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The San Diego region is served by two transit agencies, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD). Together, MTS and NCTD carry more than 90 million passengers annually.
View a map of rail services in the San Diego region. Amtrak and Metrolink also service the San Diego region.


The NCTD service area covers 1,020 square miles of northern San Diego County. NCTD runs two rail lines: the COASTER and SPRINTER.

The COASTER connects north San Diego County with downtown San Diego seven days a week via stations in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Old Town, and downtown San Diego.

The SPRINTER rail line runs 22 miles from Oceanside to Escondido, transporting passengers to work, school, shopping centers, and other activities via 15 stations.

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MTS provides services in the central, south, and east regions of San Diego County. MTS operates three
Trolley lines (Blue, Orange, and Green) that serve 53 stations and 53.5 total miles.

Other Rail Services

Metrolink. Connect from San Diego to Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties at the Oceanside Transit station. For schedules, fares, and routes visit Metrolink.

Amtrak. Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner serves coastal San Diego County, stopping at Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town (select trips) and the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego. For schedules, fares, and routes visit Amtrak.

LOSSAN Corridor Joint Timetable

The LOSSAN Corridor Joint Timetable combines the schedules of Amtrak intercity trains, COASTER commuter trains, and Metrolink commuter trains for travel between San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Park & Ride Lots

Conveniently located throughout the region, Park & Ride lots are free and a great place to connect to your transit stop. View the iCommute Park & Ride page to find a lot near you.

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