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There are 2 ways to get from Fullerton to Carlsbad by train or car

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$10 - $55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Fullerton to Carlsbad 64.9 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Fullerton to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fullerton to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fullerton Amtrak Station station and arriving at Oceanside Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Fullerton and Carlsbad is 60 miles. The road distance is 64.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Fullerton to Carlsbad without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $10 - $55.

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The train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Fullerton to Carlsbad train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fullerton Amtrak Station.

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Fullerton to Carlsbad train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oceanside Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fullerton to Carlsbad is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Fullerton to Carlsbad.

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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Fullerton, CA, USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Fullerton to Carlsbad every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route 4 times a day.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
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