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Old 01-11-2024, 06:19 AM
 
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Hi! I am visiting SoCal for work for a week, and working in Irvine. I've been to L.A. before, but only since 2007. Question: Is it crazy to stay in Hollywood (I'm thinking, the Loews, Hwood/Highland), and commute to Irvine/Costa Mesa for the week?
I'd only be doing it because I wanted to do some things up in that area. I'm told the 405 is more horrendous; what would be my commute time for real, from Hollywood/Highland to Costa Mesa?
Or should I just stay down in Irvine/Costa Mesa?
Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-11-2024, 08:04 AM
 
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No. Oh, no. That's going to be a minimum of an hour and a half, one way, through dreadful traffic. More likely two. You'd lose three-four hours of the day just driving. After work, what would that leave you time and energy to do in Hollywood?

Just enjoy staying in Irvine. There are a lot of interesting things to do down here, too (I live a little south of Irvine), and you can go up to Hollywood on the weekend.
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Old 02-24-2024, 03:48 PM
 
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You could conceivably commute to Irvine by train. This takes about as long as driving, but if you can sleep, read, or work on the train then the time it takes isn't a total loss. You'd take the B line subway from Hollywood/Highland down to Union Station and get a train to Irvine from there. Google Maps lists only Amtrak, but Metrolink goes there too. Unlike some suburban commuter rail systems, Metrolink runs numerous midday, weekend, and reverse-peak trains.
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Old 02-29-2024, 03:36 PM
 
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You could conceivably commute to Irvine by train. This takes about as long as driving, but if you can sleep, read, or work on the train then the time it takes isn't a total loss. You'd take the B line subway from Hollywood/Highland down to Union Station and get a train to Irvine from there. Google Maps lists only Amtrak, but Metrolink goes there too. Unlike some suburban commuter rail systems, Metrolink runs numerous midday, weekend, and reverse-peak trains.
This by far would be the easiest way to commute. There is free transfers between Metro and Metrolink which makes it even better.
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Stay in Hollywood and commute to Irvine?

Hi! I am visiting SoCal for work for a week, and working in Irvine. I've been to L.A. before, but only since 2007. Question: Is it crazy to stay in Hollywood (I'm thinking, the Loews, Hwood/Highland), and commute to Irvine/Costa Mesa for the week?
I'd only be doing it because I wanted to do some things up in that area. I'm told the 405 is more horrendous; what would be my commute time for real, from Hollywood/Highland to Costa Mesa?
Or should I just stay down in Irvine/Costa Mesa?
Thank you in advance!
So.....its been 30 days since your post. What did you end up doing? If you stayed in Hollywood, let us know what your experience was on the commute and if you were able to do the things you wanted to do here.
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