their weekend in Irvine. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train company offers 16 daily schedules to Irvine. Surfliner trains with scheduled stops typically take 1 hour 46 minutes to Irvine while the express trains take 1 hour 33 minutes. A passenger considering spending their weekend in Irvine can choose from the 14 schedules on offer from the company.

The first train leaves the Santiago station at around 4:00 a.m., and the last train leaves the station at just before 8:00 p.m. Amtrak train company offers at least nine daily schedules to Irvine. Amtrak trains with scheduled stops take 1 hour, 47 minutes to arrive at San Diego. However, passengers can choose to travel using the express train option, which takes 1 hour 33 minutes to arrive at the destination.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from San Diego to Irvine

Departure station: Santa Fe Depot is located in downtown Santa Fe, at 1050 Kettner Boulevard. Facilities available at the station include ATM services, Quik-Trak kiosks, restrooms, ticket sales office, vending machines. However, there are no elevators, payphones, or WiFi available at the station. Passengers checking in their luggage and those who need ticketing assistance are required to arrive at the station at least 45 minutes before departure. Other passengers are expected at the station at least 30 minutes before departure. The Santa Fe Depot has no available parking. The station opens daily from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Arrival station: Passengers taking the train from Santiago to Irvine will arrive at Irvine Station, which is located in the Spectrum area of the city. Metrolink and Amtrak passenger rail services currently arrive and depart from Irvine station. The station is also served by express local and rail feeder buses that operate under the orange county transportation authority. The station is open from 4:00 a.m. To 11:00 p.m. daily, however, passengers wishing to catch a train from San Diego to Irvine (Amtrak) can make online bookings using the station's website to avoid hanging around. There are 1,500 complimentary parking spaces available at the station, however, these are limited to 72 hours of overnight parking. Other facilities available at the station include restrooms, payphones, bike lockers ATM services, newspaper stands, vending machines, and information kiosks.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Irvine, CA from San Diego cost?
Train tickets to Irvine, CA from San Diego for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $29 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Irvine, CA from San Diego on average?
The San Diego to Irvine, CA train ticket price is on average $30 (€24)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is San Diego to Irvine, CA by train?
The train distance from San Diego to Irvine, CA is around 76 miles (122 km).
How long is the train ride from San Diego to Irvine, CA?
While the time it takes to travel 76 miles (122 km) from San Diego to Irvine, CA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the San Diego to Irvine, CA train journey time is on average 1 h 40 min.
Which train providers should I travel with from San Diego to Irvine, CA?
For the best San Diego to Irvine, CA train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Irvine, CA from San Diego to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any direct trains from San Diego to Irvine, CA?
Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from San Diego to Irvine, CA with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Irvine, CA from San Diego?
The average number of trains departing San Diego for Irvine, CA is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from San Diego to Irvine, CA?
You can take the first train from San Diego to Irvine, CA at 3: 12 PM. The last train from San Diego to Irvine, CA that you can take departs at 8: 42 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from San Diego to Irvine, CA schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I book train tickets from San Diego to Irvine, CA to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets from San Diego to Irvine, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€24) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from San Diego to Irvine, CA a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Irvine, CA
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