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Getting Around Town
FROM THE AIRPORT
GETTING AROUND TOWN
The San Diego International
Airport is a 10-minute ride
from downtown. Take a cab for
about $18 or hop on the San Diego
Municipal Transit System’s “Airport
Flyer” (Route 992) for $2.25 (children
ages 5 and under ride free).
The San Diego Trolley light rail
system stops at 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.
town on a
city’s only bike-share program.
The 15-minute ferry to Coronado
departs from two locations: Broadway
Pier and behind the Convention Center.
Tickets are $4.25 each way. Children ages
3 and under are free.
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 41 cents plus tax per minute.
(Plus, street parking is free, even at a city meter.)
Ride back in time on a restored 1946 San Diego Vintage Trolley
Car that loops downtown with stops at Santa Fe Depot, Seaport
Village, the Gaslamp and more.
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,
Balboa Park has a free tram that provides access to the park’s
museums and attractions. Park in the Inspiration Point lot
and wait at Tram Central.
Another Side of San Diego Tours and Wheel Fun Rentals
both 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.
A private car can deliver you to your
destination anywhere in town with
Uber or the more affordable UberX.
Using their app, you can request a car
and pay via your mobile phone.