background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Portland to Oxnard train

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Portland - Oxnard Train Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00
No preview is currently available. Please try another date or search the full schedule.

Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Portland to Oxnard. The train trip from Portland to Oxnard is usually about 29 hours and 7 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 28 hours.

Distance804 mi (1294 km)
Fastest train28h 0m
Lowest price$159.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Oxnard?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Portland and Oxnard cost $183.00, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 12 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $68.33 more.

Monthly average prices

$275$220$165$110$55ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Portland to Oxnard often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in December when the average ticket price is only $159. If you're thinking of traveling from Portland to Oxnard during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $257 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Portland to Oxnard?

2 train services operate from Portland to Oxnard. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 5h 12m$222.78
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 4h 58m$238.65
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Portland to Oxnard every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $169.

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Portland to Oxnard. 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 Portland and Oxnard is approximately 804 miles, or 1294 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours,

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.

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

The earliest train departs Portland at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Portland to Oxnard. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oxnard to Portland.

City Information

Portland

Portland, OR - PDX-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Portland, OR - PDX-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Portland, OR - PDX-2

Image credit: Unsplash

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Oxnard

Just west of Los Angeles, Oxnard is a coastal city popular for its art, beaches, and nature. Oxnard's location makes it a great base for exploring the warm waters of the Pacific and the beautiful nearby Channel Islands. You'll also find a wealth of interesting museums and historical attractions, such as the Carnegie Art Museum and Heritage Square. The Collection at Riverpark is the city's most popular shopping and dining outlet, and don't miss the many vineyards in the area to taste some classic Californian wine.

The Channel Islands are a destination for wildlife encounters, thanks to boat tours to see whales, dolphins, and seals. Or, spend the day hiking around one of the islands — they do comprise one of the most instagrammable National Parks, after all! Visitors also enjoy relaxing on both Mandalay and Oxnard State beaches which are good for surfing and sunbathing on the mainland.

The city of Oxnard is a major transportation hub, and bus companies like Greyhound or FlixBus traverse the Ventura Freeway 101 or Pacific Coast Highway to destinations along the West Coast. Metrolink provides services into LA, while Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight both stop in Oxnard daily.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave - PDXAMT-0

Image credit: Ian Sane

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: Union Station

Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown area at 800 Northwest Sixth Avenue, Union Station features a glowing neon sign encouraging you to “Go By Train.” Union Station serves several iconic Amtrak routes including the Cascades through the Pacific Northwest, the scenic Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the long-distance Empire Builder which travels all the way to Chicago. Along with train service, Union Station serves intercity bus service via Greyhound, and connects to the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and several local TriMet buses. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a Metropolitan Lounge reserved for Amtrak’s first- and business-class passengers.

All train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Oxnard?

Main arrival station: Transportation Center

Oxnard has one train station.

All train stations in Oxnard:

  • Transportation Center

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in Oxnard by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from Oxnard to Portland?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android