Getting Around San Diego

Traveling in and out of San Diego is easy and convenient, whether you fly, drive or travel by train. Here are a few options to consider:

Airport
Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines, San Diego International Airport receives more than 16 million passengers a year. All of the major rental car companies, as well as taxis and limousine service are available at the airport.

Cars
San Diego is easily reached via Interstate Highway 5 from the north (Los Angeles), Interstate 15 from the northwest (San Bernardino), and Interstate 8 from the east (Yuma). The Mexican border is just south of the city.

Rail
Both trains and buses leave you in the heart of downtown San Diego: Greyhound at Broadway and First Avenue is more central than Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot, at the west end of Broadway. Lindbergh Field Airport is only two miles out, on bus #2.

Getting Around
Like most southern California cities, the best way to get around is by car; either personal or rental. Rental cars are readily available at both the airport as well as throughout the city. There is also Trolley service as well as local bus service in and around the city. The trolley route is the 16 miles between the Mexican border and the Santa Fe Depot in town.

Public Transportation
San Diego's public transportation system offers a clean, inexpensive alternative to get around town. Trolleys, busses and commuter rails connect the city's neighborhoods, and their reach continues to expand.

Car Rentals
Numerous car rental agencies and taxi companies are also available to help with your local transportation requirements.

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