Rapid is a new level of transit service that features high-frequency, limited-stop service, and upgraded vehicle and station amenities. Rapid speeds travel times through use of transit signal priority, dedicated lanes on some routes, and limited stops. As a result, Rapid provides easy access to desirable destinations, frequent and reliable service, and faster travel time - all at a cost savings when compared to driving.

Rapid is among the first of a new breed of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services that SANDAG is building in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). Rapid is an integral part of a region-wide strategy to create a network of quick and efficient public transit choices.

Routes Overview

SuperLoop Rapid Routes 201/202 and 204 provide high-frequency service in the north University City/Golden Triangle area, seven days a week. SuperLoop Rapid connects activity centers including UC San Diego, Westfield UTC, La Jolla Village Square, Costa Verde Shopping Center, and Scripps Memorial Hospital. View schedules.

Mid-City Rapid 215 is limited-stop service between San Diego State University and Downtown San Diego via El Cajon and Park boulevards. The ten-mile project provides North Park, City Heights, and College area residents, students, and workers with a fast and reliable way to get around in one of the region’s key transportation corridors. View schedules.

I-15 Rapid Services

  •  Rapid 235 is an all-day, limited-stop service (15-minute frequency in peak hours and 30 minute frequency off-peak) that runs between the Escondido Transit Center and Downtown San Diego via I-15. View schedules.
  • Rapid 237 is a weekday, extended peak hour service that runs between the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station and UC San Diego via I-15 and Mira Mesa Boulevard. Every other trip terminates at Miramar College Transit Station. View schedules.
  • Rapid Express 280 and 290 operate along the I-15 corridor during weekday peak hour periods, making frequent trips south in the morning and north in the late afternoons and evenings. Rapid Express 280 operates between the Escondido Transit Center and Downtown San Diego with one stop at the Del Lago Transit Station. Rapid Express 290 operates between the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station and Downtown San Diego with one stop at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station. View schedules.

South Bay Rapid launched its full service route in January 2019, operating along a 26-mile route between the Otay Mesa Transit Center and Downtown San Diego.  

Plan your trip at MTS or view the Rapid network map.

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