Public Transportation

Beat the traffic and go green by taking the bus or Green Line trolley to the SDSU Transit Center. These public transportation routes connect the university to destinations throughout greater San Diego, including the airport, train station and Snapdragon Stadium. If you have never ridden before, the Bus and Trolley Rider's Guide offers helpful tips as you plan your trip.


Bus and trolley fares vary depending on routes and passenger type, and exact fare is required. Some trolley ticket machines accept only $1 or $5 bills, and some accept credit/debit cards. The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers Family Weekend Specials where up to two children age 5 and under ride free with any paying passenger on all MTS routes. Get detailed ticket information.

Trolley Line

The Green Line Trolley connects east and west routes to SDSU. The trolley stops at the station located 55 feet underground. See the Trolley System Map for locations of each trolley stop.

Bus Routes

Buses stop on the SDSU Transit Center's street level mezzanine. From the bus routes—11, 115, 856, 936, and MTS Rapid Route 215—that currently service the campus, you can transfer to anywhere in the San Diego area. All buses on SDSU's routes are "bike buses" and provide wheelchair lift service.