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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Santa Ana to Oceanside. Traveling by train from Santa Ana to Oceanside usually takes around one hour and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 58 minutes.

Distance47 mi (76 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price£13.30
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Ana to Oceanside?

In the last month, £13.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Ana, CA to Oceanside, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Santa Ana to Oceanside will vary between £13 and £17. Planning a train trip to Oceanside within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Santa Ana over the next 7 days is £13. 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

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Traveling from Santa Ana to Oceanside 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 £14 whenever you decide to board the train to Oceanside.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Santa Ana to Oceanside 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 Santa Ana to Oceanside?

2 train services operate from Santa Ana, California to Oceanside, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 1m£14.43
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner61h 2m£13.71
  • 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 Santa Ana to Oceanside every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £13.

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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 6 train trips from Santa Ana to Oceanside every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £13.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana to Oceanside 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 Santa Ana to Oceanside?

The distance between Santa Ana and Oceanside is approximately 47 miles, or 76 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 58 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Oceanside.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Santa Ana to Oceanside 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 Santa Ana at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Santa Ana to Oceanside?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Santa Ana to Oceanside.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oceanside to Santa Ana. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Ana to Oceanside for £12.32.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Ana.

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Arrival stations

Oceanside has one train station.

Need a return trip from Oceanside to Santa Ana?

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