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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Burbank to Carlsbad. Traveling by train from Burbank to Carlsbad usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Fastest train3h 0m
Lowest price£22.24
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Burbank to Carlsbad?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Burbank, California to Carlsbad, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner23h 33m£22.24
  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 2 train trips from Burbank to Carlsbad every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from £22.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Burbank to Carlsbad during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Burbank to Carlsbad?

The distance between Burbank and Carlsbad is approximately 90 miles, or 144 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Burbank to Carlsbad are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Burbank at 15:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Burbank to Carlsbad?

Trains leave the station in Burbank twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Carlsbad faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Carlsbad to Burbank.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Burbank.

Where is the train station in Carlsbad?

Arrival stations

Carlsbad has one train station.

Need a return trip from Carlsbad to Burbank?

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