Park Tram


Looking for the best way to get around Balboa Park?  Look no further than the Balboa Park Tram.  With stops in or near 3 major parking lots, the shiny green Tram takes a loop around the Park that can get you within a 10 minute walking distance to most of Balboa Park's most popular destinations.  There are two types of trams that may be running, an open tram or an enclosed tram.

Enclosed Balboa Park Tram

The free tram provides access to Balboa Park's museums and attractions and runs daily from 9am to 6pm. On busy days, you can park in the Inspiration Point lot, on the East side of Park Boulevard, where there is almost always parking available, and wait at Tram Central, a shady arbor with benches. The tram will pick you up and take you right to into the heart of Balboa Park.

From  November 1 through May 31, the hours of tram operation are 9:00 - 6:00 pm daily.

The Summer tram hours of operation are 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Daily.  These hours are in effect June 2 through October 31. The tram will stop running at 4:00 pm on June 1.

Trams pick up from Tram Central every 8-10 minutes (at peak times, 20-40 minutes). Riders may also board at one of the designated pick-up areas around the Park. Make your first stop the Balboa Park Visitors Center (stop 1 after Tram Central) in the House of Hospitality where you can pick up a bi-monthly Events Guide and a detailed map. 

The Balboa Park Tram is provided as a free public service by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. 

Illustrated map of the Tram route