Residents can ride the Coaster train to Padres games

OCEANSIDE – North County Transit District wants to help fans root for the home team without having to contend with traffic delays or parking fees. NCTD is offering additional service in conjunction with San Diego Padres home games. The home opener is Tuesday, April 9. To meet strong opening day demand, NCTD will have additional staff on the platforms to assist customers.

To ensure fans arrive at Petco Park in plenty of time for 3:40 p.m. game times, the Padres COASTER will depart Oceanside Transit Center at 1:51 p.m. and arrive at Santa Fe Depot at 2:50 p.m. Passengers may then ride the San Diego Trolley to the stadium. Northbound trains will leave downtown San Diego 50 minutes after the end of the game or fireworks show. NCTD encourages passengers to purchase $12 RegionPlus Day Passes which include round trip Coaster and MTS Trolley fare. The day passes are valid only on day of purchase and are sold at ticket vending machines, bus fare boxes, and NCTD customer service centers.

Due to the popularity of opening day, NCTD is encouraging fans to avoid the rush in two ways; purchase round trip tickets online at and consider taking one of the earlier southbound trains.

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