San Diego International Airport Guide (SAN)
Code: SANNo. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +1Timezone: GMT -7:00
PO Box 82776, San Diego, California, 92138-2776, United States
San Diego International Airport is located 3km (2 miles) northwest of San Diego.
(619) 400 2400
Here you'll find essential information on San Diego International Airport, including contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and how to get there.
The project to expand Terminal 2 is due for completion in 2013.
Airport ambassadors staff Travelers Aid desks and provide roving assistance throughout the terminals, as well as at two staffed information booths in Terminals 1 and 2 (tel: (619) 400 2261/2263 or 231 5230/688 9856 respectively). There is also a recorded information line (tel: (619) 231 2100).
Transfer between terminals:
The courtesy Airport Loop shuttle service provides regular, 24-hour, free transportation between all terminals and the car parks.
San Diego International Airport is served by Interstate 5 with connections to SR163, Interstate 8 and Interstate 15. From Interstate 5 northbound, take the San Diego ‘Airport/Hawthorn Street’ exit; follow signs onto westbound Hawthorn Street, continue to North Harbor Drive and turn right for the airport. From Interstate 5 southbound, take the ‘San Diego Airport/Sassafras Street’ exit onto Kettner Boulevard and turn right at the traffic lights at Sassafras Street, then left at the next lights onto Pacific Highway. Then, turn right at Laurel Street and right again at the next lights (North Harbor Drive) for the airport.
Public transport road:
Bus: The Flyer Route 992 (tel: (619) 557 4555; www.sdmts.com) runs between the airport and downtown San Diego, stopping at the Sante Fe depot for connections to trains linking the North County and San Diego, and the Amtrak train station for nationwide services. Buses also connect to San Diego's trolley service. The journey time to downtown San Diego is around 20 minutes and the one-way fare is US$2.25.
Taxi: Taxi, limousine and shuttle bus services to hotels and central San Diego destinations are available from the Transportation Plazas in front of each terminal.
ATMs are available throughout the terminal buildings. Bureaux de change are located in Terminal 1 and 2 only.
Postboxes are located immediately outside the main terminal buildings. Wireless internet access is available. Public-use telephones are located throughout San Diego International Airport.
There are more than 30 bars, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, snack bars and restaurants at San Diego International Airport. The majority are located in Terminals 1 and 2, while there is one snack bar/restaurant in the Commuter Terminal.
There are a variety of shops at San Diego International Airport offering giftware, souvenirs, news and books. These can be found in Terminals 1 and 2. There are no duty-free shops at the airport.
A lost and found office (tel: (619) 400 2140) is located in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
AED (defibrillator) units are installed throughout the terminals.
Conference and business:
San Diego International Airport does not have a business centre. Several airlines provide club lounges for members and business-class passengers. The nearby Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (tel: (619) 291 2900; www.starwoodhotels.com) has a business centre, a wide range of meeting rooms, a ballroom and an exhibition hall, accommodating up to 2,000 delegates.
There are lifts, TDD phones and fully accessible toilets. The inter-terminal shuttle and Flyer Route bus are wheelchair-accessible. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Assistance is available from volunteer airport ambassadors throughout San Diego International Airport, and by calling from any courtesy or TDD phone. Disabled parking is available in all terminal car parks.
Car parks are located in front of each terminal, with short- and long-term rates available. Long-term parking is available at 3302 Pacific Highway, connected to the airport by a free, 24-hour shuttle. Off-site parking is also available. There is also a 50-space 'cellphone lot' for drivers meeting arriving passengers. Parking Information (tel: (619) 291 2087) can answer any parking queries.
Car hire companies serving San Diego International Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Ace, A1 Rent a Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, Midway, National, Pacific, Payless, Thrifty and Travcar, which all have nearby off-airport facilities served by shuttles. Travellers can use the courtesy phones provided to request shuttle transport to the car rental company of their choice.