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Flying into Beautiful Carlsbad

Looking for comfortable, affordable flights to Carlsbad, CA? If you fly into the San Diego International Airport, you'll find numerous major commercial airlines offering a comfortable flight. From there, you can rent a car and drive the 40 minutes to Carlsbad. Otherwise, you can opt to book airfare to Carlsbad through the McClellan-Palomar Airport, which will put you just three miles southeast of Carlsbad. Unfortunately, United Airlines announced in 2014 that they're cutting their service from Carlsbad to LAX, so if you're seeking a cozy flight with a major commercial airline, you're better off flying into San Diego.
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How Do I Book a Flight?

Although there is no major commercial service to Carlsbad, you can still find flights to nearby airports. Fly into the San Diego International Airport or the John Wayne Airport and you'll arrive in Carlsbad in under an hour. The San Diego International Airport is the preferred airport in the area, and round-trip tickets run around $300 on the cheap end. If you're willing to pay a little more, private air taxi and charter services offer flights to and flights from the Carlsbad airport.

What's the Best Way to Get To and From the Airport?

If you book a private flight to the McClellan-Polamar Airport, you'll find Avis and Hertz car rentals nearby. The San Diego and John Wayne airports feature taxi, shuttle, and car rental services as well. From San Diego, take the Amtrak Intercity or Coaster commuter trains for stops in Carlsbad.

Are There Any Hotels Nearby?

Book budget options like the 2.5-star Ramada Carlsbad or the 2-star Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown for cheap rates. For more up-scale options, opt for something like the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach or the 4.5-star Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. All are under 5 miles from the McClellan-Polamar Airport and less than 30 miles from the San Diego International Airport. You're unlikely to find nearby hotels that offer airport transportation.

What Airline Should I Fly?

If you're flying commercially into the San Diego Airport, you'll find cheap tickets with airlines like Alaska, Delta, Frontier, and United.

Are There Any Additional Travel Tips?

Visit during October, February, or March for off-season rates when hotel prices drop by 10-20 percent.