On May 1, 2018, the San Clemente City Council authorized the launch of the Summer 2018 San Clemente Trolley service beginning Memorial Day weekend. During the regular operating season, the trolley service runs Monday through Sunday. On July 24, 2018, the San Clemente City Council extended the trolley service until September 30th with daily service beginning Monday, August 13, 2018. Beginning Monday, August 13th, the trolley service will operate Monday through Friday 12 noon - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am - 10 pm, and Sunday 10 am - 8 pm through September 30th, 2018.
The current service days and times for Summer 2018 are:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12 noon – 10 pm
- Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm
- Sundays: 10 am – 8 pm
- Memorial Day: 10 am – 8 pm
- 4th of July: 11 am – 11 pm
- Labor Day: 10 am – 8 pm
There are three trolley vehicles that operate on a downtown route (map below) with 16 stops that are clearly marked with signs. The trolleys are free to ride, and riders can expect a trolley at each stop about every 15 minutes. For real-time trolley tracking visit www.sctrolley.com.
The funding for the San Clemente Trolley came from a $1.2 million grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) which the city applied for. The grant covers most of the cost to operate the trolley, and the City pays for the rest. The Friends of the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation provided a donation of $10,000 to help start the trolley service.
Schedule and Stops
Trolley Promo Video
Trolley Ribbon Cutting