Vintage Trolley

Vintage Trolley Service

The Silver Line uses three meticulously restored vintage vehicles that make stops along the downtown loop. The Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) Streetcars 529 and 530 of the 1940s alternate with the very first iconic red San Diego Trolley, the 1001 U2, which began service in 1981.

Our Vintage Trolleys

1981 Trolley Car

Our very first red Trolley - the 1001.

PCC Streetcar

The PCC streetcar.


Vintage Trolley Map


The Silver Line Vintage Trolley departs from the 12th and Imperial station every hour on select holidays. You can also board at any of the Downtown stops shown on the map. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the Downtown loop. 

First Trip Last Trip
9:07 AM 5:07 PM 

Holidays include:

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024 
  • Presidents Day – Monday, February 19, 2024 
  • St. Patricks' Day – Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Fourth of July – Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Trolley Anniversary – Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2024 
  • Halloween Weekend – Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Weekend – Sunday, November 24, 2024
  • Saturday, December 14, 2024

Note: Vintage Trolley service is subject to change due to construction, special events, or vehicle maintenance. 


Adult $2.50
Youth (18 and under) Youth ages 6 - 18 ride free with the Youth Opportunity Pass program. Children 5 and under are free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.  
Senior/Disabled/Medicare $1.25 (with ID)


The Vintage Trolley has 50 seats plus one dedicated wheelchair space behind the operator. A wheelchair lift is located at the door nearest to the front of the car.