NCTD Breeze NCTD BREEZE buses carry passengers in the north San Diego County region from Oceanside to Del Mar, northeast to Escondido, east to Ramona; north to Fallbrook and to San Clemente in Orange County - including service for Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. The region is more than 1,020 square miles in area and has a population of more than 800,000 people.
The BREEZE can take you places... from Del Mar to San Clemente, Pala to Escondido and from Vista to Oceanside. Special BREEZE buses can take you to the Del Mar Fair (seasonal). And you can make connections to the COASTER, Metrolink, Amtrak, San Diego Transit and Trolley, the County Transit System and OCTA in San Clemente.
Many BREEZE bus routes connect with the COASTER and SPRINTER trains.
NCTD Coaster The Train Station in Solana Beach, approximately 1 mile north of Del Mar, provides the comfort and convenience of more than 20 NCTD COASTER trains linking North County and San Diego every weekday and 10 trains on Saturdays (the COASTER does not operate regular service on Sundays).
Each COASTER train is at least five cars in length, holding more than 1,000 passengers per train. As of July 2008, NCTD began running select peak commute trains with six cars to increase passenger capacity and comfort.
Whether it's commuting to work or reaching recreational activities, the COASTER is a great way to save on gas and eliminate the stress of driving on clogged freeways. From your comfortable seat, enjoy the coastal lagoons, Pacific Ocean and inland canyons, while others sit in their cars on Interstate 5. Get on board the COASTER today!
NCTD Contact Information
- Ph: 760-966-6500
- Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AMTRAK Pacific Surfliner AMTRAK Pacific Surfliner services San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Train Station in Solana Beach, approximately 1 mile north of Del Mar, is the regional stop for the Pacific Surfliner. The Surfliner follows the same route into San Diego as the Coaster. However, the Surfliner provides rail transportation into Los Angeles and as far north as Santa Barbara.
Your Southern California Seaside Seat Onboard the Pacific Surfliner, you can expect great service, style and amenities as you travel the Southern California coast between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. You'll find modern bilevel cars featuring large panoramic windows, comfortable, custom-designed interiors, automatic doors for faster boarding, and a spacious Cafe car serving a variety of fresh sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.
Upgrade to Pacific Business Class Upgrade to Pacific Business Class and increase your productivity with free Wi-Fi access. The Surfliner features electrical outlets for laptop computers and other personal electronic devices, more leg room, complimentary light snacks, beverages and newspapers.
Bring Your Bike or Surfboard Most Pacific Surfliners are equipped with bicycle and surfboard racks allowing you to bring your bike onboard, unboxed as carry-on baggage. Read more about bringing bikes aboard.
Frequent Trains The Pacific Surfliner offers 12 daily round-trip services between San Diego and Los Angeles, and between Santa Barbara and San Diego.
AMTRAK Contact Information
- Ph: 1-800-872-7245
Remember to be Safe Around the Train
Residents and visitors are reminded to be safe around the train tracks in Del Mar. Operation Lifesaver has the following tips: