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There are 5 ways to get from Union Station to Escondido by train, tram, bus, night 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 5 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center Sprinter

$30 - $61

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Night bus, tram  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center Sprinter

$2

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Riverside FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Riverside to Escondido FlixBus

$8 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Union Station to Escondido 113.9 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Escondido Transit Center

$111 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Escondido is to night bus and tram which costs $2 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Escondido is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station to Escondido. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at Escondido via Riverside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Union Station and Escondido is 93 miles. The road distance is 113.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Escondido without a car is to train and tram which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Union Station to Escondido, including transfers.

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Union Station to Escondido bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Union Station to Escondido bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Escondido station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Escondido is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Union Station to Escondido.

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  • Distance: 93 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and Escondido, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Union Station to Escondido via LA Downtown and Riverside in around 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Riverside
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Riverside to Escondido
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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