Fares & Passes

Fares & Passes Fares & Passes

So Many Places, So Many Options

The possibilities of where you can go are matched with a variety of fare options to get you there. From single rides or day passes to cost-effective monthly passes, we offer choices to fit your travel and commuting needs.  Children under 6 are free and must be accompanied by a fare-paying passenger. To qualify as a senior, you must be 65+.

Single Ride Fares

Single ride fares are available on all modes and offer pricing for Adult, Youth, and Senior/Disabled/Medicare riders.

BREEZE/FLEX single ride fare can only be reached by adding and using stored value from your PRONTO mobile app or card.

SPRINTER/COASTER single fare rides are available at all ticket vending machines (TVM’s) or through using stored value from your PRONTO mobile app or card. By using stored value as you go, your fare price will never exceed the daily cap.

For COASTER riders, tap or scan before and after your ride to avoid being overcharged for full zone price. Fare capping does not apply for COASTER.

routesADULTYOUTHSENIOR / DISABLED/ MEDICARE(SDM)
BREEZE$2.50$1.25$1.25
SPRINTER ONE-WAY$2.50$1.25$1.25
FLEX$5.00$2.50$2.50
COASTER 1 ZONE*$5.00$2.50$2.50
COASTER 1 ZONE (Round Trip)$10.00$5.00$5.00
COASTER 2 ZONES*$5.75$2.75$2.75
COASTER 2 ZONES (Round Trip)$11.50$5.50$5.50
COASTER 3 ZONES*$6.50$3.25$3.25
COASTER 3 ZONES (Round Trip)$13.00$6.50$6.50

*COASTER fares include a free transfer to SPRINTER or BREEZE within 2 hours of purchase

Daily Fares

From your morning commute to after work activities, pay one low fare and get where you’re going quickly and easily.

The Regional & Premium Regional day pass can only be reached by adding and using stored value from your PRONTO mobile app or card. By using stored value as you go, your fare price will never exceed the daily cap. Always tap or scan the validator before boarding.

The COASTER Regional day pass is available for purchase via the PRONTO mobile app (select Add Passes and then select NCTD as the agency), at all ticket vending machines (TVMs) or by visiting any NCTD Customer Service office. For COASTER riders, tap or scan before and after your ride to avoid being overcharged for full zone price. Fare capping does not apply for COASTER.

routesADULTYOUTHSENIOR/ DISABLED/ MEDICARE(SDM)
REGIONAL$6.00$3.00$3.00
PREMIUM REGIONAL$12.00$6.00$6.00
COASTER REGIONAL$15.00$7.50$7.50

Regional: SPRINTER, BREEZE, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid

Premium Regional: SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express

COASTER Regional: COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX , MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural

Monthly Passes

Monthly passes are valid for unlimited travel on services listed for one calendar month. Monthly passes for the current month can be purchased from the 1st to the 19th. Monthly passes for the following month can be purchased from the 20th until the end of the calendar month.

Regional and Premium Regional monthly passes can be purchased via the PRONTO mobile app (select Add Passes and then select MTS as the agency) or at any NCTD Customer Service office. Passes can also be reached by adding and using stored value from your PRONTO mobile app or card. By using stored value as you go, your fare price will never exceed the monthly cap. Always tap or scan the validator before boarding.

For COASTER riders, tap or scan before and after your ride to avoid being overcharged for full zone price. Fare capping does not apply for COASTER.

Note: The discounted monthly SPRINTER/BREEZE pass must be pre-purchased and is therefore not available for fare capping. The pass allows for unlimited rides on SPRINTER and BREEZE for the corresponding month.

routesADULTYOUTHSENIOR/ DISABLED/ MEDICARE(SDM)
REGIONAL$72.00 $23.00$23.00
PREMIUM REGIONAL$100.00$32.00$32.00
COASTER REGIONAL 1 ZONE$140.00$58.00$58.00
COASTER REGIONAL 2 ZONES$161.00$58.00$58.00
COASTER REGIONAL 3 ZONES$182.00$58.00$58.00
SPRINTER/BREEZE$59.00$19.00$19.00

Regional: SPRINTER, BREEZE, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid

Premium Regional: SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural

COASTER Regional: COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural

SPRINTER/BREEZE: SPRINTER and BREEZE

COASTER ZONES

COASTER fares must be purchased for the number of zones you will be traveling in (1, 2 or 3).

  1. Oceanside Transit Center – 195 S. Tremont St. Oceanside, CA 92054
    Carlsbad Village – 2775 State St. Carlsbad, CA 92008
    Carlsbad Poinsettia – 6511 Avenida Encinas Carlsbad, CA 92009
    Encinitas – 25 East “D” St. Encinitas, CA 92024
    Solana Beach – 105 N. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, CA 92075
  2. Sorrento Valley – 11170 Sorrento Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92121
  3. Old Town (San Diego) – 4005 Taylor St. San Diego, CA 92110
    Santa Fe Depot (San Diego) – 1050 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Ways to Pay

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