How to travel from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA

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from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA

You can get from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40PMUnion Station1h45 09:25PMOceanside Transportation Center
1 transfer
291One-way
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07:40PMUnion Station1h45 09:25PMOceanside Transportation Center
1 transfer
291One-way
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05:10PMUnion Station2h15 07:25PMOceanside Transportation Center
1 transfer
291One-way
10:10AMUnion Station2h15 12:25PMOceanside Transportation Center
1 transfer
291One-way
06:10AMUnion Station2h10 08:20AMOceanside Transportation Center
1 transfer
291One-way

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Travel Information between Los Angeles and Carlsbad, CA

distanceDistance80 miles (129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€24) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€29) • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Travel 80 miles (129 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Carlsbad, CA from Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA.

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There are 4 ways to travel between Los Angeles and Carlsbad, CA including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€24) compared to other travel options to Carlsbad, CA:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€5) less than taking a train to Carlsbad, CA, which costs on average $31 (€29) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Carlsbad, CA from Los Angeles is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Carlsbad, CA can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 35 min   on average.

The Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA distance is around 80 miles (129 km).

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can get you to Carlsbad, CA by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA for $25 (€24) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can take you to Carlsbad, CA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA for $31 (€29).
    Omio customers who travel from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA often also extend their vacation to go to San Diego, Prague or St Paul, MN. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Carlsbad, CA and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before traveling from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $25 (€24) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket for this route costs on average $31 (€29) one way.

    But we recommend booking Los Angeles to Carlsbad, CA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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