There are 10 ways to get from Phoenix to Carlsbad by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to San Diego, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Carlsbad Village Station

$100 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to San Diego, Ca 6317 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9488 / ...

$53 - $123

8 alternative options

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Santa Ana (SNA) PHX - SNA
  2. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak

$99 - $273

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Los Angeles (LAX) PHX - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak

$121 - $310

Fly to Long Beach, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Long Beach (LGB) PHX - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca

$116 - $278

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) PHX - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak

$118 - $269

Bus, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Blythe, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  3. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to Oceanside station

$60 - $124

Bus, train via Santa Ana, Ca  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Blythe, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  4. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak

$65 - $179

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  14 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to Oceanside Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$64 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Carlsbad 367 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Carlsbad is to fly and train which costs $100 - $330 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Carlsbad is 307 miles. The road distance is 367 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Phoenix to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via San Diego, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Carlsbad via San Diego, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 9 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Blythe, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Blythe, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Phoenix, Az to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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