There are 4 ways to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica 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  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$32 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus, line 720 bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th 720

$16 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Oceanside to Santa Monica 97.1 miles

$9 - $14

Train, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX

$113 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 39 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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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Oceanside to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oceanside to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Oceanside, Ca and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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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 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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 Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Oceanside Transit Center to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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