There are 3 ways to get from Carlsbad to Irvine by train, bus or car

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Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside station to Tustin station Orange County Line / ...

$9 - $12

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Bus, line 59 bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 59 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center 59

$16 - $35

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Irvine 52.9 miles

$5 - $8

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Campus-University Center via Oceanside, Ca and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oceanside station station and arriving at Tustin station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Irvine is 45 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Irvine without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs .

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The train from Oceanside station to Tustin station takes 53 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Carlsbad to Irvine train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Oceanside station.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Irvine is to train which takes 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 59 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Carlsbad to Irvine bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Campus-University Center station.

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Carlsbad to Irvine train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Tustin station.

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  • Distance: 44.9 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Irvine, CA, USA?

Metrolink Trains operates a train from Carlsbad to Irvine every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to Irvine via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to Campus-University Center
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Irvine is 53 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Carlsbad to Irvine.

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