There are 6 ways to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad by bus, train, car, shuttle or towncar

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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Line 400 bus, train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Von Karman-Quartz to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 1 400 / ...
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Oceanside station Orange County Line / ...

$11 - $16

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Line 59 bus, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Von Karman-Quartz to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 59
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9473 / ...

$15 - $32

Line 211 bus, train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 211 bus from Michelson-Dupont to Irvine Station-Dock 6 211
  2. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$12 - $51

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad 52.5 miles

$5 - $8

Shuttle  •  56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Ana Airport to Carlsbad

$113

Towncar  •  56 min

  1. Take a town car from Santa Ana Airport to Carlsbad 52.5 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 56 min.

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The distance between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) and Carlsbad is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad station. However, there are services departing from Von Karman-Quartz and arriving at Carlsbad Village Station via Santa Ana, Ca and Oceanside Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Ana Airport (SNA), USA and Carlsbad, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, and Oceanside Transit Center in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
52 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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Von Karman-Quartz to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 1
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Von Karman-Quartz to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Michelson-Dupont to Irvine Station-Dock 6
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Santa Ana, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Santa Ana Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$113
Towncar from Santa Ana Airport to Carlsbad
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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