There are 3 ways to get from Los Angeles to Vista by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, line 302 bus  •  3 h 9 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

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Vista 92.9 miles

$9 - $14

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Vista every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Vista via Oceanside, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center in around 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Vista is 133 km. The road distance is 149 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Vista is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Vista is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs $9 - $14.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Vista. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Vista Transit Center via Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Los Angeles to Vista, including transfers.