The Trolley runs Wednesday through Sunday, 11am – 11pm.
We are thrilled to announce a new trolley partner and stop on our route. Discovery Ventura is now a routine stop for the trolley! The loop still takes one hour. Updated times are below.
The Downtown-Harbor Trolley is back!
We are excited to introduce our new vehicle, a fully wrapped and transformed “Cutaway Bus” that came to us from Gold Coast Transit. This smooth riding bus is clean for the environment (it runs on compressed natural gas), will comfortably seat 15 and has standing room for more than 20 riders.
Plus, for the first time, our service is fully ADA accessible.
The always FREE trolley service will run 11am to 11pm Wednesdays through Sundays.
Same route. Same pick-up times. Same phone number (805-827-4444). Same great drivers!
Looking ahead, we have received our formal federal grant award letter (after 2 years!) which has allowed us to purchase a propane-hybrid Trolley. If all goes well, this new vehicle (see below) from Hometown Trolley/Creative Bus Sales should arrive sometime in August or early September.
This will replace the temporary Bus, once it arrives.
Lastly, we want to thank our Trolley partners who keep this service FREE, for you!
Please say thanks to them when you visit: Ventura Harbor Village and Port District, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, Ventura Beach Marriott, Discovery Ventura, Four Points Sheraton, The Pierpont Inn, San Buenaventura Mission, CJ Wilson Mazda, Santa Barbara Airport, Island Packers, Andria’s Seafood and Ventura Bike Depot.
Questions or comments? Please email Kevin.
The Trolley stops include:
Amtrak Platform/VC Fairgrounds on Harbor Blvd. and Figueroa St.
Important Note: From August 3rd to August 14th (the duration of the Fair), the Trolley will NOT be picking up at the regular Amtrak Platform/VC Fairgrounds and will instead be picking up from the corner of Thompson Blvd. and Figueroa St. However, the trolley will continue to run on it’s usual dates and times.
Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau – Downtown Ventura 101 S. California St.
Located in historic Downtown, the Ventura Visitors Center is a great place to stop for information, souvenirs, and friendly assistance! Stop on by with any questions you have, then take a short walk up to Main Street for eclectic shopping and eateries or walk down to the Ventura Pier for never-ending beachfront.
San Buenaventura Mission – Bus stop across from 211 E. Main St.
Founded in 1782, Mission San Buenaventura is an active parish in the center of the downtown district. Tour the Mission, the gardens and the Museum with entrance via the Gift Shop on Main Street.
Discovery Ventura – 1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
DISCOVERY’s doors open at 4pm Thursday & Friday, 11am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday (they are closed for private events Monday-Wednesday). The patio windows will be pushed open, inviting the cool Ventura breeze into the facility and creating a welcome environment. Fun entertainment and sales initiatives targeting local companies will draw the community in to enjoy great food and drink at an incredibly affordable price.
The dining room is available for dinner, with a seasonal menu offering delectable cuisine sourced from Ventura County’s finest purveyors of produce and fresh seafood from Ventura Harbor. The kitchen also serves a limited dinner (late-night) menu until closing each evening. Happy Hour is served daily from 4– 6pm featuring $5 food and drink specials!
Pierpont Boulevard at South Seaward Ave.
This stop is located on Pierpont Boulevard near South Seaward Avenue, outside the Surf’N Yogurt shop.
The Ventura Harbor Village – 1583 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura’s scenic Harbor attraction across from the beach, welcomes visitors to relax and enjoy more than 35 seaside boutiques, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Home to delicious seafood dishes, chowders and famous fish n’ chips, the Harbor has a variety of cuisines from French and Italian, to fresh Mex and Greek. Family fun features a Village Arcade & Carousel, Coastal Cone ice cream, a waterside coffee house, on the water with kayak, electric, SUP and peddle boat rentals, as well as a beautiful walking Promenade that winds around the boats. Weekend Harbor Tours start at Noon and explore the harbor, wildlife, and view the homes in the Ventura Keys. Live music on weekend afternoons, fabulous Happy Hour menus, colorful seaside cocktails, and Ventura Harbor Comedy Club entertain guests into the evening. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shops 11am – 6 pm. Check out the daily calendar of events & monthly festivals @venturaharborvillage.com.
The trolley will also pick up from local beach hotels.
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach – 450 E Harbor Blvd.
Pierpont Inn – 550 Sanjon Rd.
Ventura Beach Marriott – 2055 E. Harbor Blvd.
Four Points by Sheraton/Holiday Inn – 1050 Schooner Dr.
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*For major holidays that land on a Monday, the trolley will be in service Thursday – Monday.
If you would like to advertise on the trolley, please contact the Downtown Ventura office at (805) 641-1090 or email Kevin.
Would you like to become a trolley driver? We are currently looking for part-time, friendly drivers.
Please email your information to us HERE.