Starting January 29, we will offer free transit rides for San Diegans who need to get to and from their COVID-19 vaccine appointment location. This includes all vaccination sites in the county including Super Vaccination stations, hospitals, and other community immunization locations!
You only need to show a confirmation email of your vaccine appointment for that day – either a printout or on a smartphone – to get on board for free. (LIFT customers call LIFT reservations to schedule your ride.)
County-hosted COVID-19 vaccinations sites are currently open for people in all tiers of Phase 1A, including adults 65 and older and healthcare workers.
Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, the North County Transit District (NCTD), in coordination with Scripps Health, will provide a free, direct shuttle service between the Solana Beach Station and the Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station.
The free shuttle will depart from the Solana Beach Station (N. Cedros Avenue side) and take passengers directly to the Super Station entrance located on Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Riders will be dropped off to access the Super Station walk-through services and permitted to reboard a departing shuttle according to the schedule below. There will be no other stops along the route. The Solana Beach Station serves the COASTER, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, and BREEZE Routes 101 and 308.
In order to board the shuttle, riders will be required to show that day’s confirmation of their vaccine appointment, in the form of a print-out or on their smartphone. Riders will board on a first-come, first serve basis. Advance reservations are not available. NCTD, in accordance with the federal directive, requires passengers to wear a mask and will not allow riders to board if they are sick. All riders are encouraged to arrive to the Solana Beach Station with enough time to board and travel on the shuttle to the Super Station to arrive on-time for their appointment.
The shuttle will operate seven days per week, aligning with the current Super Station service hours (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.), per the schedule as shown below. Shuttle service may be extended in the future if the Super Station hours expand.
The County of San Diego is operating several immunization centers, including three North County San Diego sites:
- Escondido – 649 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido, 92025
- San Marcos – Cal State University San Marcos Sports Center, San Marcos, 92096 (opens 1/31)
- Oceanside – 3708 Ocean Ranch Boulevard, Oceanside, 92056
- Del Mar – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., 92014
To find other vaccination centers, eligibility and appointments, visit the County of San Diego website. For those who wish to be notified when they become eligible for the vaccine and schedule their appointment, may sign up on state’s website My Turn.
NCTD LIFT passengers must book ahead of time to/from trips in the normal way. LIFT will offer free trips to drop-off locations only.