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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Bakersfield to Oceanside. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Oceanside usually takes around 6 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance177 mi (285 km)
Fastest train4h 47m
Lowest price€31.30
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bakersfield, CA to Oceanside, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)



Carol A

18 January 2020 - Visiting friends


Pros: It was clean and quiet . I enjoyed sitting back and having someone else do the driving . Cons: The bathroom on the bus was clean but it was not well marked how to flush . A sign that indicated flushing directions would have been nice . Tips: Grab a seat sit back ...

Pros: It was clean and quiet . I enjoyed sitting back and having someone else do the driving . Cons: The bathroom on the bus was clean but it was not well marked how to flush . A sign that indicated flushing directions would have been nice . Tips: Grab a seat sit back and enjoy .


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

In the last month, €34.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Oceanside, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 €2.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Oceanside from Bakersfield is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €35 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Bakersfield 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 €36 whenever you decide to board the train to Oceanside.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield to Oceanside?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield, California to Oceanside, California. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak76h 4m€34.81
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Oceanside every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €31.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Bakersfield to Oceanside?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Bakersfield to Oceanside, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Bakersfield to Oceanside?

The distance between Bakersfield and Oceanside is approximately 177 miles, or 285 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 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 Bakersfield to Oceanside are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Bakersfield at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Bakersfield to Oceanside?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oceanside to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to Oceanside for €31.30.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Arrival stations

Oceanside has one train station.

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