There are 8 ways to get from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Old Town Coaster / ...

$5 - $44

7 alternative options

Line 101 bus, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av to Oceanside Transit Center 101
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9493 / ...

$14 - $28

Bus, line 30 bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlsbad Bl & Pine Ave to UTC Transit Center 101
  2. Take the line 30 bus from UTC Transit Center to Broadway & 3rd Av 30 / ...

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) 35.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) 35.3 miles

$3 - $5

Towncar  •  38 min

  1. Take a town car from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport 35.3 miles

$110 - $170

Shuttle  •  38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport

$16 - $75

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) 35.3 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN). However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 via Oceanside, Ca and Broadway & State St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and San Diego Airport (SAN) is 31 miles. The road distance is 35.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN), including transfers.

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Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by North County Transit, depart from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av station.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 101 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) is 35 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN).

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There are 1055+ hotels available in San Diego Airport (SAN). Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN).
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  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and San Diego Airport (SAN), USA?

North County Transit operates a train from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 51 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN) via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, San Diego, Ca, and Broadway & State St in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Old Town
Ave. Duration
51 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carlsbad Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from Carlsbad Bl & Pine Ave to UTC Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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.

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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 San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $55
Assist
$40 - $60
Español
$40 - $60
uberX
$40 - $60
WAV
$40 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$130 - $170
UberSUV
$160 - $210
Taxi from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport (SAN)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Cab of North County
Phone
+1 760-444-4444
Website
driveu.com
Coastal Cab
Phone
+1 760-722-7472
Website
coastal-cab.com
Craig's Cabs
Phone
+1 760-722-2227
Website
craigscabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Shuttle from Carlsbad to San Diego Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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