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San Diego offers many modes of public transportation providing travelers with economical and eco-friendly options to explore the region.

Buses

Another economical way to navigate through San Diego is by bus. There are plenty of lines and routes that are serviced throughout San Diego. Be sure to check timetables and schedules, and plan your routes in advance.

For bus schedules and information, visit Metropolitan Transit System.
For bus schedules and information for San Diego's North County, visit Breeze.

Big Bay Shuttle

Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, for only $3, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for a eight-stop ride along San Diego’s bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The $3 ticket price allows riders on and off privileges for the entire day. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For a map and more information, see San Diego's Summer Shuttle along the Embarcadero.

Pedicabs & Carriages

Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are popular forms of transportation along downtown’s waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter. There are tours available as well, providing a unique way to explore San Diego’s downtown communities.

San Diego Trolley

If you’re staying in and around downtown San Diego, the iconic bright red trolley will take you in and around the city. The San Diego Trolley provides convenient services from key locations downtown, including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to various locations like Old Town and Mission Valley.

Find more information about the San Diego Trolley here.

Trains

The train is a relaxing and convenient way to get beyond San Diego, to Los Angeles, with connections to Santa Barbara and the northern Pacific Coast. 

Find more information on trains running in San Diego county here.

Browse the articles and listings below to learn more about public options for getting to and around San Diego during your next trip.

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San Diego, CA 92108
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San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego, CA 92129-3007
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San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego, CA 92113
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San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego, CA 92101
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