There are 4 ways to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$30 - $66

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Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$18 - $44

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to Moorpark Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks 130.1 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks. However, there are services departing from Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av and arriving at Hampshire & Foothill Dr. via Oceanside, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Figueroa & 5th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Carlsbad and Thousand Oaks is 111 miles. The road distance is 130.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $45 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Hampshire & Foothill Dr. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks.

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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Carlsbad, CA, USA and Thousand Oaks, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlsbad to Thousand Oaks via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Figueroa / 5th, and Figueroa & 5th in around 5 h 19 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.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.

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 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 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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