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San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport is located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego. After Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, San Diego International Airport is the third‐busiest airport in California.

San Diego International Airport is easily accessible by bus, trolley or driving. Highway access provided by Interstate 5, located less than one mile to the east, and Interstate 8, located less than two miles to the north.

San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport
San Diego International Airport

Did you know...
that 58 percent of visitors to the region travel for leisure, 36 percent travel for business (including attending a convention or conference), and the remainder travel for other reasons, such as military duty or travel on a cruise ship.

Getting to/from San Diego International Airport
San Diego City Bus
San Diego Bus

San Diego International Airport is accessible from downtown San Diego on the Metropolitan Transit System's Route 992, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2, and operates between 5:00 a.m. and midnight, every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

San Diego Trolley
San Diego Trolley

To reach all three Trolley lines, from Terminals 1 and 2 take City Bus Route 992 to the Broadway and Kettner Blvd bus stop in downtown San Diego. Once off the bus, the UC San Diego Blue Lines can be accessed from the America Plaza Station on the corner of Broadway and Kettner Blvd and the Orange Line can be accessed from the Courthouse Station. The Sycuan Green Line can be accessed from the Santa Fe Depot Station on Kettner Blvd, one block north of the bus stop.

San Diego Flyer
San Diego Flyer

The San Diego Flyer is a free electric shuttle bus service between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Old Town Transit Center. The electric shuttle bus operates 7 days a week, with an average arrival every 20-30 minutes. Pick up and drop-offs are timed to meet the first and last Trolley, Coasters, Amtrak trains, and MTS busses. More Information

Amtrak & COASTER
COASTER Commuter Rail Service

Passengers to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station in downtown San Diego by using San Diego Bus Route 992 from from Terminals 1 and 2. Route 992 operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

San Diego Car Rental

There are no car rental service counters at the San Diego International Airport. All the major car rental agencies are located off-site at the Consolidated Rental Car Center. Upon arrival at the airport, take one of the Free dedicated shuttles to the Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport.

The Consolidated Rental Car Center is located on the airport’s north side and combines the operations of most of the rental car companies serving the airport into one facility.

These free shuttle vans operate every few minutes to transport customers between the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center.

Consolidated Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, CA 92101
Car Rental Agencies in San Diego

Rental car shuttles are located at the Transportation Plaza across from Terminal 1 and 2. Arriving passengers should use the baggage claim transportation phones to contact the rental car agencies.

Car Rental Locations in Downtown San Diego
Hertz

3202 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-767-5700

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

900 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-5000

Advantage Rent-A-Car

207 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-453-8990

Avis

1670 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-231-7137

San Diego Shuttle Van
Taking a Shuttle Van in San Diego

You can easily get a shuttle from the San Diego Airport Transportation Plaza. Shuttles operate every few minutes and a Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available shuttle, unless you specify a particular shuttle company.

The guide below lists shuttle companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly to find the shuttle that best suits your needs.

San Diego Shuttle Van Companies
Cloud 9 Shuttle / Super Shuttle

Cloud 9 Shuttle / Super Shuttle
800-9-SHUTTLE / (800-974-8885)
1-800-719-3499

Coronado Livery

Coronado Livery
619-435-6310
EZ Ride - 800-777-0585

PrimeTime Shuttle

PrimeTime Shuttle
1-800-RED-VANS (733.8267)

Sea Breeze Shuttle

Sea Breeze Shuttle
619-297-7463

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