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Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

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Nice, France
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Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

I need to drive from Burbank to Irvine and back on a weekday. Google Maps says the trip time is about 55 minutes, and in current (5pm) traffic it's up to 1 hr 20 minutes. Destination is near the 405/133 interchange; start point is two miles west of Downtown Burbank.

I can't arrive in Irvine earlier than 8am or later than 5:30pm.

What's the best time to leave to minimize the time I'm sitting in traffic?

Corona del Mar, CA
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1. Re: Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

If you leave at 10AM you should miss a good bit of the South Bound traffic and if you head back after 7PM, you'll miss it on the return.

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2. Re: Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

You might be able to take the Metrolink train, what is the destination/address in Irvine?

Nice, France
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3. Re: Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

Good idea on Metrolink. 2 mile walk from the station or a trip on OCTA 86. I can get that down to 2.5 hours each way; I dunno if I can justify 5 hours.

Fortaleza, CE
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4. Re: Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

www.metrolinktrains.com. Would need to change trains at Union Station (a lovely building). 55 mins. driving from Burbank to Irvine? With no traffic delays, perhaps, and those can occur at any time. Leave plenty of time.

Edited: 6:48 am, April 16, 2013
5. Re: Drive Time: Burbank to Irvine

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