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Address: 195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: (760) 966-6500
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GR8 Trip to San Diego

This is a favorite for my grand kids and my out-of-area visitors to ride along the coast and explore Downtown San Diego, or Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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352 reviews 352 reviews
163 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a favorite for my grand kids and my out-of-area visitors to ride along the coast and explore Downtown San Diego, or Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad or Oceanside. Parking in all stops North of SD is free when you head south, and the fares are only $12 for a day pass for bus & trolly, or $5.50 or 1/2... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Quick and easy once you figure out where to board. Santa Fe station alone worth a visit. Ride the top deck for the view.

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went with a friend on the Coaster to Old Town San Diego and had a wonderful lunch and great time walking around the area.

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Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

comfortable and free parking. 30 minutes in and out. Convenient station in downtown San Diego near Midway Museum. Travelled through interesting terrain and old Santa Fe right of way.

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San Diego, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very nice ride. Beautiful views. You can get off and on all the way to the last stop!! Kids love it!! Beats finding and paying for parking!!

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I fly into San Diego almost every year for the Carlsbad 5k race. I have always rented a car, which is a nusance, since I hate to drive, and I don't need it at all while I'm in Carlsbad. This time I took the Coaster. It was awesome! I got a bus from the airport to the train station and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Scenic rail service between San Diego and Oceanside CA with stops at the communities along the way. While primarily for commuter tourist and locals also take advantage of this convenient and inexpensive transport. The cars are clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful. Relax and enjoy the ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Purchase $12 regional day plus. You can use it for coaster, bus and trolley in San Diego, Corona island, bus to the airport. One way trip Coaster $5.50. One way bus in San Diego $2.50. Have stops in Carlsbad, Old Town San Diego for sightseeing. Coaster has a double decker. We can see good ocean view.

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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I live here in OS, and take the Coaster to points south frequently. Alas, the powers that be have just forbidden alcohol on the train, because a glass of wine while watching the beaches roll back was terrific. The trains are clean, run on time, and have bathrooms. Most stations are squeaky clean too, the exception is San Diego Old... More 

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Victoria,Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I used this about three times in 10 days. The staff I met were helpful. The train was clean and comfortable and allows bicycles on board. There are washrooms on the train. My problem was I missed a train on a Sunday and had to find another way from San Diego to Carlsbad as the next train was about three... More 

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