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There are 3 ways to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Huntington Beach

$60 - $107

Cheapest option

Train, line 560 bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Locust-Main 560

$14 - $61

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach 59.4 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Huntington Beach is 51 miles. The road distance is 59.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1 h 20 min and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Huntington Beach is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Huntington Beach, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach. However, you can take the train to Santa Ana Amtrak Station then take the taxi to Huntington Beach. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carlsbad to Huntington Beach via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Locust-Main, and Golden West-Main in around 2 h 52 min.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Locust-Main
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Huntington Beach
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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