Transportation Tips: Getting to Petco Park in San Diego
A fan going to a game at Petco Park has many available options when it comes to transportation. Depending on which part of San Diego you’re coming from will likely determine which mode of transportation works best for you. To help you decide, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area and catching the game as an out of town visitor, the Marina Inn hotel near Petco Park San Diego offers some valuable information about transportation to the Padres Stadium.
One of the most popular options for getting to Petco Park is to take the trolley. This way, fans do not have to worry about expensive parking at the stadium or driving after consuming a few beers at the ballpark. In fact, a little more than 15% of the fans take the trolley to the games each season according to published San Diego Metropolitan Transit System statistics. What’s even better is that three different trolley lines stop directly at the park so fans can take the trolley from numerous areas throughout San Diego County. Day passes are an affordable $5.
Another affordable mode of public transportation is to take the bus. The bus also works in conjunction with various trolleys stations so taking a bus to the trolley is always an option as well. If you choose to take the bus directly to Petco Park, Routes 901, 11 and 929 will stop directly at the park. If the bus is crowded and you don’t mind a short walk, Routes 4, 11, 901, 3 and 5 will drop you off in close proximity.
For fans coming from areas a bit further away, the Coaster is an option. Trains run at all times of the day, including special game only trains that leave the station 50 minutes after the last out. This helps ensure that riders who take the Coaster are able to get back to their original station if the game happens to go into extra innings.
Finally, those choosing to drive to the game will find the park conveniently located just off Pacific Highway, Interstate 5, State Route 163, and Martin Luther King Highway, also known as State Route 94. There are 20 parking lots within 15 minutes of the park, with special parking reserved for tailgaters and the handicap.