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 60 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 updated their website with information about Comic-Con 2015; 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. Once again, MTS is offering special rates on day and multi-day passes for travel to and from Comic-Con. Check their website for details.
Getting to Comic-Con is just a quick Trolley ride from Mission Valley, Old Town, Qualcomm Stadium, and park-and-ride facilities all over the map.
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).
Amtrak offers train service to and from San Diego to various destinations around the country, but please note: If you’re traveling from Los Angeles to San Diego on July 8 through July 12, you will more than likely need to make a reservation. Amtrak stops in downtown San Diego at the Santa Fe Depot on Broadway and Pacific Highway, just a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley.