How to Get to Comic-Con Via Public Transit

Brad Streicher

If you’re one of the thousands of costumed fans who will descend on downtown San Diego this week for Comic-Con, public transit is your best bet for getting to the massive pop culture convention.

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) plans to boost its Green Line Trolley frequency to every 7.5 minutes during Comic-Con, increasing service for the big event Wednesday through Sunday. This line provides direct service to Trolley stations next to the San Diego Convention Center.

Trolleys will serve the Convention Center from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The full MTS Comic-Con schedule can be seen here.

MTS says Trolley stops with the highest capacity of free parking along the Green Line include the lower level of the Hazard Center Station, Qualcomm Stadium, El Cajon Transit Center, Old Town Transit Center and the Grantville Trolley Station.

Riders can also access Comic-Con from the Orange and Blue Lines. Both lines stop at 12th & Imperial Transit Center and from there, riders can transfer to the Green Line.

MTS says downtown is also served by many bus routes, including the new Rapid 215, which departs from SDSU via El Cajon Boulevard, and Rapid 235, which comes from Escondido via Interstate 15.

MTS says riders can make their trip to Comic-Con even faster by getting Trolley tickets via the free MTS mobile ticketing app, mTicket. Passengers can buy and store Trolley tickets on their smartphone and avoid waiting in lines at ticket vending machines or booths. Mobile tickets for one to five days of the convention range in price from $5.50 to $20 per person.

That’s it, Comic-Con fans. May the Force be with you as you brave the caped crowds. To get the latest buzz from San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) 2015, visit NBC 7's SDCC coverage page.

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