Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad


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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Carlsbad was $29.68. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 1 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $3.10 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Carlsbad is approximately 80.41 miles, or 129.37 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

On Sunday trains from Los Angeles to Carlsbad are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Los Angeles to Carlsbad?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Carlsbad. One train carrier operates regular service on the Los Angeles to Carlsbad route. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Carlsbad, usually offering 5 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Carlsbad, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

One train company connects Los Angeles to Carlsbad

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Los Angeles to Carlsbad start from $28.90, and on average cost $30.14. Daily there are 5 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Carlsbad. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Carlsbad trains arrive at 2775 State St - Coaster Station,

From Los Angeles to Carlsbad train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Carlsbad faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $30.14 for a one-way train ticket to Carlsbad.

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There are 2 train stations in Los Angeles with trains to Carlsbad. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
There is one train station where trains from Los Angeles arrive in Carlsbad:
  • 2775 State St - Coaster Station