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San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station
26701 Verdugo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Visiting Orange County’s birthplace just got a lot easier. Ditch your car and jump aboard a Metrolink train to historic San Juan Capistrano!

Visiting Orange County’s birthplace just got a lot easier. Ditch your car and jump aboard a Metrolink train to historic San Juan Capistrano!

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Visiting Orange County’s birthplace just got a lot easier!  Ditch your car and jump aboard Metrolink to historic San Juan Capistrano!  Metrolink offers the best and most convenient way to get to San Juan Capistrano.  Hop on board the Orange County or Inland Empire-Orange County lines to San Juan Capistrano today to enjoy everything Orange County’s birthplace has to offer!

Attractions

Mission San Juan Capistrano
http://www.missionsjc.com/
26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 234-1300

The Mission was established in 1776, and is considered to be the birthplace of Orange County.  Mission San Juan Capistrano offers a very unique visitor experience, from self-guided audio tours to hands on exhibits where visitors can make adobe-bricks.

Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot
http://www.capistranodepot.com/
26701 Verdugo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 493-9593

Known for its relaxing courtyard patio dining, Sarducci’s lets you take in the beauty of Old San Juan as you sit near a soothing fountain under a century-old pepper tree and enjoy your favorite beverage, appetizer or creative selection from their varied menu.

Los Rios Historic District
http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/index.aspx?page=434

The Los Rios Historic District lines both sides of Los Rios Street between Del Obispo and Mission Streets.  The Los Rios District is home to one of the oldest continuing neighborhoods in Orange County, and has adobe homes that were built in 1794.

Zoomars Petting Zoo
http://www.zoomars.com/
31791 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 831-6550

Zoomars is a one of a kind petting zoo and has welcomed more than three million visitors in the past 30 years.  There are animals of all types to pet and enjoy such as, potbellied pigs, sheep, llamas and cows.  You can feed donkeys and watch the emu.  Once you get your fill of fun with some furry friends, ride the mini-train, take a pony ride, or mine for gold at Miner’s Gulch.

How To Purchase Tickets

Metrolink train tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) at any Metrolink train station. More info: http://metrolinktrains.com/ticketspricing/

Use Metrolink's $10 Weekend Day Pass on either Saturday or Sunday for unlimited rides systemwide!

Tips
  • Bikes are allowed on ALL Metrolink train cars.
  • Each train car is designated to hold three bikes.  The special Bike Cars are designed to hold 18 bikes on the lower level.
  • If you want to stay later, check Amtrak for additional service.  You will have to buy an additional ticket to board Amtrak.
  • Metrolink’s Rail 2 Rail® program allows Metrolink Monthly Pass holders along the Orange County corridor to travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains within the station pairs of their pass at no additional charge, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Remember: If riding Amtrak, Metrolink Monthly Pass holders will not be allowed to board a bike without purchasing an Amtrak ticket and reserving the bike slot space in advance.
Directions & Schedules
  • Take Metrolink Orange County or IEOC lines to San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station
  • Head east on Verdugo St. toward Camino Capistrano
  • Arrive in Historic San Juan Capistrano
Share Your Experience
  • How far is it from the Depot where you are dropped off to the actual Mission? I have an elderly father I'd like to bring but I need to know the walking distance? Thanks
    Saturday August 29, 2015 9:32 am
  • Hello, the mission is about 0.3 miles from the station. - Metrolink
    Friday September 11, 2015 3:06 pm

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