Irvine baseball fans don't have to go very far to see Orange County's home team. With Angels Stadium just a few miles to the north, Irvine has a Major League baseball team right in its own backyard.
In fact, you don't even need a car to get there.
Metrolink's Angels Express train takes fans from Irvine right to the ballpark for every evening home game. Whether you live in Irvine or are in town for a few days, taking the train to the Angels game will save you time and money. The round trip tickets are a mere $7, which is a better deal than the $10 parking fee at the stadium. Not to mention the cost of gas or the stress of sitting in stop and go traffic on the freeway.
Parking is free at the Irvine Transportation Center or it's a short shuttle ride from most Irvine hotels.
Tickets may be purchased at Metrolink vending machines by selecting "Special Ticket Options."
Just arrive up to 45 minutes before the train departure time to purchase your tickets.
It doesn't take long to catch Angels Fever once on board, as most passengers are fellow fans.
The mood is festive yet relaxing as the train cuises past stopped traffic on the freeway. The Irvine train leaves at 6pm and after a 20 minute ride, you arrive relaxed and ready for Angels baseball.
There's plenty of time to make the short walk from the train station across the parking lot to Angels Stadium.
The return trains leave 30 minutes after the final pitch is thrown, even if it's an extra inning game.
On Friday nights, when the Angels have a weekly fireworks display, the train leaves 45 minutes after game time so you have time to see the show.
All in all, the Angels Express is a good deal. It's easy. It's inexpensive, and it's a new experience for fans.
Metrolink Angels Express Fares
$7 Adult roundtrip
$4 Youth ages 6-18 years old
FREE Kids age 5 and under with paying adult, limit 3 per fare
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