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Coaster Holiday Express Tickets

Oceanside CA – Tickets for the holiday-themed COASTER Holiday Express will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. This is the eighth year the North County Transit District is offering the popular holiday train previously called ‘Santa’s COASTER Express.’

Families will have two opportunities to hop aboard the COASTER Holiday Express with trains departing Oceanside Transit Center on Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The fun-filled, 90-minute experience will take passengers on a nonstop, roundtrip ride between Oceanside and Sorrento Valley. Santa Claus and his friends will greet all the passengers and pose for photos.

Tickets are $6 each for all passengers. Due to the popularity of the annual event, NCTD encourages the public to purchase tickets online at A limited number of tickets will also be on sale for cash-only purchases at Oceanside Transit Center, 205 S. Tremont St., Oceanside. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event. Customers may purchase up to six tickets.

Passengers should plan to arrive at Oceanside Transit Center at least 20 minutes prior to departure time to ensure sufficient time to park and get to the train platform. Onsite parking is free. The trains will leave at the designated times. Strollers, food, and drink are not allowed on the trains. Water bottles are acceptable. There will be a stroller parking area available on the platform. To learn more about the COASTER Holiday Express please visit or call 760-966-6500.