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Special Trips, Deals, for Taking Public Transit This Summer

Oceanside CA— The North County Transit District (NCTD) is helping people to have fun this summer. Whether it’s running a marathon, the bases, or around the Fair, NCTD can take passengers there.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

For early risers and fast runners, NCTD will offer additional COASTER service on the morning of June 3 to get people to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and back. The additional southbound COASTER train departs Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) at 4:10 a.m. and arrives at Santa Fe Depot (SFD) in Downtown San Diego at 5:09 a.m. Later in the morning, an additional northbound train will depart SFD at 11:32 a.m. and arrive at OTC at 12:39 p.m. All other Sunday COASTER service will continue as usual.

Oceanside 4:10 a.m.
Carlsbad Village 4:14 a.m.
Poinsettia 4:20 a.m.
Encinitas 4:26 a.m.
Solana Beach 4:32 a.m.
Sorrento Valley 4:41 a.m.
SD—Old Town 5:01 a.m.
SD—SF Depot 5:09 a.m.

SD—SF Depot 11:32 a.m.
SD—Old Town 11:39 a.m.
Sorrento Valley 12:04 p.m.
Solana Beach 12:14 p.m.
Encinitas 12:20 p.m.
Poinsettia 12:29 p.m.
Carlsbad Village 12:35 p.m.
Oceanside 12:39 p.m.


Baseball fans and observers alike can skip trying to find their car after the game by taking the COASTER there and back! NCTD sells a $12 RegionPlus pass that covers round-trip travel on the COASTER and Trolley for any home game this season.* Additionally, for most evening games, NCTD runs a special northbound COASTER that runs one hour after the last out, end of fireworks, concert, or special event.

*Check COASTER schedule for details.

San Diego County Fair

Avoid the traffic and take NCTD to the Fair! NCTD offers transportation to and from the West Gate of the Del Mar Fairgrounds each day the Fair is open.

Customers can take advantage of this offer by using the COASTER or BREEZE Route 101 to get to the Solana Beach Station and transferring to BREEZE Route 408 to get to the Fair. The 408 runs hourly from Escondido with a stop at Solana Beach Station and the Fair.

For only $1 more than a regular adult ticket to the Fair, customers can purchase a $20 Fair Tripper combo ticket. This ticket includes round-trip COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE fare, and one-day admission to the Fair for one adult. New this year, for children ages 6-12, passengers can purchase a $12 Kid Fair Tripper which offers the same benefits but includes a Youth fare.

Fair Tripper combo tickets can be purchased from NCTD ticket vending machines (located at COASTER and SPRINTER stations) under the Current Promotions option. Riders can also buy tickets in advance or on the day of travel via the NCTD mobile ticketing app, Compass Cloud.

Current NCTD passholders can get a $4 discount on same-day adult, senior, or child Fair admission by showing their valid transit pass/ticket at the West Gate box office.

The Fair opens Friday, June 1, and runs through July 4.

For more information, please visit GoNCTD.com/FairTripper.