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San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN)


San Diego International Airport is situated a quick drive from downtown. As it is located in a suburban area, departures are only allowed between 6.30am and 11.30pm.

The three terminals at San Diego International are well-equipped with a range of amenities. They are also easy to navigate and despite having only one runway, the airport is quite capable of handling its 18 million passengers each year.


The airport is situated two miles (3km) northwest of San Diego.

Getting to the city

Amtrak and Coaster community train services connect San Diego International Airport to the city centre as well as neighbouring cities. City Bus Public transit number 992 leaves the airport for the city centre every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends between 5am and 11.30pm, and regular fare costs $2.50, with concessions available. It goes directly to the airport, and also connects with train services. A host of shuttle and taxi companies are available for rides into downtown; shared shuttle vans offer door-to-door services and are usually a cheaper alternative to taxis.


GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 619 400 2404.

Car rental

All car rental pick-ups and drop-offs take place at the Car Rental Center. There is a free shuttle that travels between the Car Rental Center and all of the terminals.

Airport Taxis

A variety of taxi companies service San Diego Airport, departing from the Transportation Plazas, which are indicated by signs in the airport.

Transfer between terminals

A free Airport Loop shuttle service operates between the terminals at frequent intervals.


Lifts, bathrooms and telephones cater for the disabled. Currency exchange and ATMs are available. Other facilities include bars and restaurants, ATMs, shoeshine services, shops, several airport club rooms and lounges, spas, tourist information and bicycle lockers.


Parking rates begin at $2.50 for half an hour and climb to a daily rate of $32. Travellers can choose between different parking options; shuttles are available from all lots to the airport.



Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet all offer flights to San Diego International Airport.


Free WiFi is available throughout the terminals.

Business Lounges

San Diego International Airport doesn't have business or conference facilities on site, but there are a number of hotels nearby.

San Diego International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.