San Diego

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

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San Diego Tour Hop on Hop off Trolley

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
  • Ride the San Diego Trolley
  • Hop on and off at any of the 11 stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego

What's Included

  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

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What To Expect

Get around the easy way with this trolley tour of San Diego, enjoying convenient access to 11 of the city’s top tourist sights with this one- or two-day pass. This vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions, is a convenient way to get around without breaking the bank.

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 11 convenient stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop every 30 minutes. One of the many sights you can visit during the course of your ride is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops along the way for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which houses a virtual Noah’s Ark of wildlife, the USS Midway and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

It's the perfect way to get around during your next visit to San Diego.
Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego

12 Stops

18 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Times vary depending on season. Operates 9:00am to 6 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 4 pm) from March 11-October 29th; Operates 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm) from October 30th-March 10th; Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 20 minutes. Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

4010 Twiggs St

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1004 N Harbor Dr

789 W Harbor Dr

825 W Harbor Dr

Marriott Marquis San Diego

480 Fourth Ave

855 E Harbor Dr

1113 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy

1107 Orange Ave

2175 Presidents Way

1605 India St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Balboa Park

Seaport Village

San Diego Zoo

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Coronado Visitor Center

El Prado

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Old Town Trading Company

Gaslamp Quarter

Little Italy

Casa de Estudillo

The Coronado Ferry Landing

Piazza Basilone

Our Lady of the Rosary Church

Barrio Logan

Chicano Park

Martin Luther King Jr Promenade

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where can I start my San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops listed.

Feb 2021

Q:How often does the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley come to each stop?

A:Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes. 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 dispatchers may often add more trolleys.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be folded and will be stored up front with the conductor on space-available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.

Feb 2021

Q:Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Feb 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.

Feb 2021

Q:Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:Yes, but please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

The restaurant in Little Italy as worth every penny and not expensive.
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city, but it’s equally enjoyable for locals.
You can get off and on at your whim to explore the area, it was a very enjoyable day.


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Learned where to go
Lori_B, Sep 2023
Nice tour. Actually went to one of the restaurants that our driver suggested. Cafe Coyote did not disappoint.
Great way to see the city
Tom_R, Sep 2023
Driver was safe and pointed out the highlights of San Diego. Great way to see the city and surrounding areas.
Express trolley needed
Miriam_E, Sep 2023
Coronado and Little Italy. We would like a longer day in Coronado and Little Italy but they were last stops and so not enough time to spend there and catch trolley back. Would like the schedule divided-Midway, Sea Hatbor area on one trolley and Coronado and Little Italy on another trolley.
Fun site seeing for those who can’t walk much and for very mobile people who want to get in and off.
Laraine_E, Sep 2023
The narrative on the tour was very interesting. The trolley was comfortable and we didn’t have any problem getting seats.
Great experience.
Douglas_B, Sep 2023
The drivers, especially Tommy, were great, sharing the history of the places we passed. We'll do it again.
Great information!
Julie_K, Sep 2023
Really enjoyed the information about buildings-history, costs, purpose and general information and history of the area. Nice low stress way to see much of the city.
It was a great way of...
Vicky_H, Sep 2023
It was a great way of checking out the city. We spent a few hour and our driver was fantastic. The weather in San Diego was great
Trolley fun in San Diego
Leigh_M, Sep 2023
I loved hearing about the history of San Diego. The ride was enjoyable and all the drivers we had were friendly and knowledgeable.
Reliable transportation
Jacque_J, Sep 2023
Meeting new people. The places I visited was all the places I wanted to see without having to drive there.
Excellent way to see the sights of San Diego!
Wendy_D, Aug 2023
Deb and James were very informative and fun. We enjoyed the experience very much. Skip was very helpful also with confirming our tickets. Just a delightful man!
Tricia_S, Aug 2023
It was awesome! Never have been and my mom can’t get out and in well so we rode and we did it again because we so enjoyed it! Doc who was our first guided tour he was awesome! And all of them really were so knowledgeable and lived here my whole life and didn’t know some of that stuff! Was so cool!
Dont miss this tour!
Victoria_G, Aug 2023
This is an awesome way to see a new city. I recommend riding it all the way around (2 hours) then go back and visit one of the 12 stops!
Amazing Tour
Deette_V, Aug 2023
First our tour guide Janea was awesome very informative we were all comfortable with her it was very welcoming
Fun fun fun!
April_C, Aug 2023
Scotty was wonderful! He pointed out all of the sights and was funny too! We wouldn’t have been able to see all that we did without this.
Wonderful trolley tour
celia_s, Aug 2023
There was so much info about San Diego, past to present, our guide Matt was so friendly and fun. We will be going again for sure.
Good tour but some guides need to speak slow and clear so you get to hear the historical context
Linda_C, Aug 2023
I loved all the locations visited. My first driver Sherry was awesome but after I hopped off at Seabrook then got back on I had Janaye and she was difficult to understand. I wish I would have stayed on the trolley with Sherry.
Very Informative
AuwildaMasonP, Aug 2023
Great driver who knew details! Very informative and I earned a lot, even though I have been here many times. First time on this tour.
Great time, worth it!
Larry_R, Aug 2023
Really entertaining and informative trip. Conductors were all awesome, hard to pick a favorite! Busses in great condition
First visit to San Diego
Teresa_S, Aug 2023
Caesar was our driver, he was very informative and made the ride interesting. Loved Coronado! Beautiful beaches and lovely views
Great Tour if You’re New to The Area
Sid_C, Aug 2023
Our family wanted to see the sights of San Diego. This tour did exactly as we wanted. Brian and Tiger, two of our drivers, were excellent and extremely knowledgeable. I

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