There are 8 ways to get from Carlsbad to Charleston by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to San Diego, fly to Charleston  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Charleston (CHS) SAN - CHS

$329 - $1,170

Cheapest option

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Charleston  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Charleston (CHS) LAX - CHS

$229 - $992

6 alternative options

Train to San Diego, fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) SAN - MYR
  3. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC

$359 - $1,293

Train to San Diego, fly to Columbia, bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Columbia (CAE) SAN - CAE
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC

$330 - $2,138

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the night bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  5. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$365 - $1,037

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc
  4. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC

$307 - $765

Train, drive  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  5. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$467 - $1,450

Drive  •  40 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Charleston 2523.9 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Charleston is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 40 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Charleston is to train and fly which takes 9 h 36 min and costs $320 - $1,200.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Charleston is 3472 km. The road distance is 4038 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to get from Carlsbad to Charleston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Columbus, Oh, Columbia, SC and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

You can take a bus from Carlsbad to Charleston via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Columbus, Oh, Columbia, Sc, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 3 days 1 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Phoenix, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carlsbad Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Night bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $350
Flexible
$410 - $550
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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