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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Carson by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9454 / ...
  2. Take the line 1 bus from L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne to Avalon & Del Amo NE 1

$19 - $39

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Bus, line 3 bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Long Beach Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Carson St + Moneta Av 3

$44 - $61

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$36 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Carson 113.5 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, line 910 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 910 bus from Flower / 7th to Harbor Fwy / Carson

$111 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Carson is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Carson is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Carson. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Avalon & Del Amo NE via L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Carson is 101 miles. The road distance is 113.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Carson without a car is to bus and line 1 bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $18 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from San Diego to Carson, including transfers.

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San Diego to Carson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Carson is to bus and line 1 bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $18 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Carson bus services, operated by Long Beach Transit, arrive at Avalon & Del Amo NE station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Carson.
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  • Distance: 101.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Carson, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Carson via Long Beach, Ca and L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne in around 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Carson every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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 San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne to Avalon & Del Amo NE
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Carson St + Moneta Av
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / 7th to Harbor Fwy / Carson
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Carson is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from San Diego to Carson.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 1059+ hotels available in Carson. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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