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COASTER

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Address: 195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054-3028
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Comfortable, Convenient

Not really the awesome views we were expecting, but comfortable, convenient and relaxing. Would take again rather than drive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most California cities, there is some form of public transportation and the Coaster is an effective way to get from North County to San Diego...assuming you are going downtown. Transfers to the trolley are acceptable but buses remain an ineffective form of mass transit in my opinion. Usually on time and clean, the Coaster has numerous trains on weekdays... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really the awesome views we were expecting, but comfortable, convenient and relaxing. Would take again rather than drive.

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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A convenient and economical way to travel along the San Diego coast, especially for seniors at discounted prices.

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Merritt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ride the Coaster from Oceanside to San Diego, Return. Safe, fast, very enjoyable ride. Can also go to LA. It is a wonderful way to enjoy the day, check out San Diego, return to Oceanside by dark.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Round trip from Carlsbad to downtown San Diego Sante Fe Station. Senior r/t only $5.50 & no parking/traffic worries. Strongly recommend if you're walking/touring downtown from a Coaster location. Comfortable, smooth, friendly service with nice coastal views north of Solana Beach.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The "Coaster" was such a great way to travel from Carlsbad to San Diego! Convenient, comfortable and free parking at the station! No need to worry about downtown parking...

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the wifi is not the best but it is free! the ride is nice and scenic! you have a birdseyes view of the entire coast....the kids love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A clean reliable and easy way to get between Oceanside and downtown San Diego . One can connect from Sprinter in Oceanside or to the Trolly down in San Diego .

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Deming, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We rode from one end of the line to the other Being seniors our fare was only $5.50 round trips each. Stops along the way at several beachside towns where you could get off and get back on to travel farther. The one way trip is about and hour following the coast. Very enjoyable.

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Philipines
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

this is the fastest public transportation going to Escondido while having side seeing from Oceanside ...Vista & San Marcos

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