Trolley Service to Qualcomm Stadium

For information on Sports Fan Express bus service (not operated by MTS), see here.

The Green Line provides regularly scheduled service to Qualcomm Stadium and Jack Murphy Field every day from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight. Trolleys depart most stations every 15 minutes. View the Trolley map and schedules.

On game days, increased frequency and longer trains help get fans to and from the stadium. Extra service begins running approximately 3 hours before kickoff. Fans can use any of the Green Line Park & Ride locations below, or transfer to the Green Line from the Orange Line at Grossmont Center or from the Blue Line at 12th & Imperial. 

For ease of purchase, if you don’t already have a monthly pass, MTS recommends getting a Day Pass before starting your trip. Just download the free MTS mTicket app on your smartphone and purchase one or more Day Passes for the game you are attending. You can purchase from 1 to 20 One-Day Passes at a time at $5.50 each. Note: If purchasing mTicket Day Passes for a group on a single phone, you and your group must travel to and from the game together.

If you wait to purchase your Day Pass from a Trolley station ticket machine, the cost is $7 without a Compass Card and $5 with a Compass Card.

Fans who can show valid identification that they are 60 years of age or older, or have valid identification that qualifies them to use the disability or Medicare discount, can purchase a discounted $1.25 one-way ticket from the ticket vending machine. Commemorative Day Passes and Senior/Disabled/Medicare one-way tickets are sold at select high-traffic stations and cost $6 and $3 respectively.

And don’t forget—for weekend games, kids 12 and under ride free when accompanied by one fare-paying passenger age 18 or older!



Info on parking near Trolley stations

San Diego Chargers website


During the pre-game service period, trains will depart at the following frequencies*:

Note: Frequencies listed below are approximate and are an indication of service levels planned for weekend games only. Frequency for weeknight games will be subject to the number of trains available during the evening commute hours.


*Pre-Game Departure Frequency
Parking Spaces
Trip Time to Stadium in minutes

Every 15


12th & Imperial 1255 Imperial Ave. Lot's of paid parking; some street parking 31
Gaslamp Quarter 105 Sixth Ave. Paid parking 29
Convention Center 301 First Ave. Paid parking 27
Seaport Village 530 W. Market St. Street parking 25
Santa Fe Depot 1050 Kettner Blvd. Nearby paid parking 23
County Center / Little Italy 1550 California St. No free parking 22
Middletown 1396 Palm St. No free parking 20
Washington St. 2136 W. Washington St. Paid parking



Old Town

412 free spaces + 350 overflow spaces (additional parking at CalTrans at 4050 Taylor St.)

Morena/Linda Vista
199 free spaces
(do not park at the YMCA)
Fashion Valley
63 free spaces
(specified Trolley parking areas only)



Hazard Center
1,500 free spaces (during special events & games only; lower level only)
Mission Valley Center
Street parking ONLY!
Rio Vista
Paid parking at Marriott Hotel
Fenton Parkway
Limited street parking

Qualcomm Stadium



Mission San Diego
Limited street parking


(+300 in two overflow lots open during events )


15 minutes

Several pay parking lots with some street parking
Alvarado Medical Center
Limited street parking
70th Street

7255 Alvarado Rd.

(east of 70th Street at I-8)

Grossmont Transit Center
8601 Fletcher Pkwy.(at Grossmont Center Dr.)

Amaya Drive

(La Mesa)

9100 Amaya Dr.

(1 blk. off of  Fletcher Parkway

El Cajon Transit Center

352 S. Marshall Ave.

(at Main St.)


Arnele Avenue

(El Cajon)

Gillespie Field
152 Civic Center Dr.(Mission Gorge at Cuyamaca)
Shared parking with Santee Trolley Square shopping center


Game Day Rider Tips


  • Travel early: Allow extra time as Trolleys may be crowded. At some of the more popular locations closer to the stadium, trains may arrive that are already full. Rest assured that the trains will continue to operate as often as possible, providing service to all of our customers. In addition, some trains begin service at mid-line points (Hazard Center and Grantville) to ensure that fans boarding at stations closest to the stadium have additional options.
  • Purchase a Regional Day Pass: Before the game, purchase your Day Pass in order to avoid lines after the game. Day Passes can be purchased on your smartphone ($5.50), at a Ticket Vending Machine ($5 with a Compass Card, or $7 without), or at a Kiosk at select Green Line stations. Kiosks begin selling the $6 Charger Commemorative Day Pass four hours before game time at: Gaslamp, Santa Fe Depot, Old Town Transit Center, Morena/Linda Vista, Fashion Valley, Hazard Center, Mission Valley, Rio Vista, Qualcomm, Grantville, Grossmont, Amaya, and El Cajon.
  • Old Town overflow parking: Available nights and weekends at the Caltrans building on Taylor Street just north of the station platform.
  • Hazard Center: Parking allowed for weekend and weeknight games on Lower Level only. Hazard Center also offers great pre- and post-game places to dine and celebrate!
  • Park and Ride east of Qualcomm Stadium: Most fans arrive from the west. To expedite post-game service, riders with a pre-purchased Day Pass will be allowed to enter the stadium station at the circular stairs directly below the boarding platform. This will provide direct access to eastbound trains. 
  • Avoid attempting to bypass the line by walking to the next station: Although the line may appear daunting, please be patient and allow us to move all passengers in as timely a manner as possible. Passengers choosing to walk to the Mission San Diego or Fenton Parkway stations will find that station access is metered, allowing only a limited number of passengers to enter at a time. If you must avoid the rush, please consider departing the game a little early or waiting for a while after the game to enter the line. 
  • Accessible entrance: The ADA accessible entrance for both eastbound and westbound passengers is located by the Jack Murphy statue next to Gate K. This entrance allows direct access to the station elevator and boarding platform ramps. Passengers requiring an accessible path should use this entrance regardless of travel direction.
  • Carry-ins: Be aware that the NFL has a strict enforcement policy on the size and type of bags and other items that may be brought into the stadium. A person with non-compliant items will be turned away at the gate. If turned away, fans may go to the bag check service located in Section K2 of the Qualcomm parking lot. Check-in opens three hours before game time and the cost is $5 per bag checked.


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 Eastbound Station Entrance (For passengers with a pre-purchased Day Pass. All other

      passengers must use the main station entrance.)


Eastbound Express Entrance

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