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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Oceanside to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$28.20
Fastest Train1h 51m
Trains Per Day15
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oceanside to Los Angeles. 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 Oceanside to Los Angeles?

In the last month, $30.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Oceanside, CA to Los Angeles, 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 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Oceanside and Los Angeles is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 30 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oceanside to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Oceanside at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Oceanside to Los Angeles?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Oceanside. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oceanside to Los Angeles for $13.00.

Which train should you take from Oceanside to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Oceanside, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak52h 36m$31.23
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner102h 28m$31.14

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

There is one train station in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Oceanside will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

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

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oceanside, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 2, 2019Visiting family
Will go by train again for sure, was super easy, VERY STRESS FREE! Was great!
almost got lost when I left my seat to go get a soda and a snack, should have a sign "where am I........" car number or something like that. There was a gal who said she had been looking for her spot for 2 hours and was pretty freaked out!
try it!
August 29, 2019Business
Quiet car and friendly staff!
WiFi speed

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 16, 2020Visiting family
Announce and designate a tract number and not keep changing it especially LA Union Station.
Keep asking fellow passengers and maybe staff if any available that you are in the correct tract number.
November 27, 2019Vacation
Michael, ticket agent at Oceanside Terminal was especially kind and attentive. It was our first time on Amtrack, so had a bunch of questions. Had bags to check and he was great help with that. My husband as dementia, so getting a courteous and knowledgeable agent really...More
we were about 15 mins behind schedule, not an issue for us, but may have been for others.
September 6, 2019Visiting friends
Overall value for money and friendliness
June 12, 2019Business
Easy boarding and a smooth ride
I was very impressed nothing wrong
Dont hesitate to ask for help. Many people ride these trains everyday and are more than happy to help you.

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