Getting Around San Diego

The most popular way to explore San Diego is by car or bike, but there are several more convenient options for tourists and travelers who are interested in alternate modes of transportation.

San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) is centrally located and close to downtown. There are plenty of taxis and shuttles that run from the airport to various hotels and establishments throughout the city. Car rentals are available at the airport and are also available for pickup at San Diego hotels. Car rentals are also available throughout San Diego County for convenient pick up and drop off. Montgomery airfield, a private airfield, is centrally located in San Diego and serves private aircraft travel. Limos and town cars are also available to rent at the airport, downtown, and midtown.

Trolley & Bus
Transportation by train and trolley is also available. The San Diego Trolley System is hard to miss as it is bright red and stands out against the Pacific blue ocean. The trolley transports passengers to all parts of downtown as well as Old Town and Mission Valley. There are also bus lines that host many routes available throughout downtown and San Diego County. Greyhound is also available for long distance travel.

Santa Fe Train Despot is located on Kettner Boulevard and Broadway and is home to Amtrak Railways and the Coaster. The Coaster is a local train and offers service from San Diego to Oceanside and to many other coastal communities including Sorrento Valley, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. The Coaster also runs as far north as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and provides a peaceful and scenic ride up the coast. Amtrak offers transportation to destinations all over the United States.

Water transportation is also another viable options for tourists and travelers during their stay in San Diego. The Coronado Ferry runs across San Diego Bay every hour. The Ferry docks at the Broadway Pier, close to the San Diego Convention Center. Water taxis are also available through on call service. The water taxis provide transportation to Shelter Island, Harbor Island, and Downtown among other destinations.

San Diego offers plenty of bike routes for road bikes, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and scooters. Many of San Diego streets have designated bike paths specifically to encourage travelers, tourists, and natives to bike more often to their destination.