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There are 9 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.

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Fly Phoenix 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

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Train, line 40 bus to Phoenix esa Gateway, fly to Carlsbad  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson/1st Ave to Mesa Dr/Main St
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Main St & Mesa Dr to Superstition Springs TC
  3. Fly from Phoenix esa Gateway (AZA) to Carlsbad (CLD) AZA - CLD

$38 - $272

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Fly Phoenix to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$99 - $273

Fly Phoenix to Long Beach, line 560 bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Long Beach (LGB) PHX - LGB
  2. Take the line 560 bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center

$114 - $305

Fly Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  7 h 53 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 Oceanside Transportation Center

$120 - $271

Bus, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA
  2. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to Oceanside station Inland Empire - OC

$58 - $75

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to San Diego, Ca 6317 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9480 / ...

$53 - $123

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  13 h 20 min

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

$65 - $95

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Carlsbad 367 miles

$35 - $55

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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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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 10 h 25 min.

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

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Carlsbad without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $55 - $80.

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

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Phoenix to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Phoenix to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oceanside, Ca station.

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Carlsbad is 1 h behind Phoenix. It is currently 12:22 AM in Phoenix and 12:22 AM in Carlsbad.

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  • Distance: 307.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Phoenix esa Gateway to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Carlsbad Amtrak
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
45 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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
58 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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from Jefferson/1st Ave to Mesa Dr/Main St
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
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 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
Train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Bus from Main St & Mesa Dr to Superstition Springs TC
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
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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Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Carlsbad is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Phoenix to Carlsbad.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Carlsbad. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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