SDCC 2017 Shuttle Map, Schedule Revealed

You’ve got a place to sleep at Comic-Con, but you still need a way to travel around the convention – and the easiest solution to that is the free Comic-Con International shuttle service – which was revealed in this year’s badge box packet.

The Comic Con shuttles will be running to 63 locations in downtown, Mission Valley, and hotels near the airport – so be sure to study the official map to find the location that’s closest to you.

The shuttles will be offering 24 hour service starting Thursday at 5AM and ending Sunday at 7PM (with only limited service on Wednesday, from 3PM-12AM). As in previous years during peak hours, the shuttles will be running every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes in off hours. As always, the shuttle is free to attendees to use.

Here’s a look at the map and all stops — click to view larger:

Will you be using the shuttle? Let us know in the comments.

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Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.

  • Christine

    We will be using the shuttle from mission valley. We did this last year too and loved it. It’s so easy and keeps me from getting frustrated with traffic and parking.

  • Chris Cerrone

    First time SDCC attendees. We are staying in Mission Valley. Did you try the MTS Trolley? There is a stop across from our hotel. Wondering if the shuttle or trolley would be better?

  • Christine

    Chris, there are some differences as we learned the hard way…

    1. You have to pay for the trolley, which is extremely crowded with con-goers and locals alike. At times we found we couldn’t even get on the trolley.
    2. The shuttles are big buses (the nice ones from a private company), with nice, comfy seats and air conditioning. They also run about every 15 minutes and run 24hrs starting thursday.

    We found that the shuttle was awesome for us hop on in the morning and if we had a break if the afternoon take it back and then head back to the convention center. Makes it super easy and convenient, at least for us.

  • Chris Cerrone

    Thank you for the great info.

  • All very valid points.

    You also have to consider where along the route your Shuttle stop is. If your hotel is the first stop, it will be much easier to board the bus. If your is near the last stop, there will be days that the bus is filled to capacity and no one is exiting thus leaving you to wait for the next bus.

    As for the trolley, SD does offer a multi-day pass that you can load onto your smartphone. It can be very packed but it seems to follow rush hour times since locals also use the trolley.

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  • Jacquelyn Lee

    I’m a new attendee to comic cont this year. Is it possible to park at a shuttle stop even if you are not staying at the hotel? Would you have to pay for parking?

  • Micah Pacha

    You could park at a hotel on the shuttle route but you would need to pay the hotel for parking. I’m not sure if there are any free parking areas near a shuttle stop or not though.
    Parkopedia can help find a spot and it may be cheaper to reserve through them instead of with the hotel

  • Olivia

    I wish the purple line would get dropped off in front of the convention once in a while. I know the shuttle is free but sometimes I hate walking over the bridge just to get to the shuttle I need, especially when you have a bunch of stuff to carry all the way over there.

  • TK421

    Unfortunately there’s just too much traffic/stuff going on near the center…They should though try to find better means to get people to the shuttles easier considering how much stuff a lot of people have.

  • Kevin G ☁️

    I don’t get the orange line. Is it saying it only runs from 10pm to 6am?

  • Who can get on those shuttles? What type of ID do you need?

  • keeleon

    I would also like to know this. My mother will be bringing my daughter to us at the convention center and I’m hoping she can park at the Town and Country and take the shuttle to the convention center and back without a pass.

  • April Mayse Brossett

    If you don’t have a comic-con badge can you use the shuttles? If so, do you just pay a fee?