NCTD offers free rides and late-night trains for New Year’s Eve!


A safe holiday is agency’s top priority.

Party-goers are encouraged to take the responsible route to New Year’s Eve festivities by riding free late-night trains and buses provided by North County Transit District.

Tickets will not be necessary after 6 p.m., Dec. 31 on COASTER and SPRINTER trains and BREEZE buses.

To help revelers get to and from their celebrations safely, NCTD is adding an extra southbound COASTER that will depart Oceanside Transit Center at 8:30 p.m. arriving at Santa Fe Depot, downtown San Diego at 9:30 p.m. An added northbound late-night train will leave downtown San Diego at 12:45 a.m., Jan. 1. An extra eastbound SPRINTER will depart Oceanside Transit Center at 2:03 a.m. to allow connection with the late COASTER.

In accordance with District ordinance, alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on the COASTER and only until 9 p.m. That ordinance will be enforced on New Year’s Eve.

NCTD is once again offering the free and extended New Year’s Eve service to promote safe and responsible celebrations throughout San Diego County. NCTD encourages event organizers and entertainment publications to include information about this free public transit service on their websites and other materials to discourage drinking and driving.

Special New Year’s Eve Rail Service Schedule Extra late-night train schedule: Coaster logo

NB schedule

The SPRINTER will have extended hourly service from Escondido between 9:03 p.m. – 1:03 a.m., and from Oceanside between 10:03 p.m. – 1:03 a.m. A final trip will leave Oceanside at 2:03 a.m. to allow for connection with the final COASTER.

ABOUT NORTH COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT The North County Transit District 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, COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER light rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services.



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