NCTD offers transit to fairgrounds

OCEANSIDE — The North County Transit District is offering two public transit choices to the San Diego County fair at the Del Mar fairgrounds this year.
Shuttle buses are scheduled to run to and from Escondido Transit Center plus a frequent shuttle transporting passengers between the Solana Beach Train Station and the fairgrounds. Passengers who show their Breeze Day Pass or monthly pass when entering through the fair’s West Gate will receive a $1.75 discount off the price of regular fair admission. Shuttle buses will run every day the fair is open from June 12 through July 5 (June 22).
From the Escondido Transit Center, passengers can catch the shuttle fairgrounds shuttle (Route 408), which departs at 9:45 a.m. and leaves every hour, with the last trip of the day at 9:45 p.m. The trip takes about 45 minutes and drops passengers off near the fair’s West Gate entrance (in the Fair’s Fun zone). Return trips to Escondido leave the Fairgrounds at 10:45 a.m. and every hour until the last trip at 10:45 p.m. Parking will be free at the Escondido Transit Center.
In Solana Beach, passengers will be able to catch the fairgrounds shuttle (Route 401) in front of the Solana Beach Train Station north of Lomas Santa Fe on North Cedros Avenue. Shuttles leave approximately every 20 to 25 minutes and will drop passengers off near the Fair’s West Gate entrance (in the fair’s Fun zone). The first shuttle leaves the Solana Beach Train Station at 9:35 a.m. and runs until 12:05 a.m. The last trip from the Fair’s West Gate leaves at 12:12 a.m. for the return trip to the station.
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