There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Marcos by train, tram, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, tram  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to San Marcos Civic Center Station Sprinter

$15 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus, line 302 bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...
  2. Take the line 302 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Vista Transit Center 302 / ...

$17 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Marcos 98.9 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center

$112 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Marcos is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Marcos is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Marcos is 89 miles. The road distance is 98.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Los Angeles to San Marcos, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Mission Rd & Pico Av via Oceanside Transit Center and Vista Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and San Marcos, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to San Marcos via Oceanside, Ca, Oceanside Transit Center, and Vista Transit Center in around 3 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Tram from Oceanside Transit Center to San Marcos Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Vista Transit Center
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

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