Travel from San-Francisco to Carlsbad-CA-USA

Bus or train from San Francisco to Carlsbad?

Megabus operates a bus from San Francisco to Carlsbad every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, BART operates a train from San Francisco to Carlsbad every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 18 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from San Francisco to Carlsbad

From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to San Diego airport, line 992 bus to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot, then train to Carlsbad. 5 h 18 min $201. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to San Diego airport, line 992 bus to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot, then train to Carlsbad. 5 h 29 min $205. From San Francisco Caltrain Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station, line 10 bus to San Jose airport, fly to San Diego airport, line 992 bus to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot, then train to Carlsbad. 6 h 16 min $185. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Santa Ana airport, line 211 bus to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak, train to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad. 6 h 36 min $246. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Santa Ana airport, line 211 bus to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak, train to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad. 6 h 40 min $280. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to BART Concord, bus to Concord airport, fly to Burbank airport, then train to Carlsbad. 7 h 52 min $182. From San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St bus to Anaheim, CA, bus to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad Village Station. 11 h 25 min $62. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Oakland, CA, bus to Downtown Burbank station, train to L. A. Union Station station, walk to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, train to Oceanside Transit Center, then line 101 bus to Carlsbad Village Station. 12 h 26 min $93. From San Francisco, CA bus to San Diego, CA, walk to Miramar College Transit Station, line 237 bus to La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av, then bus to Carlsbad Bl & Oak Av. 13 h 36 min $69. From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Lake Merritt, walk to Oakland Jack London Square Station, train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, then train to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak. 16 h 32 min $188. From San Francisco drive to Carlsbad. 7 h 51 min $56.

Operators from San Francisco to Carlsbad

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    San Francisco to Carlsbad:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly San Francisco to San Diego, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $79 - $323
      • Duration: 5 h 18 min
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        1 Fly San Francisco to San Diego, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $79 - $323
        • Duration: 5 h 18 min
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      2 Fly Oakland to San Diego, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $93 - $366
      • Duration: 5 h 29 min
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        2 Fly Oakland to San Diego, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $93 - $366
        • Duration: 5 h 29 min
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      3 Caltrain to San Jose, fly to San Diego, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $89 - $348
      • Duration: 6 h 16 min
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        3 Caltrain to San Jose, fly to San Diego, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $89 - $348
        • Duration: 6 h 16 min
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      4 Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $123 - $337
      • Duration: 6 h 36 min
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        4 Fly San Francisco to Santa Ana, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $123 - $337
        • Duration: 6 h 36 min
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      5 Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $132 - $660
      • Duration: 6 h 40 min
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        5 Fly Oakland to Santa Ana, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $132 - $660
        • Duration: 6 h 40 min
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      6 BART to Concord, fly to Burbank, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $66 - $313
      • Duration: 7 h 52 min
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        6 BART to Concord, fly to Burbank, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $66 - $313
        • Duration: 7 h 52 min
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      7 Bus Megabus
      • One-Way approx: USD $24 - $80
      • Duration: 11 h 25 min
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        • Duration: 11 h 25 min
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      8 Bus, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $68 - $124
      • Duration: 12 h 26 min
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        • Duration: 12 h 26 min
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      9 Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation
      • One-Way approx: USD $69 - $70
      • Duration: 13 h 36 min
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        • Duration: 13 h 36 min
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      10 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $101 - $264
      • Duration: 16 h 32 min
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      11 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $45 - $70
      • Duration: 7 h 51 min
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        • Duration: 7 h 51 min
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