Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Irvine

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How much are train tickets from San Diego to Irvine?

Lowest Price$26.25
Fastest1h 33m
Daily Schedules24
train companies2
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Overall score for San Diego to Irvine
5.0
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 4 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
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Esther
5.0
November 8, 2019Business
Pros
Really love traveling by train - great views.
Cons
The wi-fi was useless - I had to use my hotspot on my phone instead. I upgraded to business class, and it was confusing when/where/who/how would get snacks and complementary drinks.
Tips
Upgrading to business class isn't necessary - the seats in the regular cars were plenty spacious and actually looked nicer than those in business class! The snacks and drinks were nice, but not worth the extra $12.
Joseph
5.0
September 4, 2019Business
Pros
Beautiful site seeing
Sanda
5.0
August 27, 2019Business
Pros
Convenient and comfortable
Cons
A clear direction of where to catch the train. The passengers were asking among ourselves where to go.
Tips
Get there early. Bring a light jacket just in case.

Based on 2 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
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Pia
5.0
October 18, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Somebody to ask for help, not very clear which train goes where.
Tips
Have enough time to figure out where to wait for the train

How much does a train ticket from San Diego to Irvine cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from San Diego to Irvine were $26.64.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from San Diego to Irvine is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $0.13 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between San Diego and Irvine 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 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 33 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's the best day to take the train from San Diego to Irvine?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Monday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from San Diego to Irvine.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Friday. If you are planning to book travel for Friday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from San Diego to Irvine?

Typically there are 24 scheduled trains per day. 2 train companies serve the route from San Diego to Irvine.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most regularly scheduled departures from San Diego to Irvine, with an average of 16 trips per day and 315 monthly trips.

Of the 24 trips there are 24 trips that are direct connections to Irvine.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Irvine start from $26.25, and on average cost $27.33. Daily there are 9 Amtrak schedules to Irvine. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Irvine trains arrive at Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy,

From San Diego to Irvine train travel on Amtrak takes 1 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Irvine faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27.33 for a one-way train ticket to Irvine.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 46m
Avg. Price
$27.33

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to Irvine start from $26.25, and on average cost $27.27. Daily there are 16 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Irvine. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Irvine trains arrive at Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy,

From San Diego to Irvine train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 1 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Irvine faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27.42 for a one-way train ticket to Irvine.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 46m
Avg. Price
$27.27

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Irvine that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Diego are:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Irvine from San Diego. These are the busiest arriving stations in Irvine:
  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy