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COASTER

Address: 195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: (760) 966-6500
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Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
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Type: Trams, Transportation

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We discovered the Coaster more than ten years ago. It's one of the best things about being in the San Diego area. It's very inexpensive, especially for seniors and persons with disabilities. The views along the way are awesome! There's the ocean, palm trees, cyclists and joggers as you meander along the coastline. Such a difference compared to fighting the... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The Coaster is simply a great relaxing and inexpensive way to travel the southern coastline of California. I would highly recommend the Coaster for everyone but especially for those who do not want the hassle of the I(5). In less than an hour you can travel from Oceanside to Old Town San Diego.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were in Southern California and took the Coaster from Oceanside to Old Town in San Diego...It was excellent....trains were right on time....the price was right...free parking at the station...the stop was great just walked through the tunnel right at the train stop....very scenic ride along the coast. Sure beats driving and trying to find a parking space...so cost efficient.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I take the Coaster frequently from Carlsbad Village Station to Sorrento Valley for La Jolla Playhouse, or Old Town for Old Globe Theatre, or Santa Fe Station in San Diego for the Civic Theatre or Balboa Theatre production. It takes an hour and costs only $1.75 one way; this works well because my spouse's office is in San Diego, so... More 

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Oceanside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ride the coaster to work in sorrento valley every work day. Beats driving, hands down. Thursdays is busiest, and any time during the fair going season. I won't go back to commuting by car. Even the most expensive pass is cost effective vs the cost of driving.

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Oceanside
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this coaster train, it travels all along the coast line for most of the way, so you see the lovely beaches and the surfers out in the ocean. Takes about an hour from starting in Oceanside and ending in Santa Fey in San Diego, right down town to all the shops restaurants, hotels and business. Also nearby Seaport... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We used the coaster to travel down to Old Town, such a scenic trip, some of which you would not have seen had you been travelling by car. Travel was clean and cheap, the only way to travel.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

When we planned our trip to the San Diego area, we originally were going to rent a car. After seeing some comments about the Coaster train, we thought we'd give it a try. What a great move and money-saving too! We took a bus from the San Diego airport, and then took the Coaster train up to where we were... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Originally planned to drive to San Diego. The Coaster regional train was close to walk, cost less than $15 round trip to Old a Town or downtown SD. Public transport was easy, convenient, timely. Glad I did not drive. Avoided traffic.

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Columbia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Took Coaster from Oceanside to Old Town instead of driving. The view of the Pacific and coastline. It was quiet and much cleaner than we expected. There were hourly (at least) departures during most of the day. $11.00 round trip was so worth it!

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