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There are 4 ways to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus, taxi

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Old Town
  2. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

3 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi via La Mesa

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Old Town
  2. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Line 101 bus, bus, taxi

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlsbad Bl & Pine Ave to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
  2. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain is to drive. Taking this option will cost $17 - $26 and takes 3h 13m.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Salvation Mountain is 109 miles. The road distance is 177.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 4h 45m and costs $140 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain is 178 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Carlsbad to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the train to San Diego - Old Town, take the walk to San Diego Old Town, take the bus to El Centro, then take the taxi to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the train to San Diego - Old Town, take the walk to Old Town Station, take the tram to SDSU Station, take the walk to San Diego State University, take the bus to El Centro, then take the taxi to Salvation Mountain.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Old Town
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Carlsbad Bl & Pine Ave to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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