There are 5 ways to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $42

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Line 704 bus, bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Vine to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Oceanside FlixBus

$8 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...

$20 - $33

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Hollywood to Carlsbad 93.2 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego - Old Town to Carlsbad Village Station

$117 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica / Vine and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via LA Downtown and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hollywood station to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Hollywood / Vine Station and arriving at Oceanside Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Hollywood and Carlsbad is 86 miles. The road distance is 93.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad without a car is to train which takes 3h and costs $28 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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Hollywood to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Santa Monica / Vine station.

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Hollywood to Carlsbad train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to train which takes 3h and costs $28 - $45. Alternatively, you can line 704 bus and bus, which costs $7 - $20 and takes 3h 26m.

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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h

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

Amtrak operates a train from Hollywood to Carlsbad hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, LA Downtown, Oceanside, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 3h 26m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Vine to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Hollywood to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Oceanside station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hollywood to Carlsbad is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Hollywood to Carlsbad.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 314+ hotels available in Carlsbad. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $8 - $10.

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