Come ride the Vintage Trolley!



Enjoy the style and grace of earler times as soon as you climb aboard the completely restored San Diego Vintage Trolley. Enjoy a ride around downtown on the Silver Line!


The Vintage Trolley Silver Line Service has limited hours of operation. 30 minute service* starts at the 12th & Imperial Transit Center:

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  First departure is at 9:52 a.m. continuing every 30 minutes until the last departure at 1:52 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays:  First departure is at 10:52 a.m. continuing every 30 minutes until the last departure at 3:22 p.m.

*Note:  Vintage Trolley Silver Line service is subject to cancellation due to weekend Trolley construction, special events, and/or vehicle maintenance. Please call Regional Transit Information to determine if the Vintage Trolley is operating on the day you want to ride. We apologize for any inconvenience.

You may also check the Vintage Trolley website for further updates.

For more information on the San Diego Vintage Trolley, visit:


Eight years ago, the rusted relic of a once proud 1946 PCC streetcar sat neglected under pine trees in South Lake Tahoe. After 4,500 hours of loving restoration by a team of volunteers, that same car now travels the Silver Line, making stops along the downtown loop. Enjoy the ride on this beautifully restored streetcar!

Normal Vintage Trolley Operating Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:52 a.m.–1:52 p.m.
• Saturday & Sunday:  10:52 a.m.–3:22 p.m.

Note: As of May 21, 2012, all MTS Passes will be accepted on the Vintage Trolley; one-way fares are available at ticket vending machines.


Where to Board

• (See map) 12th & Imperial Transit Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Seaport Village, America Plaza, Civic Center, Fifth Avenue, City College, Park & Market


• The San Diego Vintage Trolley will depart from 12th & Imperial every 30 minutes.


Departure Times


Departure Times

9:52 a.m.
10:52 a.m.
10:22 a.m.
11:22 a.m.
10:52 a.m.
11:52 a.m.
11:22 a.m.
12:22 p.m.
11:52 a.m.
12:52 p.m.
12:22 p.m.
1:22 p.m.
12:52 p.m.
1:52 p.m.
1:22 p.m.
2:22 p.m.
1:52 p.m.
2:52 p.m.
3:22 p.m.


All MTS Monthly and Day passes are accepted. A one-way fare may be purchased at a Trolley ticket vending machine prior to boarding:

Adult Ticket: $2.50 (for anyone 6 and older) is valid for one round-trip ride
Children 5 and younger: Up to two children 5 and under free with each fare-paying adult
Senior/Disabled/Medicare: $1.25 (must have approved ID)

Seat Capacity/Accessibility

The San Diego Vintage Trolley has 50 seats plus dedicated space behind the driver for one person in a wheelchair. A wheelchair lift is located at the door nearest the front of the vehicle.

How to Ride

• Wait at any of the San Diego Vintage Trolley Silver Line stops along the downtown loop. Board the Vintage Trolley through the center door and show your Pass to the driver as you board.

• Show your fare to the Vintage Trolley Operator or MTS Fare Inspector when asked.



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