Visiting Oxnard? Here's what you need to know to get around.

GETTING TO OXNARD

AIRPORT

Oxnard is located about 75 minutes northwest of Los Angeles Airport (LAX), 50 minutes west of Burbank Airport (BUR), and 60 minutes south of Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

LAX SHUTTLE TO OXNARD

The following shuttles provide land transportation to and from LAX:

CAR

Driving from L.A. to Oxnard, you can travel north along Highway 1 (along the coast) or take Highway 101. To drive north along the coast, take the Santa Monica Freeway (I10) west to Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) then take PCH north. The drive takes about an hour (depending on traffic).

To take freeways all the way from LAX, take the 405 north; exit the 405 onto the 101 north and continue to Oxnard. Travel time is approximately 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

Transit Service

You will find schedules and route maps on the website, or you can pick up a schedule at any Ventura County library and many area businesses.

  • Gold Coast Transit District – Operates local bus service in the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Ventura. For trip planning information visit www.GoldCoastTransit.org or call (805) 487-4222 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Amtrak – Contact Amtrak for schedule information at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or visit www.amtrak.com.
  • Greyhound – Contact Greyhound for schedule information at (800) 231-2222 or visit www.greyhound.com.
  • Metrolink – Contact Metrolink for schedule information at (800) 371-5465 or visit www.metrolinktrains.com
  • VCTC– Contact VCTCfor schedule information at (800) 438-1112 or visit www.goventura.org.
  • Airporter Shuttle – for more information (805) 650-6600 or visit www.venturashuttle.com
  • Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority-VISTA - (800.438.1112)-provides service to cities along Highway 101. For more Ventura County transportation information, visit www.goventura.org.

TRAIN

Relax, skip the traffic and save money on gas by taking Amtrak Pacific Surfliner or the Coast Starlight to Oxnard. The Pacific Surfliner stops at the Oxnard Transportation Center (201 E. Fourth Street) 10 times daily and hugs the southern California coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.

The Oxnard station is fully staffed and features wheelchair accessibility, checked baggage service, an enclosed waiting area, restrooms, a pay phone, and short-term and overnight parking.

The Coast Starlight connects Seattle and Los Angeles and stops twice daily in Oxnard.

To view train schedules, purchase tickets or find additional travel information visit PacificSurfliner.com or Amtrak.com.

BUS

Greyhound Bus Lines (800.231.2222, www.greyhound.com)stops at the Oxnard Transportation Center in downtown Oxnard at the corner of 4th and Oxnard Boulevard (201 East 4th Street).

Amtrak San Joaquins Thruway Bus-Only Tickets

Enjoy a scenic ride on Route 10 with Amtrak San Joaquins. Riders will now be able to purchase bus-only tickets for route 10, without the need of a train connection. Route 10 serves Oxnard and connects passengers from Santa Barbra, Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Mojave, Barstow, Las Vegas and MORE with city-to-city bus tickets.

Check train stations and locations at Amtrak San Joaquins to plan your next visit.

oxnard transportation center
Oxnard Transit Center

Getting Around Oxnard

Bus

The heart of the city’s public transportation system is the Oxnard Transportation Center (201 E. Fourth Street), a convenient hub for Greyhound, Amtrak, the urban commuter rail Metrolink, and regional bus service. Gold Coast Transit operates 21 local bus routes throughout western Ventura County.

Oxnard Taxi

  • Oxnard Taxi Taxi - 805.663.9310
  • Rosie Taxi Cab - 805.258.8937 – Order & Pay Online, Save 20%.

Car Rentals in Oxnard

  • Avis - 435 W. Channel Islands Boulevard, 805.483.9265
  • Budget Car & Truck Rental, Oxnard Airport - 805.382.8351
  • Dollar Rent-a-Car (off-airport; airport pickup) - 805.984.7870
  • Enterprise Car Rental (three locations) - 800.261.7331
  • Hertz Rent-a-Car, Oxnard Airport - 805.985.0911

Where to rent a bike in Oxnard

Rent a bike and explore the best beaches in Oxnard! For maps of bike routes throughout the county, visit www.goventura.org.

Here's where to rent a bike:

  • Wheel Fun Rentals - Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, 805.984.1994
  • Wheel Fun Rentals - Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge, (805) 278-2200 or (805) 650-7770
  • Wheel Fun Rentals - Marine Emporium Landing, 805.910.7257
  • Ventura Bike Depot - 805.652.1114