There are 3 ways to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10 / ...

$14 - $62

2 alternative options

Bus, line 720 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$16 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Oceanside to Santa Monica 97.1 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Oceanside to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Oceanside, Ca and arriving at Santa Monica / 4th via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Oceanside and Santa Monica is 86 miles. The road distance is 97.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Oceanside to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oceanside, Ca station.

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Oceanside to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Santa Monica / 4th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oceanside to Santa Monica is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Oceanside to Santa Monica.

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There are 2410+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Oceanside, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Oceanside to Santa Monica via Los Angeles, Ca and 7th / Decatur in around 3 h 59 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 Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to 2nd / Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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