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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2021, 02:01:39 PM »
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Anybody get parking? I'm in group 2 and I'm hoping convention center/ HBF will still be open tomorrow.
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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2021, 11:02:46 AM »
I got convention center parking for all three days this morning. :) All lots were available. Wish it was this easy for the regular Con. Funny thing is my parking cost exactly the same as my Con tickets (senior discount).

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2021, 08:18:44 PM »
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So, they are planning to Shuttle Buses? This sounds like this is not going to be so small after all.

Noted by UBlog today.

Answer: Seat Planners shuttle reservations for ADA attendees staying at official hotels only.


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Getting Here

Parking and transportation can be a challenge if you are not prepared. We have compiled some information on local public transport and shuttle options to help you navigate your way to the San Diego Convention Center efficiently and smoothly.

MTS Trolley Service


San Diego is home to a great trolley service and best of all, it stops right at the Convention Center, in two different spots: Across from Hall A (Convention Center Station at Harbor Drive and First Ave.), and near Hall D (Gaslamp Station at Harbor Drive and Fifth Ave.).

Visit the MTS website where you can also use their online Trip Planner tool to plan your trip to Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center and purchase commemorative passes

Getting to Comic-Con Special Edition is just a quick Trolley ride from Mission Valley, Old Town, the Stadium, and park-and-ride facilities all over the map.

Coaster Commuter Train

The COASTER commuter train runs north-south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. More than 20 trains run on weekdays, with additional service on the weekends. It takes about an hour to travel the entire COASTER route. The COASTER stops at the Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego on Broadway, a short walk to the Convention Center, or you can hop a Trolley (see above).

Click here to visit the COASTER website for ticket and travel information.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers train service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Book your ticket ahead of time and consider upgrading to Business Class for a guaranteed seat. The train stops in downtown San Diego at the Santa Fe Depot on Broadway and Pacific Highway, a short walk or a few trolley stops to the Convention Center. Discounted trolley passes can be purchased onboard the Pacific Surfliner in the onboard market-style Café.

Click here for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner reservations.

Shuttle Service (ADA Only)

For attendees with mobility disabilities, the ADA Shuttle will operate between all official Comic-Con hotels and the Convention Center by reservation, on a first-come, first-served basis, and subject to the capacity of the vehicles. Badged members must have reserved their hotel room through the OnPeak reservation system on the Comic-Con Special Edition webpage in order to use this service.

Shuttles are designed to accommodate a wheelchair.  Passengers are allowed one companion.
 
Attendees requiring assistance must make reservations in advance by calling Seat Planners at (619) 572-9121 between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (except Thanksgiving Day) to arrange for an ADA Shuttle pick-up. When leaving a voicemail, please provide your name, phone number, hotel, a one-hour window for pick-up at the hotel, and a one-hour window for departure from the convention center. Voicemail reservations are not valid unless confirmed by the Comic-Con shuttle dispatcher.

The ADA Shuttle will operate during the following times:

Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

NOTE: The ending time is the last departure time from the San Diego Convention Center.
The last shuttle departing the hotels going to the Convention Center will be approximately 30 minutes prior to the end time listed.

The ADA Shuttle will drop off and pick up outside Hall H. You’ll find Deaf and Disabled Services just inside Lobby H.

Museum Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle transportation (ADA accessible) between the Convention Center and the Comic-Con Museum is available. For those who have not purchased museum tickets in advance, please visit the museum website at museum.comic-con.org/main to obtain your ticket. The shuttle does not need to be scheduled, and runs every 30 minutes, picking up/dropping off outside Hall H. The Museum Shuttle makes no other stops.

The Museum shuttle will operate during the following times:

Friday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Harbor Drive Closure

The San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego have announced a new traffic route that creates a pedestrian-only experience during Comic-Con Special Edition.
HARBOR DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC (including bikes, scooters, and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con Special Edition, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Cars will be screened.
ONLY BADGED MEMBERS (attendees of Comic-Con Special Edition) may access the front drive, stairs, and surrounding sidewalks of the San Diego Convention Center.

When Is This Happening?

Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic (including bikes, scooters, and skateboards) on the following days and times:

Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Harbor Drive will reopen to traffic after the hours listed above, or earlier if deemed appropriate by public safety officials. Badged attendees with or in ADA vehicles are permitted.

Click here to see the impacted areas or download a Public Access Map.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2021, 05:47:06 AM »
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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2021, 07:52:50 AM »
fyi
underground parking is still available
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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2021, 05:20:16 AM »
Woke up this morning to see if parking sale was up.  Did I miss it?  Did anyone buy parking.  Nothing from Ace Twitter

When I click the event parking Comic Con SE 2021 it says "The event you are looking for is no longer available"

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2021, 05:54:40 AM »
I checked a couple of hours ago and it was the same thing, so unless they made it live at midnight and it all sold out in the first hour or two, my guess is that it's not updated yet.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2021, 06:02:02 AM »
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I checked a couple of hours ago and it was the same thing, so unless they made it live at midnight and it all sold out in the first hour or two, my guess is that it's not updated yet.

I ended up just buying the Marriott Marquis parking.  It is the same as convention parking but you park on the other side and enter through the Marriott.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2021, 06:25:57 AM »
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I ended up just buying the Marriott Marquis parking.  It is the same as convention parking but you park on the other side and enter through the Marriott.

Oh that's smart--I didn't even know you could buy their parking if you weren't staying there. I don't really need parking since I have a reservation at the Bayside, but I was vaguely thinking if I did get the parking I could conceivably change it to someplace cheaper further out.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2021, 06:51:45 AM »
Parking now on sale.  Convention parking available. 

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2021, 07:09:55 AM »
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Parking now on sale.  Convention parking available.


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They didn't say what time the open sale starts on Nov 22nd - hopefully, they will have a follow-up message before the 22nd - and I hope the system doesn't crash from everyone trying to get in!

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2021, 10:01:38 AM »
A bunch of lots for $10/day is great.  $7.95/day convenience fee on top of that is not.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2021, 11:15:03 AM »
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A bunch of lots for $10/day is great.  $7.95/day convenience fee on top of that is not.

Good heavens.  7.95?  Just for the "convenience" fee?

A day pass on the trolley is 5 dollars.

Trolley it is, then.

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Re: SE: logistics.... parking, flying & public transportation
« Reply #74 on: November 24, 2021, 02:29:18 PM »
SDMTS info

Transit Guide to Comic-Con and Thanksgiving Service Schedule

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San Diego- Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive in San Diego in the next few days as Thanksgiving and Comic-Con festivities coincide in the same week for the first time. This year, Comic-Con is holding its first in-person gathering since 2019, taking place November 26-28, and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is encouraging visitors and families to take transit to avoid traffic jams, expensive parking, and high gas prices. Masks or face coverings are still required while riding transit.

Thanksgiving Day, 11/25

Holiday travelers have a new transit connection to the airport this holiday season, thanks to the new electric airport shuttle from Old Town. Passengers can take the Trolley to or from Old Town to pick up the free electric shuttle to terminals 1 or 2. (Route 992 from Santa Fe Depot is also running to the airport.) [Link at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ]


All Trolley lines and bus routes will operate on a Sunday schedule. No service will be provided on Rapid Express Routes 280 or 290, Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection, Routes 972, 973, 974, 978, 979, and the Vintage Trolley (SDG&E Silver Line).
MTS Access subscription passengers who still want service must call to arrange their transportation.

Friday, 11/ 26: All Trolley lines and MTS urban and local bus routes will operate normal weekday schedules.

Support Services:

MTS Information and Trip Planning- Closed on Thanksgiving Day. On Wednesday, 11/24, this office is modified hours of 5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PRONTO Support Center- Closed on Thanksgiving Day. On Wednesday, 11/24, this office is open modified hours of 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The MTS Transit Store, administration offices, and Customer Service call center will be closed on Thanksgiving day, and all services will re-open for normal hours on Friday 11/26

[b[TRANSIT GUIDE TO COMIC-CON FRIDAY 11/26 TO 11/28[/b]

Use your phone as your transit pass with PRONTO

PRONTO, the new way to pay for transit, is accepted on all MTS buses and Trolleys. Riders can use the PRONTO app to add money to their phone and ride, or get a PRONTO card for $2 at Trolley ticket machines, or the MTS Transit Store.
A one-way fare on PRONTO is valid for unlimited transfers for two hours. Once you reach the value of a Day Pass ($6 adult), your card or app will stop being charged.

