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COASTER: As of Monday, 3/23, all weekend trains and some weekday trains suspended  Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is experiencing significant declines in ridership and has determined that temporary service reductions will be implemented for COASTER commuter trains. The following temporary service reductions will be in effect beginning […]

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R2R: Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

R2R: Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner R2R: Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

More Trains to More Places with Rail 2 Rail

Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains with your COASTER Regional Day or Monthly/30-Day Pass between Oceanside and downtown San Diego, with stops at Oceanside Transit Center, Solana Beach, Old Town, and Santa Fe Depot. Board any Pacific Surfliner® train for an express trip along the coastal corridor. See blackout periods below.

Any valid COASTER Regional Day or Monthly/30-Day Pass will be accepted on-board the Pacific Surfliner trains.

Pacific Surfliner trains stop ONLY at the following stations:

  • Oceanside Transit Center
  • Solana Beach
  • Old Town
  • Santa Fe Depot (San Diego)

Frequently Asked Questions

How does R2R work?

Check the schedule, board on any Pacific Surfliner train, and show the Amtrak conductor any valid COASTER Regional Day or Monthly/30-Day Pass.

What if I want to ride the Pacific Surfliner beyond Oceanside?
Are the rules and policies the same on COASTER and Pacific Surfliner?

No, there are differences in the policies. All Amtrak policies apply to Pacific Surfliner trains. Complete policy information is available at www.Amtrak.com/onboard or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Advance reservations and Amtrak ticket required for passengers with bikes.

Blackout Periods

During complete blackouts, Pacific Surfliner trains listed on the COASTER schedule will not accept COASTER fare. Passengers who wish to use Pacific Surfliner trains must purchase an Amtrak ticket.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Friday through Tuesday
  • Labor Day Weekend Friday through Tuesday
  • Thanksgiving Week Wednesday through the following Monday