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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Oceanside by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly San Francisco to San Diego, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$79 - $366

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Bus, train  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$42 - $85

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Fly Oakland to San Diego, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$93 - $409

Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SFO - SNA
  2. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$106 - $337

Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA) OAK - SNA
  2. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$115 - $660

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Carlsbad  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Carlsbad (CLD) SJC - CLD

$65 - $370

Bus, night bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...

$57 - $136

Caltrain, train  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$103 - $252

Drive  •  7h 46m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Oceanside 466.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Oceanside is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Oceanside is to fly and train which costs $75 - $370 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Oceanside station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Oceanside Amtrak Station via Vignes / Main and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Oceanside station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at Oceanside Amtrak Station via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 16m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Oceanside is 427 miles. The road distance is 466.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Oceanside without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 44m and costs $40 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from San Francisco to Oceanside, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Oceanside bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Oceanside train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Oceanside is to bus which takes 11h 35m and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 16h 16m.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Oceanside.
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  • Distance: 427.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Oceanside, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Oceanside via Los Angeles, Ca in around 11h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Oceanside via San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Station, and Los Angeles Union Station in around 16h 16m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from San Jose to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
58m
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
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46m
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
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 San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once 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.

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 San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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San Francisco to Oceanside bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oceanside, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Oceanside train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oceanside Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Oceanside is 467 miles. It takes approximately 7h 46m to drive from San Francisco to Oceanside.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Oceanside bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 317+ hotels available in Oceanside. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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