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Getting Around San Diego

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates 94 fixed bus routes in the San Diego area with a fleet of 797 buses. Fixed route bus service include local, urban, express, premium express and rural routes.

MTS buses operates within the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, National City, Lemon Grove, Poway and Santee, as well as the County of San Diego. MTS bus routes connect with North County Transit District (NCTD) bus and rail routes as well as the San Diego Trolley.

Riding the San Diego MTS Bus

Cash one-way fares allow a single ride on one Trolley line or one bus route (no transfers).
One-way fares on PRONTO include unlimited transfers for two hours.
Senior/Disabled/Medicare/Youth fares require valid identification.
Up to two children age 5 and under may ride free with a paying passenger on all MTS and NCTD routes.
Exact fare is required on buses. Driver cannot make change.

MTS Bus Fares:
All fixed-route buses accept PRONTO Cards, cash and tokens. MTS Access vehicles accept cash and paper tickets. Most buses have fareboxes and a PRONTO Card reader that validates pass products and can load a 1-Day Pass onto a PRONTO Card.

San Diego Bus Fare
Adult
Reduced Fare
MTS Trolley
$2.50
$1.25
MTS Bus
$2.50
$1.25
MTS Rapid
$2.50
$1.25
MTS Rapid Express/Premium
(Routes 280, 290)
$5
$2.50
Special Services
MTS Rural (Routes 888, 891, 892, 894)
$8
$4
MTS Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection (Routes 972, 973, 978, 979)
Free
Free
MTS Access (ADA Paratransit)
$5.00
Fare Promotions
Family Weekends: On Saturdays and Sundays, up to two children (age 12 and under) may ride free with a fare-paying adult (age 18 or older) on all MTS routes.
Holiday Friends Ride Free: On New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, a friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes.
Youth 18 and Under Ride Free: All riders 18 & under will be able to ride MTS and North County Transit District (NCTD) services for FREE with a Youth PRONTO app account, or a Youth PRONTO card.

San Diego Bus Pass Prices
Passes
Standard Prices
Premium Price
Adult 1-Day Pass
$6
$12
Reduced Fare 1-Day Pass
$3
$6
Regional Adult Month Pass
$72
$100
Regional Reduced Fare Month Pass
$23
$32
COASTER Adult Month Pass
1 zone: $140
2 zones: $161
3 zones: $182
COASTER Reduced Fare Month Pass
$58
-
COASTER Adult 1-Day Pass
$15
-
COASTER Reduced Fare 1-Day Pass
$7.50
-

Standard Regional Pass includes: SPRINTER, BREEZE, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid
Premium Regional Pass includes: SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural
COASTER Regional Pass includes: COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural

San Diego Bus
San Diego Bus
San Diego Bus
Download PRONTO Mobile App for iPhone or Android
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Taking the Bus to/from the San Diego International Airport

From downtown San Diego going to San Diego Airport is as easy as boarding MTS Route 992, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2, and operates between 5:00 a.m. and midnight, every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

Points of interest
Bus / Trolley Route
Balboa Park: (San Diego Zoo)
Rapid 215, Routes 3, 7 and 120
La Mesa:
Orange Line Trolley, Routes 1 and 7
Living Coast Discovery Center:
UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley to E Street, then catch the Discovery Center shuttle.
SDSU
Green Line Trolley
Lindbergh Field (San Diego Airport)
Route 992 from Santa Fe Depot.
Petco Park:
Green, Orange and Blue Trolley, Rapid 215 and 235, as well as special Route 901 service
Qualcomm Stadium, Jack Murphy Field
Green Line Trolley
Old Town
Green Line Trolley
Coronado
MTS Bus 901 and MTS Bus 904
Seaworld/Mission Beach
Route 8/9
Mission and Pacific Beach
Routes 8/9
La Jolla
Route 30
Coronado and Silver Strand
Routes 901/904

MTS Free Rides
Family Weekends: On Saturdays and Sundays up to two children (age 12 and under) may ride FREE on all MTS Buses and Trolley routes with a fare-paying adult (age 18 or older).
Holiday Friends Ride Free: On New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, a friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes.

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