Oceanside is easily accessible from 4 major airports including:
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad is located 11 miles south of Oceanside offering access for private and corporate jets.
The Oceanside Municipal Airport is located less than 3 miles from downtown Oceanside and serves as a general aviation airport featuring a dual runway and fuel services. There are also several experiential tenants at the airport including GoJump Oceanside and Waverider Helicopter Tours.
The city can also be reached by rail via the Oceanside Transit Center, located in downtown Oceanside. The Transit Center is a hub of activity with daily stops from Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner servicing cities between Santa Barbara and Oceanside and the Metrolink serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, and Riverside.
Additional regional transportation options are provided by the North County Transit District (NCTD). Rail services include the Coaster, traveling north/south between Oceanside and downtown San Diego, in addition to the Sprinter, which runs east/west between Oceanside and Escondido.
Oceanside is easily accessed by car, most popularly from Interstate 5 and the Historic Highway 101. Other major highways running through the city include CA-76 and CA-78.
There are a variety of parking options when visiting Oceanside Beaches, Harbor, or downtown Oceanside. Please visit the City of Oceanside’s Parking Map to review lot options, operating hours, and any associated parking fees.
Due to multiple downtown Oceanside construction projects, it is possible to experience temporary road closures and changes to parking availability. For the latest information on how to get around downtown Oceanside, check out How Do You O’side?
For referrals on local shuttle and limousine services, please contact our Group Travel Department.