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Transit Guide to Padres FanFest at Petco Park

Free Parking available at MTS Park & Ride lots.

The San Diego Padres are hosting a sold-out FanFest at Petco park on Saturday with over 140,000 fans anticipated to take over Downtown San Diego. 

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) advises fans tp travel early and take the Trolley as traffic and parking challenges are anticipated. Fans may avoid the hassles of driving by utilizing the free parking options at MTS Park&Ride lots, and riding the trolley directly to Petco Park. 

Transportation officials provided the following step-by-step transit guide: 

Step 1: Find a Trolley Station “Park & Ride” lot near you.

Visit the MTS Park & Ride page. Some of the largest Park & Ride lots are:

  • Old Town Transit Center (Green Line, UC San Diego Blue Line) 412 free spots
  • El Cajon Transit Center (Green Line, Orange Line) 469 free spots
  • Palm Avenue (UC San Diego Blue Line) 499 free spots
  • Balboa Avenue (UC San Diego Blue Line) 289 free spots

Step 2: Buy your fare in advance. 

To help expedite the boarding process, fans should download the PRONTO app in advance. 

  • Virtual fare: Download the PRONTO app to set up your virtual account. Load at least $5 on your virtual card for game day, which covers a round-trip fare for adult riders (every person needs their own PRONTO app or card, you cannot buy fares for multiple people on the same device). 
  • PRONTO Card: If you have a physical PRONTO card, you can load your card in advance online at, or at the Trolley ticket machine day-of.
  • Kids ride free! Families going to FanFest can save big by taking MTS. On weekends, two children 12 and under ride for free with every paying adult.  Youth ages 18 and under with a registered Youth PRONTO card or app account can ride free everyday with the Youth Opportunity Pass.

Step 3: Hop on board any Trolley line to Petco Park.

All three Trolley lines drop off at the doorstep to Petco Park! Frequency on all lines will be every 15 minutes for most of the day pre- and post-event. MTS will have standby operators and trains to increase service and accommodate crowds as needed. 

  • Stations closest to the Petco Park gates include: 12th & Imperial (all three lines), Gaslamp Quarter (Green Line only) or Park & Market (UC San Diego Blue Line riders traveling south from UTC)
  • Make sure to tap your PRONTO card or scan your app before you board.

For more service information about service during Padres games, visit our MTS Padres webpage.