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Address: 195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
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+1 760-966-6500

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Excellent mode of transportation

Took this from Solana Beach to San Diego. Convenient and priced reasonably. Highly recommend! Great scenery on the way, too.

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Mary S
Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took this from Solana Beach to San Diego. Convenient and priced reasonably. Highly recommend! Great scenery on the way, too.

Thank Mary S
Oceanside, California
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Often when flying from San Diego Airport, I will use the Coaster to go from Oceanside to downtown San Diego. This is a 50 minute ride. On arrival in Santa Fe Station in San Diego, I will walk less than a block and board a city bus (992) that will arrive at the Airport in 10 min. The train is... More 

Thank nacbvalves
Carlsbad, California
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Vista, California
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156 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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.

1 Thank Denise C
Irvine, CA
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 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, catch a trolley inland or south to the border or many other places around San... More 

Thank MJWalsh
Oceanside, California
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156 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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 train stopped many times and in areas we had never seen! The countryside was wonderful... More 

Thank George C
San Diego
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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 freeway a rest and enjoy yourself, just miss commute hours.

Thank patamem
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 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
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 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

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