Cheap train tickets from Irvine to San Diego

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How much are train tickets from Irvine to San Diego?

Lowest Price$26.25
Fastest1h 32m
Daily Schedules25
train companies2
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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
October 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Relaxing way to travel.
Cons
DNA
Tips
None
Elizabeth
4.0
September 2, 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
September 22, 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
August 21, 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
June 22, 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
June 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very convenient and good ticket price

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Irvine to San Diego is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Irvine to San Diego was $27.37. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Irvine and San Diego is approximately 76.31 miles, or 122.78 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 1 hour and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Irvine to San Diego?

On Wednesday trains from Irvine to San Diego are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most connections between Irvine to San Diego

Typically there are 25 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. On the route to San Diego 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Irvine to San Diego, usually offering 21 trips per day. 25 train trips per day are direct connections to San Diego, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Irvine to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Irvine to San Diego start from $26.25, and on average cost $28.06. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Irvine leaves from Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy, And in San Diego trains arrive at 4005 Taylor St and one other train station.

From Irvine to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 1 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 32 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27.82 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 48m
Avg. Price
$28.06

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Irvine to San Diego start from $26.25, and on average cost $27.82. Daily there are 21 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Irvine leaves from Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy, And in San Diego trains arrive at 4005 Taylor St and one other train station.

From Irvine to San Diego train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 1 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 32 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27.83 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 48m
Avg. Price
$27.82

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Irvine on their way to San Diego. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Irvine are:
  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in San Diego. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Diego:
  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd