San Clemente Times

The San Clemente trolley service begins Memorial Day Weekend. The first day of service will be Friday, May 25 and the trolley will operate through Monday, May 28, Memorial Day Weekend. Regular service will begin on Wednesday, May 30, and the trolley service will then operate Wednesday through Sunday, through Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3). The service days and times for summer 2018 are:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: noon–10 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Memorial Day: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Fourth of July: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Labor Day: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

There are three trolley vehicles that operate on a downtown route, see map on the city’s website, 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 or download the SC Trolley app.

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.

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