San Diego Public Transportation
Getting around in the San Diego area. Commuting for residents and public transportation for tourists to see San Diego Attractions is convenient. Enjoy the sights of San Diego while you get to where you are going. By train, bus or trolley, most of the city of San Diego and the North San Diego County communities are covered. We've summarized public transportation in and around San Diego CA below. Click each mode of transportation for more information and maps. Schedules and routes are subject to change, at any time so always visit respective operator websites for the latest information, answers to your transportation questions, more detailed route maps and planning assistance.
San Diego Trolley (Light Rail)
This trolley-style light rail system serves the San Diego Metropolitan area. The trolley is part of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and is often called "San Diego's Moving Landmark." It has three distinct lines: Blue Line, Orange Line and Green Line that combined serves the downtown San Diego area, East County, South Bay and San Ysidro.
The COASTER runs north-south along the coast-line connecting North San Diego County with downtown San Diego and the Harbor area. The main stations are in Oceanside CA and Downtown San Diego CA.
Tourists can go where the fun is. The San Diego MTS Bus Service operates many bus routes through-out the urban Greater San Diego area which includes many of its suburbs. For bus service in the northern communities of San Diego County, see the North County Transit District.