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An abundance of transportation options
Oxnard is located about 75 minutes north west of Los Angeles Airport (LAX), 50 minutes west of Burbank Airport (BUR), and 60 minutes south of Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).
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.
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, enclosed waiting area, restrooms, payphone, 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 to find additional travel information visit PacificSurfliner.com or Amtrak.com.
Greyhound Bus Lines (800.231.2222, www.greyhound.com) provides service to Oxnard from points across the United States. The bus stops at the Oxnard Transportation Center in downtown Oxnard at the corner of 4th and Oxnard Boulevard (201 East 4th Street).
The following shuttles provide land transportation to and from LAX:
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.
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 (805.487.4222, 805.643.3158, www.goldcoasttransit.org) operates 21 local bus routes throughout western Ventura County. 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. 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.
Many of Oxnard’s hotels rent bikes. For maps of bike routes throughout the county, visit www.goventura.org.