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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

Lowest Price$28.90
Fastest Train2h 0m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Carlsbad right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

In the last month, $29.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Carlsbad, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

The distance between Los Angeles and Carlsbad is approximately 80 miles, or 129 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 52 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Carlsbad are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Los Angeles at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Carlsbad. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles, California to Carlsbad, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner52h 39m$30.14

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are two stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train to Carlsbad:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Carlsbad?

Carlsbad has one train station:

  • 2775 State St - Coaster Station

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