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San Diego Transportation

Welcome to the Must See San Diego transportation guide. We hope to make your trip more enjoyable by helping you to get around while you are in San Diego area. Our guide offers information on buses, commuter trains, other rail service, water ferry and taxis.

Both trains and buses leave you in the heart of downtown San Diego: Greyhound at Broadway and First Avenue is more central than Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot, at the west end of Broadway. San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field Airport) is only two miles out, on bus #2 ($1.50).

The International Visitors Information Center is downtown at 11 Horton Plaza, F Street at First Avenue (Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; tel 619/236-1212, ). The poste restante, or general delivery, post office is at 2535 Midway Drive, between downtown and Mission Beach (Mon 7am-5pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm; tel 1-800/275-8777; zip code 92138).


Metropolitan Transit System
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System operates a substantial bus service. Check the website for routes and fares.

Breeze buses carry passengers in the north San Diego County region from Oceanside to Del Mar, northeast to Escondido, east to Ramona; north to Fallbrook and to San Clemente in Orange County - including service for Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.


Coronado Ferry
1050 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101The ferry departs the Broadway Pier daily for Coronado, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and crossings continue every hour on the hour until 9:00 p.m. Departures from Coronado begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue every hour on the half hour until 9:30 p.m

Water Taxi

San Diego Bay Water Taxi
1050 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego Water Taxi offers on-call transportation service along San Diego Bay. Enjoy the scenery & beautiful skyline on the way to your favorite hotel, waterfront shopping center, or restaurant. The water taxi operates daily from 3pm until 10pm, serving Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, Coronado.

Commuter Train

Coaster is a commuter train servicing North County, including San Diego (Santa Fe Depot), Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Carlsbad Village and Oceanside Transit Center.

Light Rail

Sprinter is a commuter rail servicing the Highway 78 corridor, including Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido, with 15 stops along the way.

San Diego Trolley
The San Diego Trolley is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. Often called San Diego's "moving landmark", the Trolley is also a fun way to get around, whether commuting to work, traveling to the International Border, or heading to Centre City's shopping, restaurants, harbor and historic attractions.

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