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

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  •  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

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

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

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The distance between Los Angeles and Vista is 83 miles. The road distance is 92.9 miles.

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

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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.

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There are 312+ hotels available in Vista. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Vista.
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  • Distance: 82.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

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

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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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