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