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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Irvine to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$18.55
Fastest Train1h 3m
Trains Per Day14
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Irvine to Los Angeles right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Irvine to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Irvine to Los Angeles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Irvine to Los Angeles?

In the last month, $20.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Irvine, CA to Los Angeles, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Irvine to Los Angeles?

The distance between Irvine and Los Angeles is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 3 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 Los Angeles 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 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Los Angeles?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Irvine.

Which train should you take from Irvine to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Irvine, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 33m$20.52
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner101h 33m$20.99

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 Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Irvine will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Price trends for trains from Irvine to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Irvine, CA to Los Angeles, CA
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Mee Ree
5.0
February 2, 2020Business
Pros
Timely schedule
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