Wondering what the San Diego Airport transportation options are for getting to, around and from the airport? If so, read on.
The San Diego Airport is centrally located across from Shelter Island on Harbor Blvd., not far from the I-5 freeway. An important thing to keep in mind is to allow a lot of extra time to get to the airport if you are coming during traffic rush hour, as the area gets very congested. If you have an early flight out, you may want to consider staying in a hotel close by. Check the hotel page for San Diego lodging options.
While at the airport, the RED BUS provides transportation between terminals if you need to transfer.
For other ground transportation needs, the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2 have several commercial shuttles available as well as buses. You can also catch them at the curb outside the Commuter Terminal.
Many of the hotels offer courtesy shuttles, so it’s good to inquire beforehand when booking your reservation.
Taxi service is another convenient option. They also leave from the Transportation Plazas.
If you’d rather find a rental car, you can reserve one near the baggage claim areas of Terminal 1 and 2 at the reservation boards. The car rental shuttles, which take you to their respective companies, will pick you up at the Transportation Plazas (across from Terminals 1 and 2).
Public transit buses can take you to downtown San Diego in ten minutes. They stop at Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal. Look for Flyer Route 992. They also connect with Trolley, Coaster and Amtrak stations.