Trolley to Petco Park - Schedule and Stops

Posted in 2023 in

Convenient and fun, leave your car at one of the Park and Ride lots and hop on a Trolley to the Padres game. There are a few stations near the stadium.

Trolley Station Details: The stop closest to Petco Park: 12th & Imperial. But can also be easily accessed if you get off the trolley at the Park (12th) and Market stop or the Gaslamp Quarter Station (Fifth Avenue and Harbor Drive). Any of these three trolley stops will serve you equally well and without any hassles.

Trolley Lines

The 12th & Imperial Station, just steps from the SD Padres ballpark, is serviced by all three major trolley service routes: Green Line, Orange Line and the new UCSD Blue Line, which runs southbound from UTC to Petco Park daily.


A round-trip ticket costs $5 and lasts all day. All day passes cost $6. Children 18 years of age or younger can ride MTS public transit for free.

Best Places to Park and Ride

Convenient Park & Ride lots provide parking options located throughout San Diego County. Parking is free! The most popular and recommended Park & Ride locations, convenient to Petco Park are: Old Town Transit Center (412 spots) El Cajon Transit Center (469 spots) Palm Avenue (499 spots) Balboa Avenue (289 spots) There are literally thousands and thousands of free spots available. With none of the headaches you’ll experience downtown before the game. For a complete list by trolley line, view here. Note: Parking is limited to 24 hours.

Mobile App

Purchase and use fares from your phone with the city’s PRONTO app. More info here. Note: This replaces the discontinued Compass and Compass Cloud.

Trolley Map

From Old Town, take the green line. Its about 20-25 minutes and costs $2.50. For specific directions to Petco Park in San Diego, CA, from wherever you happen to be, type in your starting point: Trolley Map.

Trolley Schedule

View the schedule for the trolley line that is in your neighborhood on the SD MTS website

Important Notes

  • Everyone needs their own PRONTO card or app account. You cannot pay for multiple people with one PRONTO app account or card, each person will need their own fare.
  • Kids ride free but you need the Youth Opportunity Pass.

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