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Flying into San Diego

Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport is managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and receives more than 16 million passengers a year.

Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird's eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and offer gourmet food and drink from local restaurants.

Airport Transportation and Parking

A taxi or shuttle is a quick and easy way to get to your destination and they can be found at the island outposts outside of each terminal. The free Airport Shuttles runs between the Sycuan Green Line Middletown Trolley Station and the airport every 10 to 15 minutes. For car rentals, the airport is served by all major car rental agencies. Courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.

Airport parking is located outside of all three airport terminals, with valet parking service at Terminals 1 and 2. To save time when you leave, take your parking ticket with you and pre-pay at automated express parking pay stations. With these pre-paid tickets, you can then use the express pay exit lane when leaving the terminal. Otherwise, there are staffed payment booths at the exit gates of each parking lot where you can pay.

Operating seven days a week, early morning to late night, Bus Route 992 offers curbside drop-off/pick-up service right outside baggage claims in both terminals 1 and 2. Equipped with luggage racks, Bus Route 992 runs every 15 minutes on weekdays for most of the day and every 30 minutes on weekends. Purchase a day pass from any ticket machine found near the information booths in both terminals and at any trolley station for unlimited rides on Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Buses and Trolleys during your entire journey. Alternatively, you can download Compass Cloud, the free mobile ticketing app to buy 1-Day and 30-day passes from your smartphone for immediate use anytime, anywhere.

The following travel information is obtained from the San Diego Tourism Authority
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