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COASTER

195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 966-6500
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Ranked #1 of 14 activities in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Coaster was amazing! Clean, quiet, comfortable to a tee, and scenic. I could spend all day riding back and forth on this train! A BIG difference from your daily commute on the Chicago Transit Authority, lol.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We travelled on the coaster between San Diego and Oceanside. Free wifi..which worked well. Really affordable (half price if you're over 60) Try to sit upstairs on the sea side. Check times though, it doesn't travel that frequently over weekends. (You can travel on Amtrak Surfliner at no extra charge at certain times-not all trains)

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

What a great and inexpensive way to go to Carlsbad from San Diego. It is convenient and sure beats renting a car. This is our second trip to San Diego and have used the Coaster and the trolley both times. Its fast, convenient and great price! Highly recommend.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love riding the coaster to San Diego _ from it I can walk to Seaport Village - the Midway - take a harbor cruise - walk to downtown shopping - go to Little Italy - go to old town YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED by how much how much you can walk. Great exercise and a lot of fun

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Carlsbad, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a beautiful ride up and down the coast. Better than driving! Clean and reasonably priced. Environmentally friendly!

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Comfortable affordable ride into San Diego for a day trip. Train was clean and staff were pleasant. Got off at the Santa Fe Depot and explored.

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California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take the coaster to get to San Diego from oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or Solana Beach, especially if you want to go to Old Town or Downtown. It's way cheaper than the Amtrack which runs on the same line. You can use your ticket to transfer to the trolly or the bus if you need to go further.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice price, fast, don't have to fight traffic and find parking. And the wireless works! I recommend it.

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Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We sat on the upper level and enjoyed the ride and scenery. A mix of coast line and in land travel. Ride was smooth and easy. Carlsbad is a nice clean town with many small stores and restaurants. I was told this was a nicer area than Oceanside by a local. $11.00 round trip each.

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Conroe, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We rode the Coaster with our daughter and granddaughter to Old Town San Diego for the day. The price is fantastic! We could have walked to it, but our daughter has a back problem, so she chose to pick us up at our hotel and drive to the Coaster Station. The round trip price is just $11 per adult. My... More

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