Getting to the Del Mar Racetrack

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Traffic in Southern California is brutal in the summer, we have Fiesta Del Sol, Del Mar Fair, Comic Con, the Del Mar Racetrack and many more!  If at all possible we always try to take the Coaster to these events.  Not only will you be able to enjoy getting there (as you can drink on the coaster) but you won’t get stuck in horrible traffic.  Parking at the Del Mar Racetrack is $10 for general parking or $20 for valet which in my opinion is well worth it.

If you can take the Coaster or the Amtrak (local commuter) trains, the trains stop at the nearby Solana Beach station. Del Mar provides a free shuttle (Double Decker buses) to and from the track.  Get off at the Solana Beach station and look for the free double-decker buses.  The free shuttle runs about every 15 minutes see below for more details:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, *Saturday, Sunday:

  • Shuttle service begins from the Solana Station at 9:31am to meet Train #564, and continues to meet incoming Trains/Coasters until 4:35pm
  • Service returning to the Solana Station from the racetrack departs promptly 15 minutes after each race. (Please note, the races do not always run on time, therefore you must adjust you departure from the races to make your Train/Coaster schedule).
  • Last shuttle leaves the racetrack 45 minutes after the end of the last race. On the Saturdays that the Racetrack hosts a concert, shuttle service ends at 10 p.m.

Friday:

  • Shuttle service begins from the Solana Station at 11:49am to meet Train #768, and continues to meet incoming Trains/Coasters until 7:00pm.
  • Service returning to the Solana Station from the racetrack departs promptly 15 minutes after each race. (Please note, the races do not always run on time, therefore you must adjust you departure from the races to make your Train/Coaster schedule).
  • Last shuttle leaves the racetrack at 10pm.

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