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Oceanside - San Luis Obispo Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 8 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance236 mi (380 km)
Fastest train7h 8m
Lowest price£39.15
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo?

In the last month, £43.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Oceanside, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £2.54 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£54£36£18SepSep

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo will vary between £43 and £47. Planning a train trip to San Luis Obispo within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Oceanside over the next 7 days is £43. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£54£43£33£22£11ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £47 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£54£43£33£22£113020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Luis Obispo from Oceanside will be about £2.54 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo?

2 train services operate from Oceanside, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak58h 34m£45.32
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner17h 36m£40.00
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £39.

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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 1 train trips from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £39.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo?

The distance between Oceanside and San Luis Obispo is approximately 236 miles, or 380 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 8 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Luis Obispo?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Luis Obispo to Oceanside. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oceanside to San Luis Obispo for £44.91.

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 Luis Obispo?

Arrival stations

San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Oceanside at its two active train stations.

Train stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

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