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North County Coast

Getting there & around

From the south, take N Torrey Pines Rd to Del Mar for the most scenic approach to North County. Continue along the coast on S21 (which changes its name from Camino del Mar to Pacific Coast Hwy to Old Hwy 101, going north). The I-5 is quicker and continues to LA. If possible, avoid driving during rush hour (7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday).

Bus 101 departs from University Towne Centre near La Jolla and follows the coastal road to Oceanside, while bus 310 operates an express service up I-5; for information call the North County Transit District (NCTD; 760-966-6500; www.gonctd.com). The NCTD also operates the Coaster commuter train, which originates in San Diego, and makes stops in Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. All NCTD buses and trains have bike racks. Greyhound buses stop at Oceanside and San Diego, but nowhere in between.

North County Coast