There are 4 ways to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside by bus, train or car

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Amtrak Thruway, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Oceanside Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner / ...

$10 - $55

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9473 / ...

$17 - $58

Bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to Oceanside Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$53 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Oceanside 95.1 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Oceanside. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at Oceanside via Indio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 1 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Oceanside is 65 miles. The road distance is 95.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs $10 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Oceanside bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Indio station.

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Palm Springs to Oceanside bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Oceanside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Oceanside is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Palm Springs to Oceanside.

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There are 218+ hotels available in Oceanside. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Oceanside.
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  • Distance: 65.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Oceanside, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Oceanside via Fullerton, CA, Fullerton Transportation Center, Anaheim Amtrak, and Anaheim, Ca in around 4 h 41 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 Fullerton Transportation Center to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Anaheim, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Indio to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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