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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 pass or COASTER Monthly 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.

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Any valid COASTER Regional Day or COASTER Monthly 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 COASTER Monthly 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 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
  • Independence Day Weekend Friday through Tuesday
  • Summer Del Mar Races Opening day through Sunday of the opening weekend.
  • Comic Con Week Wednesday through Monday
  • Labor Day Weekend Friday through Tuesday
  • Thanksgiving Week Wednesday before Thanksgiving through Monday