There are 3 ways to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$30 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, line 260 bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the line 260 bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado 260 / ...

$18 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Pasadena 92.2 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Pasadena is 83 miles. The road distance is 92.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Fair Oaks / Colorado via Oceanside, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Atlantic / Whittier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Pasadena, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Carlsbad to Pasadena every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to Pasadena via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Whittier / Atlantic, and Atlantic / Whittier in around 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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