Turn your Kiesel Connect visit into a San Diego trip!

Explore San Diego
Explore San Diego

San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants.

Explore Escondido
Explore Escondido

Looking for places to visit in San Diego? Don't miss Escondido! Just a 25 minute drive from the coast, Escondido is home to the award winning Children's Discovery Museum, a historic downtown filled with restaurants and craft breweries, visit beautiful vineyards and more!

Traveling from NAMM (Anaheim, CA)

By Train
Kiesel Connect Train Information
Here are our recommended travel times and schedule. Please read the entire document before booking your train.
Getting Here From Anaheim
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The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs throughout the day every hour. We recommended the rides that leave at 6:49 AM or 7:49 AM PDT.
Arrive at the Oceanside Transit Center.
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Oceanside to Escondido (Nordahl Road Station)
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner arrives roughly 30 minutes before the NCTD Sprinter departs. The two trains meet at the same stop, the Oceanside Transit Center. The NCTD Sprinter tickets are only available for purchase at the Oceanside Transit Center. The train will not sell out.
Get off at the Nordahl Road Station
From the Nordahl Road Station take a ride share. The drive is roughly 7 minutes.
Getting Back
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Escondido (Nordahl Road Station) to Oceanside
We recommended the 5:36 PM or 6:36 PM depature time from Escondido
Oceanside to Anaheim
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We recommended the 7:57 PM departure time from Oceanside to Anaheim
Important Notes
  • The transfer between the first train, the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, and the second train, the North Country Train District Sprinter, is at the same station in Oceanside
  • You can book your Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets ahead of time on their website
  • Tickets for the second train, the Sprinter, can only be purchased at the Oceanside and Nordahl Road / Escondido stations
    • There is a two-hour maximum of when these tickets are valid, so wait to purchase your departing ticket until you are at the station to leave
  • The overall ride is about 2.5 hours
  • The overall cost should be around $45, though that is subject to change
  • The Pacific Surfliner is run by Amtrak, and the Sprinter is run by North Country Transit District, two separate companies
Quick Notes for Travel Day
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1. Arrive at Anaheim Train Station
(Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, 2626 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806-5903)
2. Board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
3. Arrive at the Oceanside Transit Center
4. Purchase a North Country Transit District (NCTD) Sprinter ticket to go East towards Escondido
5. Get off at Nordahl Road Station
6. Take a ride share to Kiesel Guitars
1. Take a ride share to Nordahl Road Station
2. Purchase a ticket to go West for the NCTD Sprinter
3. Arrive at the Oceanside Transit Center
4. Board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
5. Arrive at the Anaheim Train Station
By Car
The Kiesel Guitars factory is located ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes south of the Anaheim Convention Center.
By Rideshare
Book a ride with your friends for a quick and lower-cost drive. If you want to connect with others, please visit our official Facebook Group, or Discord and find some others to travel with.