There are 10 ways to get from Carlsbad to Charleston by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

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Train to San Diego, fly to Charleston  •  9 h 31 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

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Train to Los Angeles, fly to Charleston  •  11 h 39 min

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

$229 - $992

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Train to San Diego, fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  12 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, SC to Charleston

$436 - $1,595

Train to San Diego, fly to Columbia, bus  •  12 h 45 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

$327 - $2,140

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston

$269 - $645

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  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

Train, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Longview Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston

$368 - $1,000

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston

$264 - $520

Train, drive  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station 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

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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 costs $320 - $1,200 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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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 Charleston via Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Peachtree St @ Alabama St and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Charleston is 2170 miles. The road distance is 2523.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 10 h and costs $260 - $650.

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It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to get from Carlsbad to Charleston, including transfers.

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Carlsbad to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oceanside, Ca station.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Carlsbad to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Charleston is 3 h ahead of Carlsbad. It is currently 7:15 AM in Carlsbad and 10:15 AM in Charleston.

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  • Distance: 2170.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 31 min

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, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, Peachtree St @ Alabama St, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carlsbad Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
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
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Longview Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 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 to Washington Union Station
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 to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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 Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
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 Longview, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
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
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
41 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Charleston is 2524 miles. It takes approximately 40 h 3 min to drive from Carlsbad to Charleston.

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