In addition to the free Comic-Con Shuttle buses, you have a number of options in getting to downtown San Diego that don’t involve driving your own vehicle and parking. We recommend you take public transportation, as the downtown streets fill up with traffic and it’s difficult to navigate and find parking.
Comic-Con’s FREE Shuttle Bus
The Comic-Con Shuttle serviced over 60 locations in the downtown, Mission Valley, and airport areas in 2013, including most of our official hotels.
MTS Trolley Service
San Diego is home to a great trolley service and best of all, it stops right at the Convention Center, in two different spots: Across from Hall A (Convention Center Station at Harbor Drive and First Ave.), and near Hall D (Gaslamp Station at Harbor Drive and Fifth Ave.).
MTS offers several free “Park and Ride” lots throughout their Trolley system, including Qualcomm Stadium (served by the Green Line), which offers thousands of free parking spaces adjacent to the Trolley Station, and Hazard Center. We strongly urge you to utilize this service and leave behind your car and the hassles of parking and navigating downtown.
Coaster Commuter Train
The COASTER commuter train runs north-south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. More than 20 trains run on weekdays, with additional service on the weekends. It takes about an hour to travel the entire COASTER route. The COASTER stops at the Santa Fe Train Station in downtown San Diego on Broadway, a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley (see above).
Amtrak California stops in downtown San Diego at the Santa Fe Depot on Broadway, a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley (see above).