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About San Diego Airport

San Diego International Airport, earlier known as Lindbergh Field and with the airport code SAN, is 3 miles from downtown San Diego, California. San Diego Airport is the busiest single-runway airport in the United States and the third busiest single-runway worldwide. The airport has two terminals, the exact location of which can be seen on the San Diego International Airport map above.

SAN Airport offers both long-term and short-term parking lots. They can be spotted on the San Diego Airport parking map above. There are several offsite SAN parking lots near the airport too.

The new Terminal 2 international arrivals facility opened in 2018 will help handle increased passenger traffic. There's also a $3 billion Terminal 1 extension project, which was approved.

SAN Airport Quick Facts
Airport Name San Diego International Airport
Airport Code SAN
Terminals 2 terminals
Airport Address 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Distance from Downtown San Diego 3 miles
Official Website
Contact Number (619) 400-2404
No Of Destinations 60 non-stop destinations
Focus City for Alaska Airlines
Flight Status: Departures and arrivals
TSA Wait Times

San Diego Airport terminals

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are the two terminals of San Diego International Airport. As you can see on the map of San Diego Airport, these terminals are adjacent and close enough for travelers to stroll between for connecting flights — just not within the security area.

Ground transportation and parking garages are situated outside the terminal buildings at both airports. Although Terminal 2 is larger and more contemporary, Terminal 1 currently handles around half of all passenger traffic and is due for future development.

Terminal 1 is located on the airport's eastern side and primarily serves domestic flights from three concourses, each with its security checkpoint. Terminal 2 is located on the airport's western side and houses two concourses for regional and international aircraft. Unlike those in Terminal 1, the concourses of Terminal 2 are interconnected within the protected area, allowing passengers to move around freely to use the amenities.

How to get between the terminals at SAN Airport


A free shuttle service connects the terminals and parking facilities at SAN. These constantly leave from the curbside of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


There isn't much distance between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and travelers can walk the connecting walkways in about ten minutes. However, since the connecting walkway lies outside the secure area, passengers must pass again through security upon reaching their destination terminal.

More information on San Diego Airport

EV parking in SAN

San Diego International Airport presently has EV parking spots available at:

  • 16 stalls in Terminal 2 Parking Plaza
  • 20 stalls in Terminal 2 NTC Lot
  • 2 stalls in the Terminal 1 Parking Lot
  • 4 stalls in the Cell Phone Lot
  • 2 stalls in the Administration Building

Accessible parking in SAN

All airport-owned parking lots include accessible parking for passengers with disabilities. In addition, wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses service the long-term parking lot.

Pet Relief Areas in SAN

SAN has seven pet relief spots located around the airport. These can be found at:

  • Outside of Terminal 1, at the extreme eastern end.
  • Outside Terminal2, near the walkway connecting Terminals 1 and 2.
  • Three pet relief areas opposite Terminal 2, near the ground transit area.
  • Close to international arrivals, across from the terminal's West side concourse, and next to gate 47.

Important SAN phone numbers

  • General information: (619) 400 -2400
  • Customer Service: (619) 400-2404
  • Lost and Found: (619) 400-2140
  • Parking: (619) 291-2087

Security and customs at San Diego Airport

SAN has five security checkpoints, three at Terminal 1 and two in Terminal 2. Because Terminal 1's three security checkpoints are located at the entrances to each concourse, connecting passengers to/from these concourses will need to re-clear security upon arriving at the next concourse.

The security checkpoints at Terminal 2 do not limit entry to a specific concourse. Thus, travelers may walk freely between them to use amenities.

TSA PreCheck security lanes are provided at all SAN security checkpoints, with different hours of operation. Timings may be seen on the TSA website. The TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center is located outside of security near the American Airlines offices in Terminal 2.

How to get to San Diego Airport

You can get to San Deigo Airport by bus, train, shuttle taxi, rideshare, or driving down.


The SAN airport and downtown San Diego are linked by bus route 992 of the Metropolitan Transit System. Terminals 1 and 2 send out buses every 15 minutes during the week and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays between 5 am and 11:30 pm.


Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station in downtown San Diego is where people can connect to Amtrak and Coaster services. In addition, people can take bus route 992 from the airport to the train station.

The light rail service in San Diego is called the Metropolitan Transit System Trolley. The airport, downtown, and Santee and San Ysidro at the Mexican border can all be reached by the blue, green, and orange lines.

People who want to ride the trolley can take bus route 992 to downtown, where they can get on the trolley at American Plaza or Courthouse station. People can also take the rental car shuttle bus and tell the driver to drop them off one block from the Middletown station, where the green line starts.


Passengers can reserve shared and private ride shuttles at the transportation plaza between Terminals 1 and 2.


Taxis leave at the transportation area opposite the terminals, and an airline employee will assist you in boarding the first available cab. A cab ride from the airport into the city center costs around $11 to $15.


Both terminals at SAN allow for curbside pickup and drop-off from rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. In addition, the transportation plaza between the two terminals can be used for passenger pickup. It's the second lane at Terminal 2 and the third lane in Terminal 1's pickup area.

Driving directions to San Diego Airport

From downtown San Diego

Drive until you reach N. Harbor Drive and turn right onto it. Follow it until you see signs for the terminals.

From La Mesa

Turn left into Massachusetts Avenue from University Avenue. Then, turn right to merge onto CA-94 W, and keep going until exit 17A to merge onto W. Hawthorn Street. Then, use the right two lanes to merge onto N. Harbor Drive, and keep going until you see signs for the terminals.

From Chula Vista

Take I-5 North and stay on it until exit 17A, which will let you merge onto W Hawthorn Street. Then, use the right two lanes to merge onto N. Harbor Drive, and keep going until you see signs for the terminals.

Frequently asked questions

What time does San Diego Airport open?

San Diego Airport is open 24 hours a day; however, departures (without penalty) are only permitted between 6:30 am and 11:30 pm. Because there are no nighttime departures, the gate area is closed each night at 2 am, and all passengers must escape to the pre-security side of the airport.

How busy is San Diego Airport?

San Diego Airport is the busiest single-runway airport in the US and sees over 20 million passengers a year.

How big is San Diego Airport?

San Diego Airport covers 663 acres of land.

Where is San Diego Airport?

San Diego Airport is 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego at 3225 N Harbor Dr.

Are San Diego Airport Terminals 1 and 2 connected?

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of San Diego International Airport are connected by pedestrian walkways. Pedestrian bridges and walkways connect the terminals with the transit hubs and parking spaces in front of them.

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