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
Please click here for our Shuttle Bus information, including a schedule and map. The Comic-Con Shuttle service goes to 57 locations in the downtown, Mission Valley, and airport areas, 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 has a special website page dedicated to Comic-Con 2016; click here to visit their website. You can also use their online Trip Planner tool to plan your trip to Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center.
Getting to Comic-Con is just a quick Trolley ride from Mission Valley, Old Town, Qualcomm Stadium, and park-and-ride facilities throughout San Diego.
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 Depot in downtown San Diego on Broadway, a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley (see above).
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers train service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Extra trains and capacity have been added between July 21 and July 24 in anticipation of the surge of travelers headed to Comic-Con. 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 café car.