Pacific Beach Shuttle
Take a Ride on the Beach Bug!
The City of San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), launched a two-year neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) shuttle service in the Pacific Beach community. NEVs are all-electric, low-speed shuttles that travel up to 25 mph.
The Beach Bug provides a new, fun and sustainable way to travel to your favorite beachside destinations. This shuttle also offers a convenient and direct connection to and from the Balboa Transit Station (Mid-Coast Trolley extension to UCSD), helping you move around the region without relying on a car.
Frequently Asked Questions and Survey
The Beach Bug shuttle can take you anywhere in the Pacific Beach community as well as the Balboa Avenue Transit Station. For more information, view these Frequently Asked Questions.
We'd like your feedback. If you've taken the shuttle, please consider taking our survey.
Beach Bug Service Hours*
Thursday - Friday
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
*Service hours subject to change
How to Ride
Book a ride by using the “Ride Circuit” mobile application.
If you do not have a smartphone, a ride can be booked with a phone call instead at 858-258-9680.
As of Oct. 16, 2023, fares are now being charged for the Beach Bug. The cost is $2.50 per rider, per ride and fares are capped at $5 per group of two or more, per ride. Trips remain free for riders who take the shuttle to or from the Balboa Avenue Transit Station.
The Beach Bug Service Area
The Beach Bug shuttle can take you anywhere in the Pacific Beach community as well as the Balboa Avenue Transit Station. If using the app, the service area boundary will be shown prior to selecting your pickup and drop-off location.
Did you know?
The PB shuttle is being funded by SANDAG and parking meter revenue collected from on-street parking meters in the City of San Diego.