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

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 Amtrak  •  3 h 26 min

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

$34 - $68

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad

$16 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station LAX to Long Beach
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455

$26 - $44

Train via Carlsbad Village Station  •  4 h 3 min

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

$21 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad 91.6 miles

$9 - $13

Towncar  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad 91.6 miles

$270 - $380

Questions & Answers

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.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad station. 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 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Carlsbad is 82 miles. The road distance is 91.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Carlsbad.
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  • Distance: 82.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

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 Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter G S, L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne, Long Beach, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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