Travel to Old Town

Old Town San Diego is not only a cultural hub but also conveniently accessible from various transportation options, making it a breeze to explore. Situated centrally and close to major freeways and public transit, getting to Old Town is a seamless experience no matter where you're coming from.

Take Transit

Old Town Transit Center serves San Diego MTS Blue & Green Line Trolleys and local bus lines; North County Transit Coaster commuter trains; Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains; UCSD "Campus to Hillcrest" shuttle; USD "Campus to Old Town" shuttle; San Diego International Airport "Flyer" shuttle; and Taxis for hire.

Ridesharing and Taxi Services

For those seeking flexibility and convenience, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are readily available in San Diego. Additionally, traditional taxi services operate throughout the city, providing another option for travelers looking to reach Old Town San Diego with ease. Go to the Old Town San Diego Transit Center for easy pick -up and drop-off.

Explore Old Town by Bike

Explore the historic charm of Old Town San Diego on two wheels! 🚲 With bike-friendly paths, scenic trails, and flat terrain, it's an eco-friendly and fun way to see the sights. Rent a bike or bring your own and park securely while you visit landmarks and attractions. Get tips and maps at the Visitors Center and see Old Town from a whole new perspective!

Driving & Parking

Old Town San Diego provides easy access from major freeways including Interstate 5 and Interstate 8. Once you arrive, ample parking options are available throughout the area. From metered street parking to paid lots and garages, finding a spot is hassle-free. Many hotels and accommodations in the vicinity offer parking facilities for guests.

Interstate 5
  • Southbound Take "Old Town Avenue" exit 19. Turn left onto San Diego Avenue.
  • Northbound Take "Old Town Avenue" exit 19. Drive to Old Town Avenue and turn right.
Interstate 8
  • Westbound Take the "Taylor Street / Hotel Cicle" exit 3. Merge onto Taylor Street. Continue on Taylor Street to Juan Street.
  • Eastbound Follow I-8 E to Taylor St. Exit from I-8 E for Taylor Street and take sharp right onto Taylor St (signs for Morena Blvd/SD Presidio Site).

Old Town has an abundance of parking options! Finding a spot is hassle-free, allowing you to spend more time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this historic neighborhood. Click the button below to view our current parking map.