Don’t have a car and live or are visiting the San Diego area? Don’t worry because this guide will help you get around with the public transportation in San Diego. San Diego is a big city and if you aren’t familiar with the area and the transportation this guide will help you. Here are different kinds of public transportation that San Diego offers.
The Metropolitan Transportation System is the name of the public transportation in San Diego. Here are the main types of transportation in San Diego.
The public busses in San Diego are considered the most popular type of transportation. Busses travel all over San Diego County. No matter what part of San Diego you are in there is always a bus that takes to get you somewhere. Depending on type of bus you take will depend on how much it will cost. The cost for busses in the city area of San Diego usually cost $2.25 per ride. However, if you get a transfer you can be able to ride other busses, as well as the Trolley. You can find out more information on bus rides on the San Diego MTS website or ask for a bus schedule once you get on the bus.
If you want to get around San Diego faster you can always hop on one of the Trolley Lines. The two main trolley lines are the Blue Line and the Orange Line. The Trolley fair differs also but is usually $2.00 for a round trip ticket. Trolleys in San Diego go as far as East County, San Diego State University, Tijuana, and other locations. For more information about the Trolley system you can check out the MTS website, or go to any of the trolley stations in San Diego.
The Breeze is the bus system in the North county area of San Diego. This Bus system has different routes that go to Del mar, San Clemente, Escondio, Fallbrook, and even busses that go to the Orange County area. For more information you can check out the North County Transit District website.
The coaster is like a train that goes from Oceanside to San Diego. The coaster has 4 zones that go through San Diego County. Zone 1 is Oceanside and Carlsbad. Zone 2 is Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Solana Beach. Zone 3 is Sorrento Valley, and Zone 4 is Old town transit center, and San Diego. The price to ride the coaster is between $3.75-5.25 depending on what zone you are in. To get more information on the coaster go to the NCTD website.
The sprinter will be a new addition to San Diego County’s public transportation. It will be similar to the coaster, but it only stays in the North County area of San Diego. The sprinter will run through areas such as Oceanside, vista, San Marcos, and Escondido. The sprinter is supposed to be open around December of 2007. To get more information check out the NCTD website.