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There are 4 ways to get from Palm Springs to Carlsbad by bus, train or car

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Bus, train via Anaheim

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
  2. Take the train from Anaheim to Oceanside

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to Oceanside

2 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Oceanside

Drive

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Carlsbad

Palm Springs to Carlsbad by bus and train

2 Weekly Services
4h 5m Average Duration
$35 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from N Palm Canyon at Chino and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station Stall 5 via Palm Springs Downtown, Anaheim and Oceanside Transit Center Stall 8. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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It is 66 miles from Palm Springs to Carlsbad. It is approximately 99.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Carlsbad without a car is to bus and train via Anaheim which takes 4h 5m and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Palm Springs to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Palm Springs Downtown station.

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Palm Springs to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oceanside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Carlsbad is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Palm Springs to Carlsbad.

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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Carlsbad via Palm Springs Downtown, Anaheim, Oceanside, and Oceanside Transit Center Stall 8 in around 6h 5m.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
+1 (855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$15 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$9 - $14
Bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Oceanside Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$13 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$7 - $11
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
Bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/routes.html
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
800 083 0908
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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