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Address: 195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: (760) 966-6500
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Ranked #1 of 29 Activities in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours

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152 reviews 152 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

we caught it in Oceanside, for seniors half price, very clean, on time, comfortable, beautiful trip to San Diego and back, what a great service!

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Orange County, CA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
35 attraction reviews
1,332 helpful votes 1,332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We purchased a $12.00 all day pass that covered the Coaster, San Diego Trolley, Sprinter, Breeze, Flex and Express Bus. You can cover a lot of miles for only 12 bucks. The Coaster route covers Oceanside to San Diego. The Coaster offered free wifi, was extremely clean, and very efficient.

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Oceanside, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Driving from Oceanside to San Diego is no longer necessary -- especially if you're headed to downtown or anywhere accessible by the trolley. I even take it to/from the airport! From the Santa Fe Station, it's a very short walk across the street to catch the bus right to the airport. No hassle, no traffic, WAY less than driving, or... More 

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Pasadena, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you find your way to this attraction, I heartily recommend that you consider another train which leaves the Oceanside Transit Station and travels to Escondido. We took the Coaster to San Diego some months back and had a wonderful time. This time we chose to ride the Sprinter commuter line because we wanted to see a new area. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Riding the San Diego Coaster is an excellent way to see the coast between San Diego and Oceanside. The schedules allow round-trips during the day time as during peak travel times. The cost is less than AMTRAK for the same route.

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North Canton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found the coaster to be a great way to reach some fun beach communities. I purchased an all day ticket for $12 during the week. The downside is that the ticket machine could be more user friendly for tourist and there is no one to help you at any of the stations. Luckily some locals helped me out with... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Jennifer D, Owner at COASTER, responded to this review

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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