There are 8 ways to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by train, bus, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$34 - $67

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport

$16 - $75

6 alternative options

Train Metrolink Trains, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Union Station

$23 - $31

Train Amtrak, bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Union Station

$38 - $73

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to Los Angeles, CA

$27 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 91.9 miles

$9 - $13

Train, fly  •  3 h 16 min

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

$104 - $385

Towncar  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take a town car from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport 91.9 miles

$270 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via Oceanside, Ca, Anaheim, CA and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Oceanside Transportation Center and arriving at LAX via FlyAway via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 82 miles. The road distance is 91.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oceanside, Ca station.

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Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Oceanside Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $55 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 82.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Anaheim, Ca, Anaheim, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Patsaouras Transit Plaza in around 4 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Los Angeles, CA station.

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Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Carlsbad to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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