There are 4 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

3 alternative options

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

Train, line 86 bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 86 bus from Irvine Station-Dock 5 to Alton-West Yale Loop 86

$12 - $54

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Irvine 52.9 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Irvine is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Irvine is to train which costs $9 - $12 and takes 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 train from Oceanside station to Tustin station takes 53 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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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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
Train from Oceanside station to Irvine station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Irvine Station-Dock 5 to Alton-West Yale Loop
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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