There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Oceanside by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to San Diego, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$79 - $366

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus, train  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
  3. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center

$50 - $112

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Fly Oakland to San Diego, train  •  4 h 53 min

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

$93 - $409

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to San Diego, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN
  3. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transportation Center

$89 - $391

Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$106 - $337

Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$115 - $660

Fly Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) OAK - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center

$136 - $628

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Oceanside, Ca

Bus  •  10 h 56 min

  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

Train  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$101 - $264

Drive  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Oceanside 466.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

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

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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 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Oceanside. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Oceanside, Ca via Alameda / College, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Santa Ana, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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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 Caltrain and bus and train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min 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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The best way to get from San Francisco to Oceanside is to bus which takes 10 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 16 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Oceanside.
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  • Distance: 427.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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, Alameda / College, Cesar E Chavez / Alameda, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, and Santa Ana, Ca in around 10 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Oceanside via Lake Merritt BART Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 16 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
56 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
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
52 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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
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
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Anaheim-ARTIC station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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
7 h 30 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 min
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 Santa Ana, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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