Public Transportation In San Diego
If you are visiting San Diego and don’t have a car, there is no need to worry. There are actually a number of ways to get around San Diego through the public transportation system. Here is a breakdown of the different options you have to travel around the city.
If you are staying in or around San Diego, than the bright red San Diego trolley is just the thing for you. These iconic trolleys will conveniently take you in and out of the city with ease. They also stop at key locations throughout downtown such as the San Diego Convention Center, the Santa Fe Depot, Old Town and Mission Valley. The fare to hop on the trolley is affordable for a one way ride and on average, the trolley runs every 15 minutes and every 7 minutes during peak hours.
If you are around San Diego between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, then the Big Bay Shuttle is definitely something you should take advantage of. The Big Bay shuttle offers eight stops along the bayfront stopping at beaches from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, which is near the San Diego Convention Center. For a low price, you can hop on and off the shuttle all day. Sunday-Thursday the shuttle runs from 10am-8pm and on Friday and Saturday, the shuttle runs from 10am – 10pm.
If you need to travel to other destinations outside of San Diego, the train is a perfect way to do just that. The train is both a convenient and relaxing way to travel to areas beyond San Diego such as Los Angeles. There are also connections that can get you to Santa Barbara and all the way to the northern Pacific Coast.
Exploring the city is right at your fingertips with public transportation in San Diego!