San Diego International Airport

San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN)


San Diego International Airport is often referred to as Lindbergh Field. It 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. Public bus Flyer Service No. 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 $2.25, with concessions available. It goes direct 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 the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 619 400 2404.

Car rental

It is possible to call for a rental car from the courtesy phones provided near the baggage claim areas. Alternatively, a shuttle that will take you to the rental car area is available in the traffic aisles out front of the terminals. Car rental companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

A variety of taxi companies service San Diego Airport, departing from the transportation plazas, which are indicated by signs in the airport. Taxis take about 10 minutes to downtown San Diego and cost upwards of $10. For other locations, the initial charge is $2.80 with a per-mile fee of $3.

Transfer between terminals

A free Airport Loop shuttle service operates between the three terminals at frequent intervals, 24 hours a day.


Lifts, bathrooms and telephones cater for the disabled. Currency exchange and ATMs are available. Other facilities include bars and restaurants, postal services, shops, several airport club rooms, tourist information and hotel reservations.


Parking rates range from $2 per half hour to daily rates of between $11 and $28, depending upon which parking option you choose. Shuttles are available from all lots to the airport.




Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America, Volaris 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.