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Compare train tickets from Irvine to San Diego

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Irvine to San Diego?

Lowest Price£20.93
Fastest Train1h 32m
Trains Per Day17
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Irvine to San Diego

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8MayJun

Monthly average prices

£40£32£24£16£8JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£40£32£24£16£83020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Irvine to San Diego
4.6
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Carol
5.0
28 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
Relaxing way to travel.
Cons
DNA
Tips
None
Elizabeth
4.0
2 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was restful, passengers were friendly, trip back standing room only from San Diego. But everyone was great

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
3.4
Condition
4.6
Allan
5.0
22 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything happened like clockwork and the scenery on the ride was spectacular.
Cons
My only criticism of the trip was the difficulty my wife had finding the proper place to pick me up at the Old Town station. There isn't enough signage or knowledgeable people to direct her to the proper place to pick me up.
Veronica
5.0
21 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Convenient, affordable and comfortable travel.
Cons
Not much experience commuting on train. My second time using the train to visit my son in the navy, Both times the train came in handy when I needed it. Thanks!
Tips
Experience the journey!
Lauren
3.0
22 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Avoided sitting in traffic
Cons
Train overcrowded couldn’t find seats together
Tips
Take a very early train for less crowds
Patricia
5.0
16 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very convenient and good ticket price

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Irvine to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £21.23 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Irvine to San Diego. By booking your trip 7 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £0.01 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Irvine to San Diego?

The distance between Irvine and San Diego is approximately 76 miles, or 123 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 32 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Irvine to San Diego are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Irvine at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Irvine to San Diego?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to San Diego. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Diego to Irvine.

What train services are there from Irvine to San Diego?

2 train services operate from Irvine to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 14 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 48m£21.63
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner141h 47m£21.38

Where is the train station in Irvine?

There is one train station in Irvine:

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

Where is the train station in San Diego?

San Diego receives travelers from Irvine at its two active train stations:

  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd

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