There are 4 ways to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 11 min

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

$30 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 44 min

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

$18 - $43

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Hollywood to Carlsbad 93.1 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$110 - $386

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

Amtrak operates a train from Hollywood to Carlsbad every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak
Ave. Duration
57 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
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hollywood and Carlsbad is 138 km. The road distance is 149 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $9 - $14.

No, there is no direct bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad. However, there are services departing from Argyle Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via Wilshire / Serrano, Los Angeles, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad, including transfers.