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Cool down at the beach by taking So-Cal’s hottest transportation option, Metrolink.

General Overview


Cool down at the beach by taking So-Cal’s hottest transportation option, Metrolink. Don’t worry about traffic! Leave your car and worries behind by taking Metrolink’s Orange County or Inland Empire-Orange County lines to the coast. Just exit at the San Clemente Pier Metrolink Station and the Oceanside Metrolink Station to enjoy two of California’s finest beaches. You can also take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station and transfer onto the Red/Purple Lines and the new Expo Line to the Santa Monica beaches. 

Santa Monica photo by Fritz Crittle

 

How to Purchase Tickets


Metrolink train tickets can be purchased via the Metrolink App. Tickets purchased will allow for a free transfer to Metro Rail by scanning the mobile ticket at the gates. 

Use Metrolink's $10 Weekend Day Pass on either Saturday or Sunday for unlimited rides systemwide!

Metrolink's Weekend Day Pass allows for unlimited transfers on the Metro light rail and subways.

 

Tips


  • If you want to stay later, check Amtrak for additional service. You will have to buy an additional ticket to board Amtrak. 
  • Metrolink’s Rail 2 Rail® program allows Metrolink Monthly Pass holders along the Orange County corridor to travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains within the station pairs of their pass at no additional charge, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bikes are allowed on ALL Metrolink train cars.
  • Use your Metrolink ticket to transfer for free onto any of Metro's subways or light rail.

 

Directions & Schedules


 

San Clemente

  • Take Metrolink Orange County/IEOC Lines to San Clemente Pier Metrolink Station
  • Exit at San Clemente Pier Metrolink Station
  • Head northwest on Avenida Victoria
  • Go down steps
  • Walk underneath overpass
  • Arrive at beach

Oceanside North Strand

  • Take Metrolink Orange County/IEOC Lines to Oceanside Metrolink Station
  • Exit at Oceanside Metrolink Station
  • Head west onto Tyson St.
  • Arrive at the beach

Santa Monica (starting May 20, 2016)

  • Take any six of seven Metrolink trains to L.A. Union Station
  • Transfer onto the Metro Red or Purple Line heading toward North Hollywood or Wilshire/Western
  • Exit at 7th Street/Metro Center Station and walk upstairs to the Expo Line platform
  • Take the Metro Expo Line towards Santa Monica
  • Exit at the Downtown Santa Monica Station
  • Walk four blocks down Colorado Ave. toward the beach

 

Details

Location

San Clemente Pier Metrolink Station
615 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672

Oceanside Metrolink Station
235 S Tremont St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Downtown Santa Monica Metro Station
402 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Price of Entry

Metrolink Fare