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There are 5 ways to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$32 - $68

Cheapest option

Train, line 560 bus, line 232 bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th 560
  3. Take the line 232 bus from Long Beach / 6th to Sepulveda / 8th 232

$16 - $64

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Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Flower St. & 4th St. to Manhattan Ave & 10th St Commuter Express 438

$18 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach 88.5 miles

$8 - $13

Train, fly, line 232 bus  •  4 h 37 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
  3. Take the line 232 bus from LAX City Bus Center to Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach

$113 - $398

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Manhattan Ave & 10th St via Oceanside, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Flower St. & 4th St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Manhattan Beach is 80 miles. The road distance is 88.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $45 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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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 Manhattan Beach bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Manhattan Ave & 10th St station.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach.
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  • Distance: 79.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Figueroa / 4th, and Flower St. & 4th St. in around 5 h 47 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
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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 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
Train from Carlsbad Village Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Long Beach / 6th to Sepulveda / 8th
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from LAX City Bus Center to Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Flower St. & 4th St. to Manhattan Ave & 10th St
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Carlsbad to Manhattan Beach.

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

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There are 1919+ hotels available in Manhattan Beach. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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