Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates 94 fixed bus routes in the San Diego area with a fleet of 797 buses. Fixed route bus service include local, urban, express, premium express and rural routes.
MTS buses operates within the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, National City, Lemon Grove, Poway and Santee, as well as the County of San Diego. MTS bus routes connect with North County Transit District (NCTD) bus and rail routes as well as the San Diego Trolley.
Cash one-way fares allow a single ride on one Trolley line or one bus route (no transfers).
One-way fares on PRONTO include unlimited transfers for two hours.
Senior/Disabled/Medicare/Youth fares require valid identification.
Up to two children age 5 and under may ride free with a paying passenger on all MTS and NCTD routes.
Exact fare is required on buses. Driver cannot make change.
MTS Bus Fares:
All fixed-route buses accept PRONTO Cards, cash and tokens. MTS Access vehicles accept cash and paper tickets. Most buses have fareboxes and a PRONTO Card reader that validates pass products and can load a 1-Day Pass onto a PRONTO Card.
Standard Regional Pass includes: SPRINTER, BREEZE, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid
Premium Regional Pass includes: SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural
COASTER Regional Pass includes: COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, FLEX, MTS Bus, MTS Trolley, MTS Rapid, MTS Rapid Express, MTS Rural
From downtown San Diego going to San Diego Airport is as easy as boarding MTS Route 992, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2, and operates between 5:00 a.m. and midnight, every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
MTS Free Rides
Family Weekends: On Saturdays and Sundays up to two children (age 12 and under) may ride FREE on all MTS Buses and Trolley routes with a fare-paying adult (age 18 or older).
Holiday Friends Ride Free: On New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, a friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes.