Downtown Night Trolley For Safe Weekend Fun!

July 30, 2014 39 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Friday and Saturday nightlife just got easier and safer! Ride the Downtown Night Trolley from 6pm until 2am. The trolley route runs from Five Points in the Riverside neighborhood to Downtown including stops at the Jacksonville Landing, The Elbow entertainment district and downtown hotels. It connects the cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs of the entire area. Jacksonville is coming along baby!

Track trolley locations in real time and access a route map using your smartphone by visiting in your phone’s internet browser.

There are three ways to ride the trolley:

1) Pick up a FREE STAR card to ride the trolley all night by making a purchase from Tuesday through Thursday at participating downtown merchants. Participating merchants include: the restaurants of the Jacksonville Landing, Marksjax, divebarjax, Burrito Gallery, indochine downtown jax, 1904 Music Hall, The Hourglass Pub, The Volstead, Dos Gatos, Burro Bar and Underbelly.

2) Purchase a STAR card to ride the trolley all night for only $4 by visiting Mellow Mushroom Avondale JAX, European Street Cafe, Let Them Eat Cake!, Open Road Bicycles of Avondale, The Silver Cow, Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewery and Grassroots Natural Market.

3) Without a STAR card, it will cost $1.50 each time you board a trolley. Exact change is required, drivers cannot make change nor accept credit cards. STAR cards cannot be purchased on board the trolley.

The Downtown Night Trolley is a separate route and maintains a separate schedule from the Riverside Avondale Night Trolley. Without a STAR card, transfers between trolleys require a fare of $1.50 (exact cash fare required).

Please note, trolleys run until 2am however it is highly suggested to board your final trolley before 1:30am. Hotel reservations can also be made at the Hyatt and The Omni for those visiting downtown from outside neighborhoods.

Friday and Saturday night represent a special trial weekend to test the viability of an evening and late night shuttle between Riverside and Downtown.