The North County Transit District is offering discount transit fares every weekend this spring, which will help customers avoid the parking hassle of some of the area’s most popular spring events.
The Spring Savings began April 28-29, with 2-for-1 fares on the COASTER Saturday and Sunday. Transit riders can enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Encinitas Street Faire, which welcomes 450 vendors and 100,000 shoppers.
The weekend deals continue through June 3, as San Diego County comes alive with street fairs and festivals. Some weekends include all three of NCTD’s modes: SPRINTER light-rail, COASTER trains, and BREEZE buses. Other weekends are offered only for specific modes. Here is a complete list of 2-for-1 offers with suggested weekend community events:
- April 28-29 - COASTER - Encinitas Street Faire
- May 5-6 - SPRINTER, BREEZE, COASTER - expanded schedule! - Carlsbad Village Street Faire (Sunday) and Old Town Cinco de Mayo
- May 12-13 – COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE – National Train Day
- May 19-20 – SPRINTER, BREEZE – Escondido Street Faire (Sunday)
- May 26-27 – SPRINTER, BREEZE – Vista Strawberry Festival (Sunday)
- June 2-3 – COASTER – Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol
The complete list of Spring Savings can also be found online here.
The 2-for-1 promotion allows two passengers to ride together with one ticket. On the COASTER, the promotion is valid with a one-way or round-trip ticket. On the SPRINTER and BREEZE, the promotion applies to the $5 Day Pass. Find out more details about the 2-for-1 offer here.
To make the trip easier, NCTD offers free parking at every COASTER station except Santa Fe Depot, and every SPRINTER station except CSUSM.
On Sunday, May 6, the COASTER will run three extra trains in addition to the regular Sunday schedule to accommodate anticipated high ridership. The train will offer a safe and easy alternative to driving to the Carlsbad Village Street Faire, the Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, or the Padres game verses the Los Angeles Angels.
See attached PDF for the special coaster schedule.
Taken from a North County Transit District press release.