There are 10 ways to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to San Diego, fly to Monterey  •  5 h 39 min

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

$78 - $351

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

$49 - $134

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Train to San Diego, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 29 min

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

$126 - $437

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$118 - $318

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$132 - $426

Train to San Diego, fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 32 min

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

$121 - $417

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY

$123 - $363

Train  •  12 h 58 min

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

$88 - $243

Night bus, bus  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium 411.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to train and fly which costs $75 - $360 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate via Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca and Monterey / Gilroy Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Monterey Bay Aquarium is 354 miles. The road distance is 411.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 53 min and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium, including transfers.

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Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Oceanside Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to bus which takes 11 h 53 min and costs $45 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $250 and takes 12 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • Distance: 353.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Gilroy, Ca, Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, and Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate in around 11 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Salinas Amtrak, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, Tyler / Franklin, Tyler / Franklin, and Foam / Irving in around 12 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Train operators
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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.

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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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