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SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:19:53 AM »
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Shuttle service will be available on Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM. 24-hour shuttle service begins Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 AM and runs through Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 PM to help fans enjoy every hour of Comic-Con and the nighttime fun.

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Shuttle Buses

Comic-Con International 2019 will be held July 18–21 (with Preview Night on July 17) at the San Diego Convention Center … check back for more information as we get closer to the show!

Moderator note/edit: The information from the Early Bird Hotels page is no longer valid. Shuttles are not running 24 hours this year.

Shuttle bus page has been updated:

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Comic-Con International Shuttle Service
Hop the FREE Shuttle to the San Diego Convention Center!

Comic-Con International’s FREE Shuttle service stops in downtown, Mission Valley, and hotels near the airport on Shelter Island and Harbor Island. The shuttle service, oordinated by Seat Planners Incorporated, kicks in Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM for Comic-Con’s Preview Night. On Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, service begins  at 5:00 AM and runs until 1:00 AM; Sunday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, with the frequency changing throughout each of the days. Pick which shuttle route is best for you, and show your Comic-Con badge when you get on ... it's that simple!

Please note: There is no shuttle service from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM each day. The shuttles that go to PetCo Park will NOT move to the Convention Center driveway at night.

 
Comic-Con Shuttle Service Frequency
Wednesday, July 17

    3:00 PM–7:00 PM: Every 20 minutes
    7:00 PM–12:00 AM*: Every 15 minutes

Thursday, July 18

    5:00AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Friday, July 19

    5:00AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Saturday, July 20

    5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Sunday, July 21

    5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–7:00 PM*: Every 15 minutes

*The ending time indicated is the last departure from the San Diego Convention Center to official hotels. The last bus departing the hotels going to the Convention Center is approximately 30 minutes prior to the end time listed.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 04:23:44 PM »
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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL Comic-Con 2019 Shuttle Information

With the Comic-Con hotel sale right around the corner, now is the time to start looking at those hotel perks and making a list of your favorites! And while a downtown hotel might be your first choice, don't forget that Comic-Con offers FREE Shuttle service stops in greater downtown, Mission Valley, and hotels near the airport on Shelter Island and Harbor Island!

Our shuttle service, coordinated by Seat Planners Incorporated, kicks in Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM for Comic-Con’s Preview Night. On Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, service begins at 5:00 AM and runs until 1:00 AM; Sunday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, with the frequency changing throughout each of the days.

Please note that shuttle service is no longer available 24 hours a day! Shuttles will not run between the hours of 1:00 AM – 5:00 AM.

We highly encourage you to check out the shuttle page HERE for detailed information, shuttle routes, and schedules!

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 05:43:45 PM »
Not having the shuttle run 24 hours is going to be a major bummer for late night events.  Major boon to Lyft/Uber drivers for sure, but lots of drunk people in the Gaslamp with no secure way to get home.  That sux.
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 05:55:38 PM »
I'm wondering what te reason was for this change. Low usage in the middle of the night, maybe?

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 06:03:03 PM »
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I'm wondering what te reason was for this change. Low usage in the middle of the night, maybe?

Possibly. But just run a smaller number of them, if that's the case.  They already reduce the number by a lot.  And besides, I know they spike at around 2 when the bars close.  I've been caught in that mess a few times before I started getting con adjacent hotels. At least stay open until bars close, ya know?
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 08:04:51 PM »
There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 08:56:17 PM »
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There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?

Weds 3pm-10pm, Th 7am-3am, Fr-Sa 8am-3am, Sun 8am-7pm

2011 shuttle hours: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login (post #10)

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 12:18:38 AM »
My guess is cost plus the proliferation of Uber and Lyft the past couple years. There are no official Con activities that late and plenty of options now for people who choose to hit bars now.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 03:23:12 AM »
Yeah...and we cannot forget the scooters.  :(  Yeah drunk on scooters at 2am...woohooo... Yikes!!!! ???
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 10:15:38 AM »
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There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?
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Weds 3pm-10pm, Th 7am-3am, Fr-Sa 8am-3am, Sun 8am-7pm

2011 shuttle hours: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login (post #10)

2012 appears to be the start of 24/7: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login (post #5)

I went in 2011, but it wasn't the full weekend and I didn't party.  Skipped 2012.  Have been going consistently since 2013.  So basically I don't know life without 24/7 shuttles and my drunkard self is concerned for my fellow drunkards with hotels far away. *knocks on wood* with any luck I'll have a room downtown so it won't matter but STILL.

I realize I come off as quite the alcoholic in this thread but oh well  :o
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 11:34:11 AM »
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I went in 2011, but it wasn't the full weekend and I didn't party.  Skipped 2012.  Have been going consistently since 2013.  So basically I don't know life without 24/7 shuttles and my drunkard self is concerned for my fellow drunkards with hotels far away. *knocks on wood* with any luck I'll have a room downtown so it won't matter but STILL.

I realize I come off as quite the alcoholic in this thread but oh well  :o

I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)

Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 11:44:30 AM »
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I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)


Irish coffee  ;)
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
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I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)

Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - Thank you for gathering those specifics on shuttle stop changes--I thought there were some differences!

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2019, 12:34:08 PM »
So I came in here to visit cause I heard someone cough You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had good drinks.....actually. I came here to also say that the lack of 24 hour shuttles may hurt us in the hotel lottery. I wonder by how much, but I remember back in the day where I'd settle for Shelter Island and so forth, knowing the shuttle was 24 hours. Prior to that, I always just drove in since parking was easy to buy......I guess things are getting harder and harder. Parking, shuttles, hotels, badges. Anything else?!

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 12:38:11 PM »
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So I came in here to visit cause I heard someone cough You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had good drinks.....actually. I came here to also say that the lack of 24 hour shuttles may hurt us in the hotel lottery. I wonder by how much, but I remember back in the day where I'd settle for Shelter Island and so forth, knowing the shuttle was 24 hours. Prior to that, I always just drove in since parking was easy to buy......I guess things are getting harder and harder. Parking, shuttles, hotels, badges. Anything else?!

I agree with you You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login! :( I'm sure more people will be vying for a DT hotel now that the shuttle doesn't run 24. I wonder why they changed that?!