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Irvine - Encinitas Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Irvine to Encinitas. Traveling by train from Irvine to Encinitas usually takes around one hour and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 8 minutes.

Distance53 mi (86 km)
Fastest train1h 8m
Lowest price€16.23
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Irvine to Encinitas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Irvine, California to Encinitas, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 10m€16.46
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Irvine to Encinitas every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Irvine to Encinitas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Irvine to Encinitas?

The distance between Irvine and Encinitas is approximately 53 miles, or 86 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 8 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 Encinitas are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 18:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Irvine to Encinitas?

Trains leave the station in Irvine twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Encinitas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Irvine?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Irvine.

Where is the train station in Encinitas?

Arrival stations

Encinitas has one train station.

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