Public Transportation, Chula Vista
Chula Vista's bus system supplements the San Diego County system and information about the routes can be found on the Metropolitan Transit System website.
If you are not familiar with using public transportation, the easiest thing to do is to look at the Trip Planner on the MTS website and fill in the blanks. This will help you plot out your way and tell you which buses you'll need to take and the bus stop is nearest your location. You can also find the information from the phone number given below.
One or two of the buses operating a route in Chula Vista are SD City buses that goes between the main City to the South San Diego area, so runs through Chula Vista as well. I would recommend using these only if getting to the Trolley would more difficult than taking the bus from where you're staying.
There are a couple of really nice areas of Chula Vista worth going to. They are further east from the center of town and the buses that service these sections are:
Eastlake Village Walk Sopping Center
Walk north on Eastlake Parkway for block or so then left (west) on Miller Drive.
Otay Ranch Town Center
Note: All routes are wheelchair accessible and if you want to bring your Bicycle, check for the procedure.
The Blue Line Trolley runs through Chula Vista and there are three Stations in this city.
1. Palomar Street station (75009 south)
Near-by are shops and mainly fast-food type places to eat. There are a couple of "no-star" motels as well.
2. H Street station (75011 center) There are several fast food places to eat near the station and up H Street a couple of mid-range hotels. Further up the street east of Broadway is the Chula Vista Center. This is the main shopping center in CV and there are several good restaurants at and near the Chua Vista Center.
3. Bayfront/E Street (75013 north) This station has the Tourist Information Center for Chula Vista and the public transportation system of San Diego County. Several hotels/motels of mid-range are located near and a few restaurants. Not much in the way of shopping near this station. Just west of the station is The Living Coast Discovery Center and there is a special free bus that will take you out to it.
These stations are located on the far west side of the city along side Interstate-5 freeway. One or two San Diego buses and all Chula Vista buses have at least one stop at one of these stations, some buses stop at two stations.
There are hotel, dining and shopping options within walking distance of each station, though there are only a couple of the Palomar station, this area has mainly shopping and fast food options.
It might be worth noting that west of the Palomar station and across the bridge over the freeway there is a bicycle rental place.
From the parking area near I-5 this trolley will take you to the nature center and return you to your car. There is no fee for parking or riding the trolley. There is a small fee to enter the nature center but I think it is well worth the money.