There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad by bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

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

Bus, train Amtrak  •  3 h 43 min

  1. LAX to Union Station
  2. Pacific Surfliner

$37 - $70

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 47 min

$16 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. LAX to Long Beach
  2. 9455 / ...

$26 - $44

Bus, train Metrolink Trains  •  4 h 17 min

  1. LAX to Union Station
  2. Orange County Line

$23 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 91.6 miles

$9 - $13

Towncar  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 91.6 miles

$270 - $380

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad via Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter G S, L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne, Long Beach, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 3 h 56 min.

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
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Carlsbad is 131 km. The road distance is 147 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $9 - $13.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via First & Shelter G S, Long Beach, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad, including transfers.