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

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Train Amtrak  •  3h 7m

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

$30 - $62

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Train Metrolink Trains  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station Orange County Line

$17 - $22

3 alternative options

Line 2 bus, bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Sunset / Vine to Hill / 7th 2
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...

$20 - $42

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Hollywood to Carlsbad 93.1 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, train  •  5h 14m

  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

$112 - $355

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Sunset / Vine and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via 7th / Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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The distance between Hollywood and Carlsbad is 86 miles. The road distance is 93.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $29 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $29 - $65. Alternatively, you can line 2 bus and bus, which costs $19 - $45 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47m.

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

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Map of how to get from Hollywood to Carlsbad.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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 1h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hollywood to Carlsbad via Hill / 7th, 7th / Broadway, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 4h 33m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58m
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 49m
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sunset / Vine to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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
$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
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Hollywood to Carlsbad is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Hollywood to Carlsbad.

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

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There are 382+ hotels available in Carlsbad. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 1h 2m and costs $8 - $10.

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