San Marcos is at the hub of North San Diego County, conveniently situated midway between the coast and the mountains.
Highway 78, North County’s major east-west corridor, runs directly through the city and connects I-15 and I-5. Several well-established bus routes of the North County Transit System “BREEZE” bus system, service the San Marcos area. Special Bus routes can even take riders to such popular venues as the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack, and San Diego Padres and Chargers games.
San Marcos businesses directly benefit from California’s ability to send products to the rapidly expanding economies of the Pacific Rim Basin. Comprehensive rail, airfreight and ocean systems ensure swift, low-cost and efficient access to the marketplace, whether local, state, national or international.
The Sprinter line connects the 78 between Escondido and Oceanside. The line, carrying 12,000 passengers a day relieves congestion, particularly on Highway 78, improves air quality and increases mobility for North County residents. For schedules, rates and more information, please click here.
Excellent location, combined with easy access to major freeways, railways and commuter rail transit make San Marcos one of the most desirable North County cities in which to conduct business, raise a family and retire.
San Marcos is conveniently located between several airports:
San Marcos to Palomar Airport (Carlsbad)
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 10 minutes
San Marcos to San Diego International Airport
Distance: 35 miles
Time: 40 minutes
San Marcos to Los Angeles International Airport
Distance: 94 miles
Time: 1 hr 45 minutes
San Marcos to Orange County, John Wayne Airport
Distance: 60 miles
Time: 1 hr
San Marcos to Ontario International Airport
Distance: 90 miles
Time: 1 hr 20 minutes
North County Transit District
Toll Free Route Information
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Call 5-1-1 from a cell phone or http://www.511sd.com for real time traffic.
TTY for the hearing impaired
Internet access to all transit in San Diego County sdcommute.com
Coaster (Commuter Train) Schedule
California Highway Patrol (Oceanside Office)
San Diego County Sheriff
Transportation is available to and from the San Marcos Senior Center.
Call (760) 744-5535 for more information.