The Trolley Is a Great Way to Travel San Diego City & County For Getting from A to Z
San Diego, CA
- Type: Transportation
- Price Range: ($1.25-$5)
- Parking: Street
- Good for Groups: Yes
- Good for Kids: Yes
- Credit Cards: Accepted
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Board the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Trolley at American Plaza (Kettner Boulevard and C Street), downtown San Diego or at stations throughout the region. The fire-engine-red electric trolleys operate along three routes that originate in downtown.
The Blue Line runs from Old Town and downtown to the Mexican border.
The Green Line operates through Mission Valley from Old Town to La Mesa, El Cajon and Santee with stations at Fashion Valley, Hazard Center, Qualcomm Stadium, Alvarado Medical Center and San Diego State University (SDSU).
The Orange Line from El Cajon also serves stations along Harbor Drive at Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter and PETCO Park. All lines operate every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to late evening.
Day passes are good for unlimited rides on most MTS bus and Trolley routes (except Premium Express, Rural, Access, and special services) as well as NCTD BREEZE and SPRINTER. Day passes are good for the day or dates designated on the pass. One-day passes may be purchased from ticket vending machines, The Transit Store, or on the bus. Multi-day passes may be purchased from ticket vending machines or The Transit Store.
Regional Day Passes are $5 and available from ticket vending machines and bus operators . They are good for unlimited rides on most MTS bus and Trolley routes (except Premium Express, Rural, Access, and special services) as well as NCTD BREEZE and SPRINTER. The RegionPlus Day Pass is $12 and good for all services listed above as well as Premium bus service and the COASTER. To purchase a RegionPlus Day Pass on a regular service (non-Premium service) bus, you must tell the driver before you pay your fare that you want the $14 RegionPlus Day Pass.
Exact fare is required. Bus drivers cannot make change. No upgrades or free transfers to or from the Trolley or other buses are allowed. On the Trolley, some ticket vending machines require exact change, some accept $1 or $5 bills and some accept credit/debit cards. Susan B. Anthony coins are also accepted.
Call or visit their Web site for details and operation times. One-way fare for adults is $2.50 depending on the distance traveled; senior citizens and disabled persons pay ($1.25) for any distance; children five and under ride free with paying adult.