Travel from Santa-Monica to Oceanside

Bus or train from Santa Monica to Oceanside?

Big Blue Bus operates a train from Santa Monica to Oceanside hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. 3 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica to Oceanside hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Santa Monica to Oceanside

From Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns bus to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak then train to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak. 3 h 44 min $37. From 5th / Santa Monica line 720 bus to Los Angeles, CA, bus to Santa Ana, CA, then bus to Oceanside, CA. 5 h 14 min $42. From Santa Monica drive to Oceanside. 1 h 39 min $11. From Wilshire / 14th bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Diego airport, line 992 bus to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak, then train to Oceanside. 4 h 56 min $273.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Monica and Oceanside?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Oceanside. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Oceanside, CA via Los Angeles, CA and Santa Ana, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.
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