UCSD Blue Line Service:

Service will run every 7.5 minutes Friday between San Ysidro and downtown, and every 15 minutes from UTC to downtown. 15-minute service will operate Saturday and Sunday, with late-night service (every 30 minutes) until after 11 p.m. (UTC) or midnight (San Ysidro).

Blue Line passengers can transfer to the Green Line at 12th & Imperial, Santa Fe Depot, or Old Town to get to Gaslamp Quarter and the Convention Center Stations.

Green Line Service:

Riders can take the Green Line to Gaslamp Quarter or the Convention Center Stations.
Frequency: Every 15 minutes throughout the day, with added service one hour after the event concludes. Late-night 30-minute service will continue until 10 (Santee) or 11 (SDSU) p.m.

Additionally, all Green Line trains will continue through to Santee on Sunday, November 28, 2021, during event operations.

Orange Line:

Frequency:  Every 15 minutes between El Cajon and downtown all day, until one hour after the event concludes each day.  Late-night 30-minute service from downtown until 11:56 p.m. every night.
Orange Line riders can transfer to the Green Line at 12th & Imperial for service to the Gaslamp Quarter or Convention Center stations.

Park and Ride Stations: MTS offers free parking for transit users at dozens of Trolley stations and transit centers throughout the system. Riders can park their vehicle for the day and take Trolley to and from the event (no overnight parking).

Holiday and Weekend Promotions:
Friends Ride Free Thanksgiving Day 11/25
– Every fare paying adult passenger (18+) can bring a guest on board with them for free!

Family Weekends promotion - every fare paying adult can bring two children (12 & under) on board for free Saturdays and Sundays!

MTS continues to operate about 95 bus routes and three Trolley lines. Frequencies and spans have been restored to near-pre-COVID-19 levels. Updated schedules can be accessed on the MTS website. MTS asks that that people wear face coverings at all times and practice physical distancing when possible.






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Friday, November 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

San Diego Convention Center

Comic-Con returns to San Diego for a special edition Thanksgiving wekeend. With 15-minute service, or better, to the Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center Stations, riding the Trolley is the easiest way to join in Comic-Con festivities. Whether you have a pass or will be headed to the fun outside the Convention Center, hop onboard the Trolley for direct service to Comic-Con (the people watching is great, too).
 
Looking to still get in the Comic-Con spirit, but won't be on-site? Download our special edition Comic-Con screensavers to celebrate from afar!




Use your phone as your transit pass with PRONTO

PRONTO, the new way to pay for transit, is accepted on all MTS buses and Trolleys. Riders can use the PRONTO app to add money to their phone and ride, or get a PRONTO card for $2 at Trolley ticket machines, or the MTS Transit Store. (Commemorative passes are not available for the 2021 special edition.)

With PRONTO, riders can just add money, then tap their card or scan their app each time they ride to always get the best fare! A one-way fare on PRONTO is valid for unlimited transfers for two hours. Once you reach the value of a Day Pass ($6 adult), your card or app will stop being charged.
Transit Station Parking Riders can take advantage of free parking at dozens of transit centers around the region to avoid traffic and high parking costs in downtown. Park your car at one of our free Park & Ride lots, then take the Trolley to the event! Parking is for transit riders only, no overnight parking allowed.

2021 Special Edition Service Information

Green Line Service

Riders can take the Green Line to Gaslamp Quarter or the Convention Center Stations.
 
Trains depart all Green Line stations every 15 minutes throughout the day.

Added service will maintain at a 15-minute frequency until one hour after the event concludes each day.  Additionally, all Green Line trains will continue through to Santee on Sunday, November 28, 2021 during event operations.

Evening 30-minute service from 12th & Imperial to Santee continues until 10:06 pm each evening.  Late night service to SDSU continues until 11:36pm.
 

UC San Diego Blue Line Service

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