Free shuttle offered for races

The Coaster train operates its regular schedule Monday through Saturday during this year’s race season, which runs July 22 to Sept. 9 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Anyone riding the Coaster or Sprinter to the races can pick up a free Del Mar Thoroughbred Club double-decker bus from the Solana Beach train station to the fairgrounds.

Anyone staying at the races to watch the Friday evening concerts can catch the Coaster home. From Solana Beach, southbound trains depart Fridays at 6:53 and 9:38 p.m. and northbound trains leave at 8:37 and 11:21 p.m.

Train schedules sometimes change due to Padres game services. For trip planning and schedules, call toll free 5-1-1 or visit

  1. For details about the racing season, visit