Oceanside CA – North County Transit District and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club are once again offering the popular “Pony Express” combo ticket. The ticket is available every day except opening day for the July 17 through September 3 racing season. The $11 ticket includes round-trip fare on the COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE; Stretch Run admission; and a free shuttle between the Solana Beach COASTER station and the racetrack. These tickets, which offer race fans an economical and safe way to get to the track without having to fight traffic or pay for parking, are available online at GoNCTD.com/Races, through NCTD’s mobile app, and at ticket vending machines by selecting “current promotions.”
Two additional southbound COASTER trains are scheduled for opening day of the races, with departures from Oceanside at 11:30 a.m. and 6:35 p.m. that day. Details are available at GoNCTD.com/Races.
Amtrak Rail2Rail service, in which COASTER passengers may board select Amtrak trains at no additional cost, will not be available July 17 to 20. Passengers wishing to ride Amtrak trains these days must purchase Amtrak tickets.