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Mass Transit Options

Don't have a car, or simply not interested in fighting traffic? Two great mass transit options are available that can help you get to CSU San Marcos with ease: the BREEZE and the SPRINTER.

BREEZE Information

The BREEZE is North San Diego County's bus system. With numerous routes to and from neighborhoods and destinations around North San Diego County, the BREEZE is a great way to commute to and from CSU San Marcos.

For complete information including routes and fares, visit the North County Transit District's BREEZE Website.

SPRINTER Information

The SPRINTER is an exciting option for commuting to and from CSU San Marcos. This modern light-rail system runs from Escondido to Oceanside with a stop on-campus at CSUSM. 

For complete information including route information and fares, visit the North County Transit District's SPRINTER Website.

Interesting Facts

  • CSU San Marcos students can purchase a monthly transit pass that allows unlimited ridership on both the BREEZE and the SPRINTER. The Compass Card is subsidized by Parking and Commuter Services and is available only through the Parking and Commuter Services office! A valid CSUSM ID and enrollment eligibility is required. Learn more by contacting Parking & Commuter Services.
  • The BREEZE and SPRINTER can transport you to and from more destinations than you might expect. For those of you from Orange County, the BREEZE makes stops in San Clemente. In addition, one of the SPRINTER's destinations is the Oceanside Transit Center, which also offers service on the COASTER (San Diego), the Metrolink (Los Angeles and Orange County), and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (South to San Diego and North to San Luis Obispo). From the Escondido Transit Center, buses are available going north to Riverside County and south to San Diego. Separate passes need to be purchased to transfer to Orange County, Riverside County, or San Diego. These mass transit options make getting to and from CSU San Marcos easier than ever.