Routes Overview

Rapid 235 provides high frequency service on the I-15 corridor from Escondido Transit Center to Downtown San Diego, all day, every day. Rapid 235 uses the I-15 Express Lanes, Direct Access Ramps, and limited stops to offer speedy trips. Stops include Escondido Transit Center; Del Lago, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos, and Mira Mesa transit stations; Kearny Mesa; City Heights; City College; and along Broadway in Downtown San Diego. During peak-hour commutes, service runs every 15 minutes. During off-peak hours and on weekends, Rapid 235 comes every 30 minutes.

Rapid Express is a weekday, peak-hour service with multiple trips south in the morning and north in the evening. Rapid Express 280 operates between Escondido Transit Center and Downtown San Diego, with one stop at the Del Lago Transit Station. Rapid Express 290 operates between Rancho Bernardo and Downtown, with one stop at the Sabre Springs Transit Station. Both Rapid Express routes travel to/from Downtown on the I-15 Express Lanes and via State Route 163. Travel times are competitive to cars.

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 serves destinations such as UC San Diego, Westfield UTC, La Jolla Village Square, Costa Verde Shopping Center, and Scripps Memorial Hospital.

Mid-City Rapid 215 provides a one-seat ride (no transfers) between San Diego State University and Downtown San Diego, via College Avenue, El Cajon Boulevard, and Park Boulevard. This route serves some of the most culturally vibrant and ethnically diverse communities in San Diego, including North Park, City Heights, and the SDSU/College area, as well as key destinations such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Naval Medical Center, City College, Horton Plaza, and Santa Fe Depot.

The Boulevard Transit Plaza at El Cajon Boulevard and I-15 serves as a transfer point between Rapid 215 and Rapid 235, enabling Mid-City area residents to easily get to job centers along the I-15 corridor. This connection provides easy access between Mid-City and stops in Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, Sabre Springs, Rancho Bernardo, Del Lago, and Escondido.

Rapid 237 provides a one-seat ride between the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station and Gilman Transit Center at UC San Diego. Rapid 237 makes several stops along Mira Mesa Boulevard, and La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee. Every other trip continues from Miramar College to make stops at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station. Rapid 237 uses the I-15 Express Lanes and Direct Access Ramps to offer fast, frequent trips.

Rapid 237 connects to Rapid 235 for transfers north to Escondido or south to Kearny Mesa, City Heights, or Downtown San Diego at the Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, and San Diego Miramar College transit stations. Rapid 237 connects to SuperLoop Rapid routes at the Gilman Transit Center at UC San Diego and Genesee Avenue/UTC.

South Bay Rapid service is expected to begin in 2018. The 26-mile route will run between the Otay Mesa Port of Entry and Downtown San Diego via eastern Chula Vista. For construction information or to sign up for project notices, please visit