There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Carson by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, line 3 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9454 / ...
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Carson St + Moneta Av 3

$19 - $42

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to Harbor Fwy / Carson 910

$34 - $77

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Carson 113.5 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to Harbor Fwy / Carson

$109 - $354

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from San Diego to Carson, including transfers.

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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 Carson St + Moneta Av via Long Beach / Anaheim and Downtown Long Beach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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, Long Beach / Anaheim, Broadway / Long Beach Layover, and Downtown Long Beach Station in around 3 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Carson St + Moneta Av
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to Harbor Fwy / Carson
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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