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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Irvine to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$57.00
Fastest Train11h 2m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Irvine to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25AugAug

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Irvine to San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Irvine to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Irvine to San Francisco?

In the last month, $62.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Irvine, CA to San Francisco, CA. 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 San Francisco?

The distance between Irvine and San Francisco is approximately 384 miles, or 617 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 2 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Irvine to San Francisco 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 Tuesday 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 11:00pm. 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 San Francisco?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

Which train should you take from Irvine to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Irvine, California to San Francisco, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak311h 48m$63.09

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 Francisco?

San Francisco has one train station:

  • 425 Mission St

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