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.

Recommended option

Line 211 bus, train  •  2 h 14 min

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

$12 - $51

Cheapest option

Line 401 bus, train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 401 bus from Michelson-Bixby to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 2 401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Oceanside station Orange County Line / ...

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad without a car is to line 211 bus and train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad, including transfers.

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Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Von Karman-Quartz station.

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Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oceanside, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad is 52 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad.

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There are 322+ hotels available in Carlsbad. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Carlsbad.
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  • Distance: 46.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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
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 Irvine Transportation Center to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
45 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
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
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-Bixby to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 2
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
octa.net
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 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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