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

It is a very nice way to get to San Diego and avoid all the woes of driving! Relaxing, view is great, and train is comfortable and relaxing. Takes you right downtown, within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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SCOTTSDALE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice way to get to San Diego and avoid all the woes of driving! Relaxing, view is great, and train is comfortable and relaxing. Takes you right downtown, within walking distance to attractions such as San Diego Harbor, Midway, and Seaport Village.

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Did you know that most of the downtown hotels in San Diego charge an additional fee for parking and it can be as much as $45 a night. So my idea was to ride the coaster to downtown San Diego, which was very close to my hotel. The Gaslamp district of San Diego is really for walking. Everything you would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wanted to ride from Oceanside to San Diego just to see how it worked. Enjoyed that so much I used it for my plane trip later in the month. Worked great with the exception that the coaster doesn't come close enough to the airport to be really practical. Had to use über to get from the airport and the coaster... More 

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Oceanside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I watched all the traffic jam on the I-5 Freeway, while I commute smoothly back and forth to work. Looking at the Pacific Ocean was the icing.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I rode this on Saturday May 9th and went to three different beaches. The ride was great! Scenery was amazing. We went from San Diego (downtown) to Oceanside, caught the next train about 2 hrs late to Carlsbad, and two hours later went to Encinitas. All different vibes and beaches, neat shops, a great way to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Driving from North County (Oceanside, Carlsbad) to San Diego can be very frustrating. On the weekends it can take you over an hour and a half to get there. You are wasting time, money (gas) and patients. The Coaster is a great alternative. It will drop you off in Old Town or even less than half a mile from the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Relaxing way to travel into San Diego. Great views of The coast. Stop in Old Town was great location to get off and catch the trolley tours.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Did not take it but noticed that this is a great way to go from San Diego to Solana Beach Encinitas Carlsbad and of course the end of the line is Oceanside. I drove to Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Carlsbad but if I had known about this train I definitely would have taken it. I did drive the... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We usually drive into San diego from Oceanside but we thought we'd check out the coaster after being stuck in one traffic jam too many. It cost us $12 each for the day. We sat up top and the train ride was quiet with beautiful views of the ocean and nearby towns. We got off at the Old Town stop... More 

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

My ride from Oceanside to San Juan was awful. I never saw such a full train. Not even standing room available except on the stairs. Dangerous! I'm surprised they allow to sell so many tickets.

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