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Options for Public Transportation

Public Transportation to the Gaslamp Quarter

There are several different forms of public transport in San Diego aimed towards providing travelers with a comfortable, affordable and environmentally friendly way to explore the region. Whether you have decided against renting a car or are staying at one of the affordable Gaslamp Quarter hotels and need a cheap way to travel the area, it is in your best interest to take advantage of San Diego’s public transportation system.

Buses are among the most common means of public transportion in San Diego. The reason for this is that they are very economical and there are a number of routes and lines that run throughout the county to areas such as Mission Blvd, Old Town Transit Center, Mission Bay Drive, Pacific Beach and Kearny Mesa. For a nominal fee, visitors can travel from one side of downtown to the other in about 10 or 15 minutes depending on the traffic. There are also various bus stops in the Gaslamp for those who want direct access.

The San Diego Trolley on the other hand provides very convenient services within and around the city covering various areas such as the San Diego Convention Center, Santa Fe Depot and Little Italy in downtown San Diego. The trolley also goes to nearby Mission Valley and Old Town. If you’re planning on riding the trolley all day, look into purchasing the day pass which will provide you with rides for 24 hours with one single payment.

Trains too can be accessed at the Gaslamp Quarter station. They are ideal for someone who intends to travel from San Diego to other cities such as the northern Pacific Coast, Los Angeles or Santa Barbara.

If travelling over the Labor Day or Memorial Day weekends, popular vacation times for San Diego, you may board the Big Bay Shuttle for only $3 and enjoy an eight-stop ride through the Harbor Island to South Embarcadero. Shuttle services arrive at different bus stops from 10am to 8pm every 15-20 minutes from Sunday-Thursday and from 10am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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