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195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
+1 760-966-6500
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I Love Trains

The Coaster is a great way to travel all along the San Diego County Coast. With stops in Oceanside... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carlsbad, California
Awesome with great seating and nice bathrooms!

Great stops, no traffic or parking to worry about! Nice and only 1 block from our hotel! Highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamula F
Columbus, Ohio
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195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
+1 760-966-6500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Coaster is a great way to travel all along the San Diego County Coast. With stops in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and downtown one can easily explore all the great coastal sights.

Thank SunnyJunket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stops, no traffic or parking to worry about! Nice and only 1 block from our hotel! Highly recommend! Only $5.00 round trip!

1  Thank Pamula F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train tonight down to the baseball game. Sooo much better than driving and parking. Train was on time and got there in plenty of time! This pic is the view from the train in Carlsbad.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Taking the coaster between Oceanside and San Diego or points along the way is a wonderful and relaxing way to explore the San Diego County coast. From the southern terminus you can catch your cruise ship, explore the harbor, visit downtown or the gaslamp district,...More

Thank MJWalsh
Reviewed April 11, 2017

After living in Oceanside for over a year we thought it was high time we checked out this Coaster thing! OMG! What a great idea. We boarded at one end of the line, Escondido, and road all the way to the Oceanside Transportation Hub. The...More

Thank George C
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The Coaster ride from Oceanside to downtown San Diego or reverse, is a great day outing. You arrive in the city at a good spot to head out walking. If you are traveling it is close to the airport and train as well, give the...More

Thank patamem
Reviewed April 11, 2017

the best way to see the city of San Diego and not have to deal with traffic. With a coaster pass you can transfer to the trolley system and go all the way to the border if you wished and the cost is very reasonable

Thank Emma S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

My husband and I use the train a lot when we don't want to drive. The tickets are reasonable, especially for seniors

Thank Janet B
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We took the coaster from Oceanside to San Diego. It was simple to purchase a ticket, clean and comfortable. The buses were easy to get onto from the train station.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

It's an easy and beautiful trip on the Coaster from San Diego to Oceanside. We fly into San Diego and hop on the train for a $5.50 ride one way up to Oceanside where we hop off and walk to our timeshare condo.

Thank babscoffee
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Michael C
Does the train stop near Balboa park in San Diego
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
The closest station is downtown San Diego's Santa Fe station. But, it is still about 3 Miles to Balboa Park. You can catch a bus to the park which takes approximately 25 minutes to get there including walking to and from the... More
Will be on vacation in San Diego in May. We plan to take the Coaster from Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside and back. We are seniors. Can we purchase our senior discount tickets from the Santa Fe Depot ticket machine or do we have to get them somewhere else in order to prove that we are seniors? Thanks for any help you can give us.
March 29, 2017|
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Response from jeymchua | Reviewed this property |
@caramia57 you could also check the NCTD website for more details.
We'll be on vacation in San Diego in May and thought it would be fun to take the Coaster to Oceanside and back. Can you walk from the transit center stop to the Oceanside pier?
March 19, 2017|
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Response from jeymchua | Reviewed this property |
Yes Mam its only around 10 mins. walk u could also visit Oceanside Harbor