Padres Petco Park

MTS: The Easy Way to Petco Park

Beat traffic by taking the Trolley to Petco Park! Here are some important tips for getting to Petco Park:

  1. 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. 
  2. Avoid purchasing one-way cash fares at the ticket machines day-of if possible. Ticket lines get long pre-and post-game. If possible, load enough money for a round-trip to your PRONTO app, or to your card at in advance. If purchasing a fare day-of, load enough money to your PRONTO card in advance rather than paying for separate cash fares. With money loaded to your app or PRONTO card, just tap or scan at a validator before boarding. 
  3. See below for extra details on how kids can ride free, free park and ride lots and more!

Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Petco Park will welcome patrons for special events and concerts. Fans can avoid traffic and parking delays, and get to the game on time, by choosing transit. All three MTS Trolley lines, plus numerous bus routes provide direct, easy access to Petco Park. 

Visitors can plan ahead with the Trip Planner and get alerts and service updates online. Follow Petco Park, the Padres, and MTS on Twitter for alerts and notices.

Petco Park Stadium


Take MTS to Petco Park

 MTS Trolley

★ 12th & Imperial (one block), Gaslamp Quarter (one block), and Park & Market (.2 miles) are within walking distance of Petco Park

★ Trolley service runs every 15 minutes or better pre-game, with additional service as needed post-game
Take the Green Line to Gaslamp Quarter or 12th & Imperial
Take the UC San Diego Blue Line or Orange Line to 12th & Imperial or Park & Market

MTS Bus Service

★ Route 901 from Coronado offers extra game day service between downtown (12th and Imperial) and Coronado Island

★ Rapid 215, Rapid 225, and Rapid 235 offer frequent, limited stop service to downtown San Diego 
Take the Rapid 215, Rapid 225, or Rapid 235 to the City College stop, transfer to an Orange or UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley to Park & Market or 12th & Imperial

Bus Stops Closed During Padres Home Games Due to Heavy Traffic

Some bus routes may be detoured during San Diego Padres home games during moments of heavy traffic in the vicinity of Petco Park. At various intervals during heavy traffic, certain routes will not service bus stops at Petco Park or the Public Library on 11th at K St.

**All customers are strongly encouraged to connect with bus service at the 12th & Imperial Trolley Station.**

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Pay Your Fare with PRONTO

PRONTO is the easy way to pay for your transit fare! Download the PRONTO App to your phone, then load money onto your app ahead of game day. Alternatively, you can also pick-up and add money to a PRONTO card (one-time $2 fee) at any Trolley ticket machine (lines can get long on game day, so plan ahead!), or any participating retail network location

Kids ride free! Take advantage of the MTS Youth Opportunity Pass or Family Weekends (two kids 12 and under ride free with an adult, no PRONTO card needed) promotions. 

Tap or scan your PRONTO card/app at a station validator every time you ride! A one-way fare will be deducted (valid for free transfers for two hours), up to the value of a Day Pass. Every passenger must have their own PRONTO app or PRONTO card.

We recommend loading at least enough money for a round-trip to save time post-game! You can also add more money to your account for future use (money added to PRONTO never expires).  Click here to learn more about PRONTO or view our Full Fare Chart.

Fares Adult Senior / Disabled / Medicare
One-Way Fare $2.50 $1.25
Earned Day Pass $6.00 $3.00

Park & Ride

Park & Ride at an MTS station and take the Trolley to Petco Park. MTS has a number of free parking lots available to get you to the game. Check out our list of suggested Park & Ride lots by Trolley line below or view our full list of Trolley and Rapid Station Parking LotsNEW for 2022: New park & ride locations are available along the UC San Diego Blue Line at Nobel Drive, Balboa Avenue and Tecolote Drive stations. Parking at the Stadium Station and Grantville are unavailable due to site construction. 


Green Line Park & Ride Locations
UC San Diego Blue Line Park & Ride Locations
Orange Line Park & Ride Locations
Rapid Park & Ride Locations