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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 16 Attractions in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
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Type: Trams, Transportation

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Always the same but always something new. Great people watching adventure and you can catch some nice views of the ocean and the surfers. Also get a light snak or dessert with Ruby's at the Pier's end.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took the Coaster from Oceanside to Old Town, San Diego. Having read a lot of reviews that said the ticket vending machine was confusing, I looked up instructions ahead of time and bought the All Day Pass so we'd have the options, since it's only an extra dollar. The Pass has to be loaded onto a Compass Card which... More 

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333 reviews 333 reviews
206 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our trip back to Oceanside took no more than 7or 8 minutes and, being senior citizens, we had the advantage of 1/2 price ticket pricing ($2 per person between these stops). We walked to Carlsbad from Oceanside, shopped, visited the Farmer's Market, and decided to take the train back to our vacation lodgings. This is such a clean, well run,... More 

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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
1,342 helpful votes 1,342 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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