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How to Get to Mission Viejo

In the heart of Saddleback Valley lies the beautiful city of Mission Viejo. It’s about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The neighborhoods in this city consist of single-family houses with beautifully landscaped areas. It’s considered as one of the largest master-planned communities in the US.

Mission Viejo was once part of San Juan Capistrano and later became an independent city in 1988. Enjoy boating at Mission Viejo Lake or have a relaxing time at one of their spa clinics while you are there. This suburban city can give you scenic views of the lake, its parks, and golf courses.

If you plan on visiting Mission Viejo, make sure to read our guide on How to Get to Mission Viejo. You can get to Mission Viejo by air, car, bus or train. Going there by car is preferable as you can see more of the local area while on the road.

Travel to Mission Viejo:

  1. By Air
    Mission Viejo is only about 15 miles south of John Wayne Airport. This is the nearest airport that you can go to reach the city faster.
  2. By Car
    This is the preferred means of transport to Mission Viejo. Drive your way to the city from the I-5. You take the exits on these roads to reach Mission Viejo:North end : El Toro Road
    South end : Crown Valley Parkway
    West end : Rancho Viejo Road and San Diego Freeway
    East end : Margurite Parkway and San Diego Freeway
  3. By Train
    Origin Travel Time Route/Directions
    Union Station, Los Angeles 89 minutes
    1. Wait for Orange County Line.
    2. Travel to

    This is a direct route from Los Angeles to Mission Viejo. There are 10 stops on this route.

    140 minutes
    1. Wait for AMPAC (San Diego)
    2. Travel to San Juan Capistrano Station/26701 Verdugo St. Then, exit at Verdugo St (6 stops 78 minutes)
    3. Walk to Camino Capistrano-Ortega (190m – 3 minutes)
    4. Wait for Laguna Hills Transp Center
    5. Travel to Crown Valley-Forbes (21 stops – 23 minutes)
    6. Walk to Mission Viejo (720 – 10 minutes)
    99 minutes
    1. Wait for AMPAC (San Diego)
    2. Travel to Irvine Station/15215 Barranca Pkwy (5 stops – 63 minutes)
    3. Wait for Inland Empire – OC or Orange County Line.
    4. Travel to Mission Viejo ( 2 stops – 16 minutes)
    Katella Avenue, Anaheim 73 minutes
    1. Start from
      Katella Avenue
    2. Walk to Katella-Haster (120m – 2mins)
    3. Wait for Bus #50 (The Village At Orange)
    4. Travel to Artic – Dock 6 (6 stops – 10mins)
    5. Walk to Anaheim (160m – 3mins)
    6. Wait for Orange County Line #644 (Oceanside)
    7. Travel to Mission Viejo (6 stops – 33mins)
    Katella Avenue, Stanton 172 minutes
    1. Start from Katella Avenue
    2. Walk to Chapman-Dale (1.92km – 25mins)
    3. Wait for Bus #54
      (Santiago Canyon College)
    4. Travel to Chapman-Tustin
    5. Walk to Tustin-Chapman (140m – 2mins)
    6. Wait for Bus #71
      (Newport Beach – Hoag Hospital)
    7. Travel to Red Hill-Edinger (27 stops – 38mins)
    8. Walk to Edinger-Red Hill (170m – 3mins)
    9. Wait for Bus #70 (Tustin Metrolink Station)
    10. Travel to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 4 (3 stops – 6mins)
    11. Walk to Tustin (40m – 1min)
    12. Wait for Inland Empire – OC or Orange County Line
    13. Travel to Mission Viejo (3 stops – 24mins)
    Del Amo Avenue, Tustin 43 minutes
    1. Start from Del Amo Avenue
    2. Walk to Edinger-Del Amo (160m – 3mins)
    3. Wait for Bus #70
      (Tustin Metrolink Station)
    4. Travel to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 4 (4 stops – 4,mins)
    5. Walk to Tustin (40m – 4mins)
    6. Wait for Orange County Line #644 (Oceanside)
    7. Travel to Mission Viejo (3 stops – 18mins)
    North Main Corona 65 minutes
    1. Start from North Main Corona
    2. Wait for Inland Empire
      #803 (Oceanside)
    3. Travel to Mission Viejo (8 stops – 65mins)


    There are trains that offer wheelchair and stroller access.

