Facts and usage statistics about public transit in San Diego, United States

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry in San Diego - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in San Diego get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in San Diego walk each day. See which Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry and stations are most popular in San Diego, and more!

San Diego has 4 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry, operated by several transit agencies, including MTS, North County Transit District, San Diego International Airport & University of San Diego - Tram Service

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In San Diego, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 70 min. Over 71% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in San Diego each day? Commuters wait on average 16 min, but over 47% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within San Diego is 6.96 mi. Yet 62% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in San Diego is 55%. On average, 27% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in San Diego, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.75 mi? Approximately, 48% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in San Diego

How long do people usually commute in San Diego by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in San Diego spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 70 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in San Diego, United States?

The percentage of transit riders in San Diego who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry for more than 2 hours every day is 71%.

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Waiting Time in San Diego

How long do people usually wait at a station in San Diego every day?

The average amount of time people in San Diego wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry line on a weekday is 16 min.

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How many people in San Diego usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in San Diego who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 47%.

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Trip Distance in San Diego

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in San Diego?

The average distance people in San Diego usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry is 6.96 mi.

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How many people have a long commute every day in San Diego?

The percentage of people in San Diego that usually travel for over 7.46 mi in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 62%.

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Number of Transfers in San Diego

How many people perform single line trips in San Diego?

The percentage of people in San Diego who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 55%.

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Walking Distance in San Diego

How far do people usually walk per trip in San Diego?

The average distance people in San Diego walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 6.96 mi.

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How many people walk for more than 0.62 mi in San Diego?

The percentage of people in San Diego who walk for over 0.62 mi each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 62%.

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Most popular Light Rail lines

  • GREEN LINE - Santee - 12th & Imperial
  • ORANGE LINE - El Cajon - Santa Fe Depot
  • UC SAN DIEGO BLUE LINE - San Ysidro - America Plaza

Most popular Light Rail stations

  • Santa Fe Depot Station
  • 12th & Imperial
  • Broadway & 5th Av

Most popular Bus lines

  • 7 - Downtown San Diego - La Mesa
  • 11 - SDSU - Skyline Hills
  • 13 - Kaiser Hospital - 24th St Trolley

Most popular Bus stations

  • 12th & Imperial Transit Center
  • Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
  • Old Town Transit Center

Most popular Light Rail lines

  • GREEN LINE - Santee - 12th & Imperial
  • ORANGE LINE - El Cajon - Santa Fe Depot
  • UC SAN DIEGO BLUE LINE - San Ysidro - America Plaza

Most popular Light Rail stations

  • Santa Fe Depot Station
  • 12th & Imperial
  • Broadway & 5th Av

Most popular Bus lines

  • 7 - Downtown San Diego - La Mesa
  • 11 - SDSU - Skyline Hills
  • 13 - Kaiser Hospital - 24th St Trolley

Most popular Bus stations

  • 12th & Imperial Transit Center
  • Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
  • Old Town Transit Center

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