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Los Angeles - Oceanside Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

11 trains operate daily from Los Angeles to Oceanside. The train trip from Los Angeles to Oceanside is usually about 2 hours and 33 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as one hour and 51 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train1h 51m
Lowest price$17.00
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Los Angeles to Oceanside

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Luohaoran

August 4, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: good. Cons: good. Tips: good.

5.0

David

July 6, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Help connecting to original destination after train was rerouted.

5.0

Teresa

March 1, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak

Price

5.0

Beatrice

September 22, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The view

5.0

Tatiana

June 2, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: on time, safe and comfy. Cons: Nothing at this time... all is good! Tips: it's better to buy ticket online and have a peace of mind.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Oceanside was $30.04. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Oceanside if you book your train tickets at least 2 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $1.19.

Average prices by travel date

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The average daily price of train tickets from Los Angeles to Oceanside is expected to stay consistent at around $30 in the upcoming month.

Monthly avg. prices

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The price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Oceanside remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $30 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Los Angeles to Oceanside is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Oceanside. Amtrak 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
Amtrak62h 43m$30.72
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner52h 15m$29.13
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Oceanside every day, as well as 16 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $17.

  • 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 5 train trips from Los Angeles to Oceanside every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $28.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Oceanside. 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.
The distance between Los Angeles and Oceanside is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 51 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Los Angeles to Oceanside on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 21 of these are direct connections to Oceanside. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oceanside to Los Angeles.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Oceanside

Oceanside is a beautiful coastal city in Southern California, best known for its lovely beaches and stunning ocean views. Visitors can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and more.

There are also many great points of interest worth checking out, including the Oceanside Pier, which offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Also, don't miss the Oceanside Museum of Art, which houses a collection of art from across the globe. Other attractions include Mission San Luis Rey and the California Surf Museum.

The city also boasts a variety of popular neighborhoods and nightlife destinations, like Downtown Oceanside or Coastal Highway, which are home to several bars and restaurants, and The Strand, which offers a vibrant nightlife scene.

Most ground travel to Oceanside operates through the Oceanside Transit Center. Here, Metrolink trains and local buses connect to Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route and intercity bus lines like Greyhound. The nearest airport is the McClellan-Palomar Airport, about 3 miles away from the center of Oceanside.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Metrolink Station

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Main arrival station: Oceanside Transit Center

Oceanside has one train station.

All train stations in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Transit Center

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