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Sept. 14 - Last day to purchase September  

SPRINTER/BREEZE Monthly Pass and receive October FREE!


Oct. 7  - Amtrak/COASTER service begins.



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North County Transit District's mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services. Our vision is to build an integrated transit system that enables our customers to travel easily and efficiently throughout our growing region.

NCTD is a public transportation agency providing 12 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD's system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER light rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service.


To obtain this document in an alternate format, please contact NCTD Customer Service (760) 966-6500.
North County Transit District September 2013  

There's Still Time to Get Your Fall Passport!
SPRINTER/BREEZE Monthly Pass Giveaway Ends  Saturday, September 14!
Head back to school, back to work and back to SPRINTER/BREEZE with back-to-back months. 
Buy a September adult SPRINTER/BREEZE monthly pass and we will give you an October pass ABSOLUTELY FREE!


It's as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3:


1. Buy your adult SPRINTER/BREEZE monthly pass for September wherever you normally buy your pass. If this is your first time, you may purchase one at:


  • SPRINTER/BREEZE ticket vending machines
  • Albertsons in North County 
  • NCTD Customer Service Centers
  • CSUSM Students, Faculty & Staff: Parking and Commuter Services office
  • MiraCosta College Students: Student Accounts Office at the Oceanside Campus
  •     (Bldg. 3200), San Elijo Campus (Admin. Bldg.), and Community Learning Center

  • Palomar College Students: Cashier's Windows

    2. We give you an October monthly pass absolutely free! You will either receive a special SPRINTER/BREEZE October monthly pass when you purchase your September pass or we will automatically load the free month right on your Compass Card.



    3. Hop on and ride SPRINTER/BREEZE everywhere you need to go - two months for the price of one!


    Complete details, terms and conditions at

    More Trains! More Choices! Same Fare!

    Six Select Amtrak Trains to Serve ALL COASTER Stations


    Six new trips every day* will beef up the COASTER schedule when Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains begin serving all COASTER stations (see schedule below). The agreement between North County Transit District and Amtrak will allow any passenger with a valid COASTER fare to ride the three northbound and three southbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains at no additional charge.  


    That's right! More trains - same great fare! So easy, too! Board one of the designated Amtrak trains and show your valid COASTER fare. This exciting new service begins Monday, October 7 and is made possible through the support of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) efforts to enhance public transit options in the region. Information about Sorrento Valley commuter bus connections for these trains will be coming soon. 





    NOTE: All Amtrak policies and terms of travel apply and may differ from NCTD policies including photo ID requirements, unaccompanied minors, accessibility, and baggage restrictions. COASTER tickets are not valid for reserving or transporting bicycles on Pacific Surfliner trains. In order to secure a bicycle reservation, the purchase of an Amtrak ticket is required. Please visit for more information. For complete COASTER schedule information, including these additional Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains, visit 


    *Except Wed.-Sun. of Thanksgiving Week.

    Two Easy Ways to Buy COASTER Tickets!

    Buying tickets for the COASTER is easier than ever. Our new mobile app is like having a ticket vending machine in the palm of your hand. Buy and store tickets, check schedules, get real-time arrival information and more, all with a few swipes of your finger.  Available for Android and iPhone.
    No Smartphone? No Worries. Online ticketing  lets you buy and store non-connecting, round-trip COASTER tickets before you ride.   

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