Passes and Tickets
If you need a:
Buy it here:
|COASTER Regular Monthly Pass||NCTD Customer Service, COASTER station ticket machines (select "Compass Card"), by phone (dial 511), Albertsons, MTS Transit Store or eStore|
|COASTER Discounted Senior/Disabled/Medicare Monthly Pass||First time: NCTD Customer Service, or Albertsons (must show I.D.), then station ticket machines, by phone (dial 511) or eStore|
|COASTER one-way or round trip tickets||COASTER station ticket vending machines or online (round trip only)|
|RegionPlus Day Pass||NCTD customer service center, Albertsons, MTS transit store, bus fare box, and SPRINTER or COASTER ticket vending machines. Select "Compass Card."|
|SPRINTER/BREEZE Regular Monthly Pass||NCTD Customer Service, SPRINTER station ticket vending machines (select "Compass Card"), Albertsons, by phone (dial 511) or eStore|
|SPRINTER/BREEZE Discounted Senior/Disabled/Medicare Monthly Pass||First time: NCTD Customer Service (must show I.D.), then station ticket machines, Albertsons, MTS transit Store, or by phone (call 511), say, "compass."|
|BREEZE bus single ride||On board BREEZE buses using the fare box. (No ticket issued).|
|BREEZE Day Pass||SPRINTER ticket vending machines, or bus fare box.|
|LIFT ten trip booklets||NCTD Customer Service (single ride fares are sold on LIFT vehicles), Call (760)966-6500.|
|Discounted College Monthly Passes||Purchase through your college. Check your local college for a list of discounts.(Buy early- Limited supply Available after 25th of each month.)|
More About Your Options
Bus Fare Boxes
BREEZE bus single ride and Day Passes are sold on the bus. Simply use the bus fare box to pay with cash when you board the bus. Bus fare boxes only sell single rides, Day Passes, and Region Plus Day Passes which includes COASTER. (both regular and senior/disabled/medicare)
Ticket Vending Machines
COASTER and SPRINTER single train tickets are sold exclusively at station ticket vending machines (TVMs). You cannot purchase one-way, single trip, round trip tickets or Day Passes on board trains. You must purchase your ticket on the day of travel from a station TVM.
Monthly passes, LIFT tickets and discounted monthly passes (must show I.D.) are sold from NCTD customer service locations at the Oceanside, Vista and Escondido Transit Centers.
If you’re eligible for a discounted college monthly pass or free bus sticker (UCSD only), you must receive the pass from your campus. NCTD does not sell these passes at customer service locations.
Purchase monthly passes online using the Compass Card!
Dial "511" toll free and say "Compass Card" to reach the Compass Card customer service center to purchase or reload your monthly pass over the phone.
Downtown Transit Store
One conveniently located store in downtown San Diego has everything you need for NCTD fares, Metropolitan Transit System bus and trolley riding, including:
- Monthly passes for SDMTS buses, trolleys, and the COASTER
- DayTripper Tickets
- SDMTS Bus & San Diego Trolley Tokens
- Brochures and other information
- Special transit collectibles
The Transit Store is within walking distance of the downtown San Diego Santa Fe Depot COASTER station, located at 102 Broadway (corner of First Avenue). Phone number is (619) 234-1060. The Transit Store accepts cash, credit cards, checks, Traveler Checks, and Commuter Check Voucher. The Transit Store is open weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. It is closed on weekends and holidays.