Cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside

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How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside?

Lowest Price£31.94
Fastest4h 55m
Daily Schedules9
train companies2
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How much does a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Oceanside cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Santa Barbara to Oceanside were £31.94.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the train ride from Santa Barbara to Oceanside?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Oceanside is approximately 157.83 miles, or 253.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 55 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.

What's the best day to take the train from Santa Barbara to Oceanside?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Thursday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Santa Barbara to Oceanside.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Saturday. If you are planning to book travel for Saturday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Oceanside?

Typically there are 9 scheduled trains per day. 2 train companies serve the route from Santa Barbara to Oceanside.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most regularly scheduled departures from Santa Barbara to Oceanside, with an average of 5 trips per day and 65 monthly trips.

Of the 9 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to Oceanside.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside, which start at £16.36.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Santa Barbara to Oceanside

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside start from £31.94, and on average cost £37.77. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Oceanside. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Oceanside trains arrive at Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St,

From Santa Barbara to Oceanside train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oceanside faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 55 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £38.66 for a one-way train ticket to Oceanside.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 39m
Avg. Price
£37.77

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oceanside start from £32.37, and on average cost £36.28. Daily there are 5 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Oceanside. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Oceanside trains arrive at Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St,

From Santa Barbara to Oceanside train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 5 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oceanside faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 55 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £38.05 for a one-way train ticket to Oceanside.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 14m
Avg. Price
£36.28

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Oceanside that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Barbara are:
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza
There is one train station where trains arrive in Oceanside from Santa Barbara. These are the busiest arriving stations in Oceanside:
  • Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St