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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 16 Activities in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Lenexa, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad Village station, met there for a wine "tasting" Had to purchase two $11.00 tickets. Where the heck is the person to do this? I see it's a machine. Insert your money & select your tickets. Sounds simple enough. It was NOT! It took $21 and then spit back the last dollar until it spit out a receipt saying I... More

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Thank you for sending us your concerns. Our Customer Service representative told you that you only have to submit your receipt and you will immediately receive your refund. You refused to do so which means we can't help you unless you send this in. More

Palo Alto, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had only a half day to see San Diego on this trip, so we took the Coaster from Oceanside to Old Town San Diego. The scenic trip was a little less than an hour each direction and the cost for us seniors was only $5.50 each round trip. What a deal! The train stopped just across the street from... More

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Salt lake city
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11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took the coaster from San Diego to Oceanside for $11.00 round trip. The train is clean and comfortable with 3 decks. Some seats have small tables too. You can bring your lunch and beverages. Alcoholic beverages allowed. The ride up along the coast line is amazing! We really enjoyed this adventure!

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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There isn't a better way to travel from San Diego to Oceanside (or vice versa) than by the Coaster. No traffic tie-ups, no which way do I go, no problems. Just sit back and enjoy the view.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have enjoyed taking the Coaster - there are breathtaking views throughout the trip. Once one takes it, one wonders why the drive on highway 5 is not as scenic. Taking the coaster is the way to see the views.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took the Coaster from Oceanside to the last stop in San Diego to get reach Comic Con. Loved it. We got the first train early Thursday morning and while we didn't exactly "zoom" along it didn't take us long to get to our final stop. The train was clean and it wasn't crowded at all... mind you this was... More

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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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44 attraction reviews
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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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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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Senior Reviewer
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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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