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Oceanside - San Juan Capistrano Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano. Traveling by train from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano usually takes around 33 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 29 minutes.

Distance27 mi (43 km)
Fastest train0h 29m
Lowest price£11.00
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oceanside, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Ricardo

14 September 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak

The trip was late because of a surfing event being held in San Clemente and people were too close to the train tracks (safety concern). The trip itself was fine.

The trip was late because of a surfing event being held in San Clemente and people were too close to the train tracks (safety concern). The trip itself was fine.

What is the price of a train ticket from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano?

In the last month, £11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Oceanside, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to San Juan Capistrano from Oceanside is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £11 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £11 whenever you decide to board the train to San Juan Capistrano.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano?

2 train services operate from Oceanside, California to San Juan Capistrano, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 35m£11.17
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner70h 34m£11.17
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £11.

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  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 7 train trips from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano?

The distance between Oceanside and San Juan Capistrano is approximately 27 miles, or 43 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to San Juan Capistrano.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Oceanside at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Juan Capistrano to Oceanside.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Oceanside.

Where is the train station in San Juan Capistrano?

Arrival stations

San Juan Capistrano has one train station.

Need a return trip from San Juan Capistrano to Oceanside?

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