     

    Origin Travel Time Route/Directions
    Union Station, Los Angeles 154 minutes
    1. Wait for 91/Perris Valley Line (San Bernardino)
    2. Travel to Fullerton (4 stops – 34 minutes)
    3. Wait for Orange County Line (#682| Oceanside)
    4. Travel to Mission Viejo (7 stops – 50 minutes)
    North Main Corona 65 minutes
    1. Start from North Main Corona
    2. Wait for Inland Empire
      #803 (Oceanside)
    3. Travel to Mission Viejo (8 stops – 65mins)


    You can travel to Mission Viejo by bus.

     

    Origin Travel Time Route/Directions
    Union Station, Los Angeles 268 minutes
    1. Start from Union Station.
    2. Walk to Arcadia St And Alameda St (260m – 4 minutes)
    3. Wait for Silver Streak West: Downtown Los Angeles.
    4. Travel to Flower/11th.
    5. Walk to Flower/11th.
    6. Wait for Disneyland (Bus# 460).
    7. Travel to Disneyland (64 stops – 88 minutes)
    8. Walk to Harbor-East Shuttle Area (30m – 1 minute)
    9. Wait for Laguna Hills Transport Center (Bus#83)
    10. Travel to Calle De La Louisa-Calle De La Plata (29 stops – 53 minutes)
    11. Walk to Calle De La Louisa-Calle De La Plata (30m – 1 minute)
    12. Wait for San Clemente Metrolink Station (Bus# 91)
    13. Travel to Crown Valley-Cabot (19 stops – 24 minutes)
    14. Walk to Mission Viejo (860m – 12 minutes)
    Katella Avenue, Anaheim 163 minutes
    1. Start from Katella Avenue
    2. Walk to Katella-Haster (120m – 2mins)
    3. Wait for Bus #83
      (Laguna Hills Transp Center)
    4. Travel to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 (28 stops – 50mins)
    5. Walk to Mission Viejo (8.57km – 111mins)
    Katella Avenue, Stanton 193 minutes
    1. Start from Katella Avenue
    2. Walk to Katella-Boatman (40m – 1min)
    3. Wait for Bus #50
      (The Village At Orange)
    4. Travel to Katella-Haster (19 stops – 16mins)
    5. Wait for Bus #83
      (Laguna Hills Transp Center)
    6. Travel to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6 (28 stops – 50 mins)
    7. Walk to Mission Viejo (8.57km – 111mins)
    Del Amo Avenue, Tustin 85 minutes
    1. Start from Del Amo Avenue
    2. Walk to Edinger-Del Amo (160m – 3mins)
    3. Wait for Bus #70
      (Tustin Metrolink Station)
    4. Travel to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 4 (4 stops – 4,mins)
    5. Walk to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 (40m – 1min)
    6. Wait for Bus #90
      (Dana Point Harbor)
    7. Travel to Golden Lantern-Paseo De Colinas (50 stops – 35mins)
    8. Travel to Mission Viejo (2.65km – 35mins)
    North Main Corona 184 minutes
    1. Start from North Main Corona
    2. Walk to Corona Transit Center (70m – 1min)
    3. Wait for Bus #205
      (Corona-Village at Orange Express)
    4. Travel to Meats + Tustin (3 stops – 50mins)
    5. Wait for Bus #42
      (Hawaiian Gardens – Carson & Norwalk)
    6. Travel to Lincoln-Glassell (8 stops – 7mins)
    7. Walk to Glassell-Lincoln (90m – 2mins)
    8. Wait for Bus #59 (Uc Irvine)
    9. Travel to Santa Ana-Santiago (29 stops – 32mins)
    10. Wait for Bus #83
      (Laguna Hills Transp Center)
    11. Travel to Calle De La Louisa-Calle De La Plata (5 stops – 26mins)
    12. Walk to Calle De La Louisa-Calle De La Plata (30m – 1min)
    13. Wait for Bus #91
      (San Clemente Metrolink Station)
    14. Travel to Crown Valley-Cabot (19 stops – 26mins)
    15. Walk to Mission Viejo (860m – 12mins)

     

    Once you reach the place, you can get around the city of Mission Viejo through OCTA Bus Lines. These buses operate throughout the city at certain bus times. You can check the bus stops for their arrival and departure schedules.

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