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Getting Around San Diego

With its sunshine and near-perfect climate, San Diego is a vacationer's paradise. Given the abundant San Diego attractions, beaches and boundless recreational activities, its no wonder the city is naturally a family vacation destination.

Unlike most big-city airports, San Diego International Airport (SAN) also know as Lindbergh Field is conveniently located close to the downtown area and to most of the major tourist attractions. Most of the popular San Diego attractions are clustered along a five mile wide strip near the ocean which is about 5 miles from downtown.

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System consists of the San Diego Trolley, the San Diego Coast Express Rail also called Coaster, and a network of buses. MTS operates 95 bus routes and three Trolley lines on 53 miles of double-tracked railway.

Getting Around San Diego

San Diego Area Transit - Below is a list of options available to you while you are in San Diego

San Diego City Bus
San Diego Bus

Easily navigate San Diego aboard one of the 95 fixed bus routes with bus service that includes local, urban, express, premium express and rural routes.

San Diego Trolley
San Diego Trolley

San Diego Trolley is a Light rail service with four lines (the Blue, Orange, Green and Silver Lines) with a total of 53 stations and 54.3 miles of rail.

San Diego Taxi
San Diego Taxi

Many taxicab companies provide service throughout the city and to and from San Diego International Airport. Use this list to find a taxicab company.

San Diego International Airport
San Diego International Airport

Located only three miles northwest of downtown San Diego, on arrival at San Diego International Airport, the first thing you will notice is how close you are to many popular areas and attractions, such as Downtown, the San Diego Convention Center, SDSU, Old Town, and the Mexican border.

COASTER Commuter Rail Service
COASTER Commuter Rail Service

Amtrak Intercity and COASTER commuter trains link communities and travelers from as far away as Los Angeles and Orange Counties to downtown San Diego and coastal North County and, includes stops in Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. visit www.gonctd.com

PRONTO - San Diego Reloadable Fare Card
PRONTO Card

PRONTO Card is your ticket to ride on the San Diego Metro Transit System. Riders can use the PRONTO app or a PRONTO card to ride MTS buses and Trolleys. Simply Tap this smart card to board all buses and Trolleys in San Diego. For the mobile app, use one of the purple validators on the platform to scan your app.

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San Diego Convention Center
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