There are 8 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Old Town to Carlsbad Village Station Coaster / ...

$4 - $48

7 alternative options

Line 992 bus, bus, line 101 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 992 bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & State St 992
  2. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Carlsbad Village Station 101

$14 - $28

Line 150 bus, bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 150 bus from 1st Av & Broadway to UTC Transit Center 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from UTC Transit Center to Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av 101

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad 35.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad 35.8 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  39 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to Carlsbad 35.8 miles

$110 - $170

Shuttle  •  39 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to Carlsbad

$16 - $75

Uber  •  39 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad 35.8 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 39 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Carlsbad is 31 miles. The road distance is 35.8 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via San Diego, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

North County Transit operates a train from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad every 3 hours. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 51 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad via Broadway & State St, San Diego, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
51 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 Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak to Carlsbad Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 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
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & State St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from 1st Av & Broadway to UTC Transit Center
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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 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
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Carlsbad Village Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from UTC Transit Center to Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$40 - $55
uberASSIST
$45 - $60
uberESPAÑOL
$45 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
UberWAV
$45 - $60
uberXL
$70 - $90
SELECT
$95 - $120
UberBLACK
$130 - $170
UberSUV
$170 - $210
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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