Travel from Los-Angeles-Airport-LAX to Carlsbad-CA-USA

Bus or train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad via Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, Harbor-East Shuttle Area, Santa Ana, CA, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 4 h 35 min.

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How to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad

ModeDurationPrice
From Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal bus to Patsaouras Transit Plaza, walk to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, then train to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak.3 h 43 min$54
From Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal bus to L. A. Union Station station, train to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad Village Station.4 h 17 min$25
From Los Angeles Airport, CA bus to Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, line 83 bus to Harbor-East Shuttle Area, line 83 bus to Santa Ana, CA, bus to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad Village Station.4 h 35 min$56
From Los Angeles Airport (LAX) drive to Carlsbad.1 h 47 min$10
From Los Angeles Airport towncar to Carlsbad.1 h 47 min$324
From Los Angeles Airport shuttle to Carlsbad.1 h 47 min$31

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad?

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

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Carlsbad?

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Airport, CA and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, Harbor-East Shuttle Area, Santa Ana, CA and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

Operators from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad

OperatorPhoneWebsite
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Metrolink TrainsMetrolink Trains
North County TransitNorth County Transit
Gray Line AH(714) 978-8855Gray Line AH
Orange County TransportationOrange County Transportation
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
JayrideJayride
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    Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad:

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      1 Train Amtrak
      • One-Way approx: USD $36 - $70
      • Duration: 3 h 43 min
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      2 Train Metrolink Trains
      • One-Way approx: USD $22 - $29
      • Duration: 4 h 17 min
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      3 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $40 - $69
      • Duration: 4 h 35 min
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      4 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $9 - $13
      • Duration: 1 h 47 min
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      5 Towncar
      • One-Way approx: USD $270 - $380
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      6 Shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $16 - $75
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