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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

Lowest Price$28.20
Fastest Train1h 46m
Trains Per Day14
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Oceanside right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

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.

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

In the last month, $30.09 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Oceanside, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

The distance between Los Angeles and Oceanside is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 46 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles 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 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 Los Angeles at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Los Angeles to Oceanside?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 11 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside for $14.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Oceanside, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 11 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 38m$31.19
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner112h 27m$30.28

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Oceanside:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Oceanside has one train station:

  • Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Oceanside

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Oceanside, CA
4.4
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Eric
4.0
July 21, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Convenience and speed
Cons
We were stopped on the track after departure from Union Station, but were not kept abreast of the estimated length of delay or progress of repair. Communication could have been better.
Karen
5.0
July 14, 2019
Pros
A civilized way to travel between LA and San Diego.
Cons
I wish there were a train from Santa Monica area to union station. No one seems to know if there is or how long it would take.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.4
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Rosie
4.0
January 16, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Very relaxing.
Cons
Better signs to show coach seating.
Elsa
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Confortable
Cons
It's ok
Tips
Enjoy
Hilary
5.0
August 23, 2019Business
Pros
It was clean and fun! I have lived in California my whole life and I’ve always wanted to take the train done to San Diego. What a treat!
Tips
Bring food
Samantha
5.0
July 26, 2019Business
Pros
The trains were on time and fast
Cons
I have nothing to add
Tips
Going south sit on the right side and the opposite going north to see the ocean better

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