All aboard for a weekend train adventure!

CAMARILLO – Spending a Saturday exploring downtown Los Angeles without battling bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic? It almost sounds too good to be true.

Yet that’s exactly what’s available to Ventura County residents now that Metrolink has launched Saturday service. The round-trip train takes passengers from Ventura to historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, with stops along the way. In Ventura County, passengers can catch the train at the Ventura-East, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark and Simi Valley stations.

Saturday service launched for the first time in May, starting with the Moorpark and Simi Valley stations, and expanded to the three additional stations in August.

A variety of exciting opportunities await passengers who arrive at Union Station, from historic Olvera Street and Grand Central Market to the Broad Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Shoppers might prefer to head to the Americana at Brand or the Glendale Galleria, both of which are less than two miles from the Glendale Metrolink Station. Or, step into the past at the Martial Arts History Museum and the Autry Museum of the American West, both in Burbank.


The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and Los Angeles Metro provide funding for the weekend service.

“When Metrolink Saturday service first launched from Moorpark in May, we received numerous requests to extend the service to Ventura,” said VCTC Executive Director Darren Kettle. “The extended service will make it easier for more Ventura County riders to explore Los Angeles by train.”


Saturday service departs the Ventura-East Station at 8:15 a.m. and arrives at Union Station at 10:07 a.m. The return trip leaves Union Station at 4:28 p.m. and arrives at Ventura-East at 6:16 p.m.

Adults can purchase a $10 Weekend Day Pass that is valid for unlimited rides on Metrolink trains on Saturday or Sunday. With Metrolink’s Kids Ride Free on Weekends fare, up to three children age 17 or younger ride free with a paying adult. Paid Metrolink fare also includes free transfers to the Los Angeles County Metro bus, subway or light rail system.