14 | sandiego.org Fall 2014 / Winter 2015
Transportation in San Diego
FROM THE AIRPORT
GETTING AROUND TOWN
The San Diego International
Airport is a 10-minute ride from
downtown. Take a cab for about $15
or hop on the San Diego Municipal
Transit System’s “Airport Flyer”
(Route 992) for $2.25 (children
ages five and under ride free).
The San Diego Trolley light rail system
has routes to various points of inter-
est around San Diego County, including
Fashion Valley Mall, Qualcomm Stadium,
downtown and the U.S./Mexico border. It
operates seven days a week from 5 a.m. to
midnight and runs every 15 minutes.
MTS (San Diego Metropolitan Transit
Pedicabs are available daily along
most downtown streets, particularly
in the Gaslamp Quarter and along the
San Diego recently welcomed DecoBike, the bike-sharing
program with approximately 180 stations around town.
Riders can pick up or drop off a bike 24/7.
to see the full
the San Diego
The 15-minute ferry to Coronado
departs from two locations: Broadway
Pier and behind the Convention Center.
Tickets are $4.25 each way.
Car2Go operates a fleet of blue-and-white
Smart Cars that you can rent by the
minute, the hour or the day. A one-time
membership fee of $35 is required; after that, the
cost is just 38 cents plus tax per minute. (Plus,
street parking is free, even at a city meter.)
Old Town Trolley Tours offers a guided tour
with on-and-off privileges through Balboa
Park, downtown and Coronado. The entertaining
trolley drivers are brimming with historical facts
and trivia. Group reservations are also available.
GoCar Tours, San Diego’s fleet of three-
wheeled mini-cars, is based in Little Italy. Enjoy a
GPS-guided audio tour highlighting 100 San Diego sites.
Balboa Park has a free tram that provides access to the park’s
museums and attractions. Park in the Inspiration Point lot
and board at Tram Central.
Another Side of San Diego Tours and Wheel Fun Rentals
offer Segway tours. You’ll see major landmarks and
points of interest while having way more fun than you ever
would on foot.
Head up to Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad or
Oceanside on the Coaster from downtown, or travel
east to west in North County on the Sprinter.
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner makes it easy to arrange a
two-destination vacation. The train runs down the
California coast, serving key locations like Santa Barbara,
Los Angeles and Anaheim, and makes two stops in San Diego.
Need a private car or limousine?
Men in Black Transportation will
deliver you to your destination in style,
whether it’s a trip to the airport or wine
tasting in Temecula.