There are 9 ways to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by train, plane, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train to San Diego, fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Carlsbad Village Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO

$74 - $355

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to Millbrae FlixBus

$30 - $59

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Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Francisco (SFO) SNA - SFO

$101 - $296

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$99 - $307

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$141 - $504

Bus Megabus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Jose, CA

$52 - $90

Train, Caltrain  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain

$100 - $249

Train, bus, night bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca

$67 - $178

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 463.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to bus which costs $29 - $60 and takes 11 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to train and fly which costs $70 - $360 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Oceanside, Ca, Anaheim and Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from Oceanside Transportation Center and arriving at Millbrae Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 421 miles. The road distance is 463.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 57 min and costs $29 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oceanside, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 421.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

You can take a bus from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Anaheim, Ca, Anaheim, Millbrae, and Millbrae BART-Bay 12 West Busway in around 11 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlsbad to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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 3 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 Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 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 Oceanside Transportation Center to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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.

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 Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to Millbrae
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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