There are 3 ways to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena by train, 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  •  3 h 16 min

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

$30 - $61

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Bus, line 260 bus  •  4 h 28 min

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

Questions & Answers

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 28 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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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 260 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Carlsbad to Pasadena bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Fair Oaks / Colorado station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Pasadena is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Carlsbad to Pasadena.

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There are 1785+ hotels available in Pasadena. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Pasadena.
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  • Distance: 82.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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 1 h 57 min. 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 28 min.

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
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
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.

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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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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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