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Convenient transport down the coast to San Diego

Comfortable seating; conveniently located depots en route; requires more funding to increase speed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
I love taking the Coaster to Old Town

This is the best way to go to Old Town from Oceanside while avoiding the traffic. You can use your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zipora b
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195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Comfortable seating; conveniently located depots en route; requires more funding to increase speed and frequencies.

Thank SuperChief49
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best way to go to Old Town from Oceanside while avoiding the traffic. You can use your laptop or cell while traveling and also see the sights if you want.

Thank Zipora b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought an all day travel pass for 12 dollars each at Solana Beach station, travelled up to Oceanside and then down all the way to San Diego. On the top deck you get a great view, not only of the ocean but also the...More

2  Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Oceanside on vacation, wanted to do some of the sights in San Diego. Took the Coaster instead of driving. Great choice!! Clean cars, on time service and so much better than Interstate 5. some nice views of the ocean and bluffs along the way....More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a commuter "train" from Santa re train station, sa n Diego to Oceanside ca, with stops in Encinitas, Solana beach, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. This is a morning, afternoon and early evening ride. The round trip ride is about 5 dollars - less for...More

2  Thank allenbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable train ride from Oceanside to San Diego and back. Great way to experience the coastal towns of San Diego.

1  Thank borisek2017
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Oceanside for a week and we used the Ciaster several times to visit San Diego and some of the smaller beach towns along the coast. The train is very reasonably priced and you are treated to some outstanding coastal views.

1  Thank KarenWCulebra
Reviewed September 8, 2018

If you have a drivers license, you know to stay on the right ... but trains don't follow that logic. after you puzzle your way through a ticket purchase, you might want to verify with someone which side of the tracks you're supposed to be...More

Thank onetravelman
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I rode this train from San Diego. I was nervous about having to make the transition to the Metro, however both stations are a short walking distance from each other.

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Took the train from downtown San Diego to Oceanside. The view was beautiful and peaceful. Nice way to slow down and really enjoy the water. Husband was able to get senior discount-very reasonable. What an inexpensive treat! Take the day and do it! You will...More

Thank pdh1185
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Response from allenbell | Reviewed this property |
About a hour - maybe a little less
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