Comic-Con is great not just because of the events going on inside of the convention center, but everything going on in the surrounding areas of downtown San Diego as well. Being so close to the Gaslamp District gives attendees a lot of great nightlife, restaurants, bars, and plenty of offsite events.
With everything going on after the doors to the convention center close for the night, you’ll want to be close to all of this action. If you’re one of the thousands staying within walking distance to the con, your transportation needs are basically how comfortable your sneakers are. But the popularity of the weekend has pushed thousands more to stay farther out into the city.
For the past several years, CCI has been offering a shuttle service to get people to and from their hotel. They’ve just updated their official site with a PDF of the shuttle schedule, and you’ll want to keep this handy and know when you need to catch the bus to make your don’t-miss panels. The shuttles run at regular intervals and well into the early morning for those who just don’t want to leave. Keep this one on your smartphone so you’re never stuck looking for a cab home. The shuttle is also free, by the way, for all con ticket holders.
The MTS trolley is another way to get to the Convention Center, if for some reason the shuttle service isn’t going to work for you. A one-way fare is $2.50, but a one-day pass is $5 and a four-day pass is $15. Check out the San Diego MTS website for more information.