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TRANSPORTATION

TAKE THE TRAIN FOR COASTAL VIEWS

The historic 1915 Santa Fe Depot, located in downtown San Diego on Kettner Blvd. and Broadway, is the main hub for Amtrak, providing various coastal train service from downtown San Diego to Oceanside and beyond. It is a beautiful historic site with plenty of art tile to see too.

There are various connecting services from the Oceanside station, including the Sprinter inland rail that can take you out east to Escondido. You may also ride the Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Solana Beach and Oceanside, plus Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and many places in between.

The Old Town Transit Center hosts passenger trains operating on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner intercity rail route and on the San Diego Coaster commuter rail line. Of the 22 weekday Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains operating in San Diego, 18 of them stop at the Old Town Transit Center, though the Surfliner trains operating at Old Town do not offer checked luggage service, and stop at Old Town to board passengers (northbound trains) or detrain passengers (southbound trains) only, respectively.

THE COASTER

Seven days a week, the North County Transit District's Coaster trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. These trains offer visitors car-free access to some of the most charming beach communities in the region as well as a relaxing ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. There are more than 20 trains that run on weekdays with additional service on weekends. The entire coaster route from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot downtown takes about an hour. An adult round-trip fare from downtown San Diego to Oceanside is $11, and children aged 5 and under ride free.

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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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