San Diego International Airport - SAN

San Diego, United States of America (US)

Getting around the airport

Two terminals on two levels

San Diego International Airport is located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego. It is also known as the Lindbergh airport. The airport has two active terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

  • Both terminals are served by accessible and free Red Bus shuttles. They run every 10 minutes from the transit islands across from baggage carousels on the ground level.
  • Terminal 1 has Gates 1-18 and serves Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Outside of Terminal 1 is a Skybridge to parking, ground transportation, and passenger pick-up drop-off.
  •  Terminal 2 has Gates 20-51 and serves British Airlines, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Air Canada.
  • Domestic arrivals can transfer between East and West Wings of their respective terminals.
  • International Arrivals are at Terminal 2, unless you have completed U.S. border clearance at your originating airport.
  • Smarte Carte baggage carts are available for rent at USD 5 per cart. Note that carts are free for arriving international passengers clearing customs at the airport.
  • San Diego International Airport offers free Wi-Fi for two-hour sessions. If you need more time, simply log back in for another free, two-hour session.
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Getting into San Diego

Bus or taxi


A bus to and from the airport is available on Route 992. The bus stops at Terminal 1 and 2 every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. The trip takes 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Location: Terminal 1 and 2, before security, ground level, Transit Island opposite Arrivals exit
Cost: USD 2.25 one-way, USD 5 day-pass
Operating hours: 05:49-23:21 Mon-Fri, 06:00-23:21 Sat and Sun


Many taxi companies offer services between the airport. Follow signs leading to transportation plazas and a coordinator will place you with the first available.

Location: Outside the terminal buildings, before security, arrivals, Transit Island
USD 13-25 to downtown or USD 16-28 to Old Town depending on traffic

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Spa Services

Be Relax spa

There are two spa locations at the airport where can access relaxation and beauty services.

Terminal 2 East, airside, level 2, near gate 26
Hours: 05:00-21:30 daily

Terminal 2 West, airside, level, near gate 36
Hours: 05:00-23:15 daily

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Power Outlets

FuelRod charging kiosks

FuelRod mobile device charging kiosks are available at San Diego airport. One has been reported in Terminal 2 West, but other exact locations are unavailable.

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Car rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

On January 20th, 2016 the new Rental Car has been opened. It is located at the airport’s north side and houses 10 agencies on site.

Free and dedicated car rental shuttles operate regularly at Terminal 1 centre traffic aisle and at the traffic island at the far west end of Terminal 2 (outside baggage claim).

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Airport Tours

Behind the scenes look at SAN

Get a behind the scenes tour of San Diego airport. Free tours of the airport, runway, endangered species areas, and public area are available. Tours are two hours long and offered on Thursdays at 13:00 and Fridays at 10:00. Submit a request form online.

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Free Wi-Fi

2-hour sessions

San Diego International Airport offers free Wi-Fi for two-hour sessions. If you need more time, simply log back in for another free, two-hour session.

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