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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Oceanside to Goleta. Traveling by train from Oceanside to Goleta usually takes around 5 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 4 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance165 mi (265 km)
Fastest train4h 54m
Lowest price€35.51
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Oceanside to Goleta?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Oceanside, California to Goleta, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner35h 1m€35.83
  • 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 3 train trips from Oceanside to Goleta every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €36.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oceanside to Goleta 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 Goleta?

The distance between Oceanside and Goleta is approximately 165 miles, or 265 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 54 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 Goleta are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 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 Goleta?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Oceanside to Goleta.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Goleta 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 Goleta?

Arrival stations

Goleta has one train station.

Need a return trip from Goleta to Oceanside?

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