16 MARCH 2015
If you're currently thinking over your hotel options, some of the distances listed for Travel Planners-approved hotels might be giving you pause. 5 miles away, 6 miles away - it sounds far when you're flying in and won't have a car.
So know this: official Comic-Con shuttle buses are just waiting to carry you hither and yon all over the place. They go downtown and around the Gaslamp, out by the airport and Mission Valley - and they're free for SDCC attendees.
This year shuttles will run from:
Wednesday, 8 July/Preview Night: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Thursday, 9 July at 7:00 am - Sunday, 12 July at 7:00 pm.
Yes, all night long. You don't have to choose between going home at a boring hour and spending $$$ on cabs. You can chase down whatever post-midnight debauchery you want and still get home safely for free. You also don't need to view the farther out hotels as some kind of horrible imposition. You can just hop on the shuttle to and fro, and even take it into the Gaslamp, say, to skip the walk.
I can't guarantee this year's shuttle map will look like this, but you can check out last year's for a good idea of how extensive SDCC shuttle service is, as well as the frequency. As you can see, you'll be taken care of.