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 strongly recommend using public transportation, as the downtown streets fill up with traffic and it can be difficult to navigate and find parking.

Comic-Con’s FREE Shuttle Bus

Please click here for our Shuttle Bus information, including a schedule and map. Please note: There is no shuttle service from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM each day. The shuttles that go to PetCo Park will NOT move to the Convention Center driveway at night.

Harbor Drive Restrictions During Comic-Con

Please click here for important information about the Harbor Drive restrictions during Comic-Con 2022, plus other traffic flow and road closure information.


MTS Trolley Map

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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.)

  • Near Hall D (Gaslamp Station at Harbor Drive and Fifth Ave.)

Use their online Trip Planner tool to plan your trip to Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center, and purchase commemorative passes. Download a PDF of it all here!

Getting to Comic-Con is just a quick Trolley ride from Mission Valley, Old Town, and park-and-ride facilities all over the map.


How to Ride the Trolley

Plan Your Route Know where you’re going and familiarize yourself before your journey!

Find Your Trolley Stop Plan to arrive at your stop with plenty of time to spare. Crowds can get dense during the week of Comic-Con. 

Purchase a Pass Use the PRONTO app or buy a physical ticket at the vending machines located at every trolley stop. 

Riding the Trolley Be prepared to show fare inspectors your ticket (on the app or physical ticket slip) either on the platform or while on board. 

Hold On No matter where you’re sitting or standing, make sure to hold onto available handholds and railing.

Off Board with Care Make sure you have all your belongings with you before deboarding the trolley. 

Etiquette Tips Always let people off before you board, and keep senior and disabled spaces clear for those who require them.


Coaster Commuter Train

The COASTER commuter train runs north-south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. COASTER service provides thirty (30) daily trips Monday through Friday with an additional two (2) on Fridays, and twenty (20) daily Saturday and Sunday trips year-round. It takes about an hour to travel the entire COASTER route. The COASTER stops at the Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego on Broadway, a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley (see above).

Click here to visit the COASTER website for ticket and travel information.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers train service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Book your ticket ahead of time and consider upgrading to Business Class for a guaranteed seat. The train stops in downtown San Diego at the Santa Fe Depot on Broadway and Pacific Highway, a short walk or a few trolley stops to the Convention Center. Discounted trolley passes can be purchased onboard the Pacific Surfliner in the onboard market-style Café.

Click here for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner reservations.

Cruising on Two Wheels?

Whether you’re riding across San Diego by bike or scooter, there are many places you will be able to properly park and store your wheels. With shared mobility options scattered across San Diego, you’ll never have to worry about surged gas or ride-sharing prices. Check out the links below for detailed scooter, bike, and shared mobility device information.