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Simple easy and inexpensive way to travel. Always on time and very clean. Half the trip to and from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erie, Pennsylvania
a cool way to sightsee the coast

This train can be boarded at transit centers located in the 8 towns from Oceanside to the Santa Fe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Hollywood, California
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195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Frequently use this service on my visits to San Diego. When operating to the timetable it is very good, however the reliability appears to be getting worse with some services cancelled or running late. This is frustrating when making a connection with bus routes or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maurice K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple easy and inexpensive way to travel. Always on time and very clean. Half the trip to and from Oceanside to San Diego is ocean views and very relaxing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dano99975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This train can be boarded at transit centers located in the 8 towns from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot. Affordable and comfortable, this train is great for commuters and tourists alike, and operates primarily during weekday peak periods, with additional weekend and holiday service....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjd721
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

It was easy to pay, and nice to have a discount due to >60 yrs old no parking downtown i's great. Will use more often

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It's slow but cheap. It's reliable, clean and always on time when I took it. I've taken it a couple of times from Oceanside to go to San Diego Old town and San Diego Airport (a Uber ride costs around 10$ from Old town train...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

If you are staying in North San Diego County the Coaster is a great way to get to Downtown San Diego. The terminus at Santa Fe Depot is in the middle of downtown. From there Uber and Trolley will take you to all locations, ie....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

It seemed to us to be very inexpensive to travel by train. We only paid just over $5 each for a return senior ticket from Oceanside to San Diego. It took over an hour , was comfortable and had free Wi-fi.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 730kayr
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Can't beat the one hour train ride to San Diego. Station is clean and well lite. Customer service is very helpful. Free parking garage. Senior rates. Train accommodates bicycles and strollers. Train stops at several other cities along the way but is not a hop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sababbitt
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great, stress free way to travel to Old Town or Downtown from north county and avoid the traffic on the I-5 freeway. We ride from Oceanside or Poinsettia station.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GMAVicki
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Oceanside for a few days and on one of them we caught the Coaster to San Diego for the day. We purchased our tickets at the vending machine at the Transportation station. Make sure you go to the correct machine as one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 4, 2018|
Response from tenacious1 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t notice any place for that. Outside of commuter hours the train was fairly empty so there was plenty of room to lay a jacket on an empty seat. Not sure how full it is first thing in the morning or in the evening.
November 30, 2018|
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Response from allenbell | Reviewed this property |
While this is a commuter train- early morning and late afternoon being the busiest, at any time one can find a seat. I lived in North San Diego county for 18 years and never had a problem finding a seat.
September 21, 2018|
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Response from allenbell | Reviewed this property |
About a hour - maybe a little less