Summer Shuttle

Free Summer Shuttle


Coronado's Free Summer Shuttle, Interior Ad Space Now Available

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Free Summer Shuttle is Back, Beginning May 25

Coronado’s free summer shuttle service is back. Beginning May 25 and for a sixth consecutive year, the City will offer courtesy rides to residents and visitors along its busy commercial district.

The Village shuttle service will operate from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. It is designed to help keep people out of their vehicles during the City’s peak summer season to improve mobility.

The City contracts with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System to operate the Free Summer Shuttle for Village bus service at 15-minute intervals along the existing MTS 904 route. The service offers free rides to passengers from Coronado’s civic center to the Hotel del Coronado, the beach, the Library and Spreckels Park, through the downtown and bayfront shopping and dining area to the Coronado Ferry Landing and Marriott Coronado Island Resort and back. Buses will run from 8:58 a.m. to 9:43 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and one hour later Friday and Saturday. 

Summer 2018 Schedule

The City also will contract with MTS to provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents. This free bus will operate from 7:40 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. in 30-minute intervals serving Cays residents from the bus stop across from the Cays Fire Station to the turnaround at the Community Center. As parking is at a premium on the Fourth of July, this will provide a convenient alternative to driving for Cays residents.

For Village residents, the Free Summer Shuttle operating hours will be expanded on the Fourth of July by one hour on each end of the schedule to accommodate the large crowds and traffic congestion related to the parade and fireworks show. The July 4 hours will be 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Discover Coronado has once again graciously agreed to pay to wrap the four buses.

The City’s shuttle service has proved popular among locals and visitors. The first year of operation resulted in a 506 percent increase from the regular MTS 904 service. Every year since, ridership has increased on average 36 percent.

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Place Your Ad in Coronado’s Popular Summer Shuttle Bus

CORONADO, CA (April 12, 2018) Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttles. Space is available to Coronado businesses and groups advertising local services and events. Four shuttles will operate between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Advertisements on Coronado’s free Summer Shuttle buses are highly visible and an effective way to reach visitors as well as locals. There are more than 10 available spaces per bus. The shuttles will run for three months, from May 25 to September 3. Ads are seen by an estimated 1,000 riders per day, a mix of residents and tourists.

Ads may promote Coronado tourism and the community, and can include services, products and events that appeal to residents and visitors, such as special events, local history and culture, local art and artists, and offerings from local businesses and retail stores where visitors can shop. Ads are displayed for a minimum of one month and can be purchased for up to four months. They must comply with the stated goals of the Coronado Summer Shuttle program and Metropolitan Transit System ad regulations.

Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. Advertisers who meet the above requirements can reserve a maximum of 12 ads, or one ad per bus per month for the full Summer Shuttle program. Find ad specifications and deadlines and order forms online. Advertisers must provide all artwork for ads.

The City offers the free shuttle service to reduce vehicle trips along the Orange Avenue corridor during the peak summer season. The Free Summer Shuttle program is sponsored by the City and Discover Coronado. For more information or to place an ad, email jzuniga@coronado.ca.us or call (619) 522-7340.

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