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

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Train to San Diego, fly to Monterey  •  5 h 45 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

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Bus  •  13 h 12 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, shuttle  •  6 h 33 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
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$126 - $437

Fly Carlsbad to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Carlsbad (CLD) to San Jose (SJC) CLD - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$81 - $296

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Irvine Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$117 - $349

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  7 h 38 min

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

$117 - $355

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$135 - $428

Train  •  12 h 53 min

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

$88 - $243

Night bus, bus  •  15 h 19 min

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

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium 411.8 miles

$40 - $60

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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 45 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 13 h 12 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 train which takes 12 h 53 min and costs $85 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 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, arrive at Oceanside Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to train which takes 12 h 53 min and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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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 45 min

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

You can take a train from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium via Los Angeles Union Station, Salinas Amtrak Station, Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, Tyler / Franklin, Tyler / Franklin, and Foam / Irving in around 12 h 53 min. Alternatively, 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 13 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Carlsbad to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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 2 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Irvine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50 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
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
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 Irvine station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 - $55
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium is 412 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Carlsbad to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from San Diego Airport to Monterey Airport.

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