Offering a unique tour of San Diego, the Old Town Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour lets guests enjoy an entire day getting on and off the trolley at their own leisure. Guests can choose to stay on the trolley for a two-hour fully narrated tour of the city or stop off at the Old Town State Park, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, or other popular attractions along the ride.
How long does the tour last?
It lasts two hours if you don’t get off. Otherwise, make an entire day of the hop-on, hop-off tour with 11 different stops in San Diego and Coronado. You may hop on and off at any one of our convenient stops throughout the entire day. Depending on your start time, you may also use your ticket to enjoy your tour in segments by hopping off at one or two of our distinctive stops on the loop. The number of stops you can explore in one day depends on the time of year that you are touring and the amount of time you have on the day of your tour.
If you wish to stay on board your trolley and enjoy our fascinating narrative presenting a great overview of “America’s Finest City” without hopping on and off, the entire loop takes approximately two hours.
What time do the tours start?
The Old Town Trolley Tour begins every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) at 9:00 am at the Old Town Depot; however, you can begin your tour at any of our stops. Please note: Each stop has a different starting time.
How often do trolleys come to each stop?
Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes, though times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. Depending on demand, the time of year, day of the week, and time of day, our in-field dispatchers often put more trolleys in the tour loop at an increased frequency. We are San Diego's most popular tour, and during peak times, we cannot guarantee that each trolley will have available seats.
Are your trolleys wheelchair accessible?
Please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
How do I get to Old Town?
Our Old Town Trolley Depot is located at the Old Town Market on 4010 Twiggs Street and San Diego Avenue in the heart of Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California about a four minute drive from the "Old Town Exit" on Interstate 5. Public transportation and parking are available at this stop.
What is the last tour of the day?
The last tour of the day varies depending on the depot that you are starting from, the time of year, the day of the week, and any citywide events in town. Please refer directly to Old Town’s tour schedule.
Where do I park?
Convenient parking can be found near any of our trolley depots. Free parking is located in the lot directly across from the Old Town Market Depot on 4010 Twiggs Street.
Can I bring my stroller on board the trolley?
Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Are the trolleys heated?
Are dogs allowed on your trolleys?
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.
Where can babies or toddlers ride on the trolley?
Babies and toddlers can sit on the parent or guardian’s lap. Depending upon the age, a child could sit in their own seat.
What are the ten distinct stops?
The ten stops are Old Town Sheriff's Museum, Casa de Aguirre, Mormon Battalion Historic Site, Old Town Railroad Depot, African Museum, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, Coronado Historical Museum, Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, Timken Museum of Art and San Diego Firehouse Museum.