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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #435 on: May 25, 2022, 12:53:35 AM »
If we want to take some time to go to the beach or the San Diego Zoo, what are some of the best ways to get there from a downtown hotel? We were initially at Hotel Republic, which although not as close to the convention center as our current hotel (Solamar), was only 1 block away from the trolley. Will the trolley get us there? Or would it be better to drive? Now that we are downtown, I feel like it would be harder for us to get out of the gaslamp in order to get to places out of the con scene like that. Anyone have any experience doing that?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #436 on: May 25, 2022, 05:13:46 AM »
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If we want to take some time to go to the beach or the San Diego Zoo, what are some of the best ways to get there from a downtown hotel? We were initially at Hotel Republic, which although not as close to the convention center as our current hotel (Solamar), was only 1 block away from the trolley. Will the trolley get us there? Or would it be better to drive? Now that we are downtown, I feel like it would be harder for us to get out of the gaslamp in order to get to places out of the con scene like that. Anyone have any experience doing that?
If you don't want to use ride share, you can catch the 7 line bus at Broadway and 6th and take it towards University & College to get to the Zoo. It should be an easy ride.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #437 on: May 25, 2022, 09:06:50 AM »
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If you don't want to use ride share, you can catch the 7 line bus at Broadway and 6th and take it towards University & College to get to the Zoo. It should be an easy ride.

Thank you!!! We will try that out!!

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #438 on: June 10, 2022, 11:42:07 AM »
Don't know if this is the right place, but...  Trolley wraps are up!!!   :)


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Phasers on Stun!!!

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #439 on: June 10, 2022, 11:53:16 AM »
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Don't know if this is the right place, but...  Trolley wraps are up!!!   :)


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I have no idea who the characters are in that show, however..YAY! SDCC wraps are back on track!!
It is 2022 and I am still asking...where's my flyin' car??!! @fannishmarcia

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #440 on: June 10, 2022, 12:06:16 PM »
SDMTS tweet indicates that this is one of forty wraps for this year.  :)

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #441 on: June 21, 2022, 07:01:37 AM »
Does anyone have experience riding the trolley from Old Town to Comic-con and then back at the end of the day?  I know it will be crowded - but is it manageable?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #442 on: June 21, 2022, 07:18:23 AM »
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Does anyone have experience riding the trolley from Old Town to Comic-con and then back at the end of the day?  I know it will be crowded - but is it manageable?

We actually preferred riding the trolley from that area rather than the shuttles.  They were crowded at times, yet they came on pretty frequent intervals.  And the trolley stops closer to the convention center than it looks like the shuttles will this year.
It is 2022 and I am still asking...where's my flyin' car??!! @fannishmarcia

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #443 on: June 29, 2022, 12:55:41 PM »
Disney is offering 6 months of Uber One membership for Disney+ subscribers.  It may save you a little on rides.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #444 on: June 29, 2022, 01:04:07 PM »
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Does anyone have experience riding the trolley from Old Town to Comic-con and then back at the end of the day?  I know it will be crowded - but is it manageable?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #445 on: July 18, 2022, 12:54:47 PM »
MTS - Know Before You Go to '22 SDCC



Attention all cosplayers! We're excited to welcome everyone back to the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con this July. Watch this video to learn what's new with MTS services and what has changed since the 2019 #SDCC.


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Comic-Con Day Passes - Pay with PRONTO

Comic-Con transit passes will be available through the new PRONTO fare system. For the fastest service, download the PRONTO app on your Apple or Android devices. PRONTO cards will be available at ticket machines, but crowds may cause significant delays. There will be no manual sales of tickets at this year’s Comic-Con event. Passengers must use the PRONTO app or purchase a fare at the PRONTO ticket machine.

Comic-Con Day Passes: Download early, then activate by tapping or scanning when you board! Please double check the validity dates when purchasing Comic-Con multi-day transit passes:


5-Day Pass: $20
July 20-24


4-Day Pass: $16
July 21-24

3-Day Pass: $13
July 22-24


2-Day Pass: $10
July 23-24

Just coming for the day? Load money to your PRONTO app/card and be sure to tap or scan on a validator before you board. Two hours of transfers are free when riding with PRONTO!


Trolley Service to SDCC

Getting to Comic-Con ★

Service to the Convention Center and 12th & Imperial will be provided on both the Special Event Line and Green Line Trolleys; or you can take the UC San Diego Blue Line or Orange Line to 12th & Imperial.

Special Event Line:NEW! A special Trolley line will operate between the Balboa Avenue Transit Center and 12th & Imperial Transit Center every 15 minutes, Thursday July 21, through Sunday, July 24, to help with extra Comic-Con passengers. The Special Event Line will serve UC San Diego Blue Line stations between Balboa Avenue and Santa Fe Depot, and then will continue along the Green Line path between Santa Fe Depot and 12th & Imperial (see map on interior).



Special Event Line

WEDNESDAY NO SERVICE

THURS/FRI/SAT

Every 15 minutes starting at Balboa at 6:55am

Last trip from Gaslamp (10:35pm)

SUNDAY

Every 15 minutes starting at Balboa at 655am,

Last trip from Gaslamp (7:05pm)

Other trolley info and map downloads at link









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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #446 on: July 19, 2022, 09:03:35 AM »
I am having problems buying the comiccon transport pass on the pronto app.  It wont process any credit cards today?  Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #447 on: July 19, 2022, 09:58:19 AM »
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I am having problems buying the comiccon transport pass on the pronto app.  It wont process any credit cards today?  Anyone else having this problem?

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5 day pass = Wed - Sun
4 day oass = Thu Fri Sat Sun
3 day pass = Fri Sat Sun
2 day pass = Sar Sun


Contact info below.

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How Do I Load Money to My PRONTO Card or App?

Riders can load money to PRONTO through the mobile app or online at ridePRONTO.com; over the phone at 619-595-5636; and in-person at ticket vending machines, participating retail outlets, or at the MTS Transit Store or NCTD Customer Service Centers.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #448 on: July 19, 2022, 12:45:37 PM »
There is no need to load money into Pronto to buy the special Comic-Con passes, just open the Pronto App and, from the hamburger menu, select Manage, and then Add Passes. You can buy any number of days, and it is charged directly to your stored credit card.

For normal MTS rides, you would need to have money loaded onto your virtual Pronto Card.

My son installed the app and purchased the passes about an hour ago with no issue.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #449 on: July 19, 2022, 02:16:19 PM »
I'm pretty sure the sdcc passes are at a discount. They always were, in the past, cheaper than just buying single days.

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