No matter where you park at San Diego International Airport, you’re never far from your gate. The airport’s customer-friendly parking shuttles continually loop between the airport parking lots and the terminals, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Each of our parking shuttles are color-coded to match the parking lot they serve: Green for the Long Term Lot 1 on Harbor Drive, and blue for the Economy Lot on Pacific Highway. The shuttles feature eye-catching San Diego-themed graphics, low floors, kneeling capabilities and wheelchair lifts. And all of them run on propane.
Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies are another transportation option. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2.
From Terminal 1, cross the skybridge and take the escalators or the elevators to street level. From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk conveniently located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available shuttle, unless you specify a particular shuttle company.
The guide below lists shuttle companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly or use the Web links to find the shuttle that best suits your needs. Policies, services and rates are subject to change and may vary based on destination and passengers.
Assistance can be provided for passengers with disabilities. For this service, it is highly recommended that you contact and coordinate with the shuttle company in advance.
Sea Breeze Shuttle
Walking & Biking To the airport
Walking to the Airport
- A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians – separated from vehicular traffic – connects the airport to Little Italy and downtown San Diego to the east, and to Liberty Station and Point Loma to the west.
- The scenic path runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and North Harbor Drive and passes through Spanish Landing Park.
- Google Maps features the ability to suggest walking routes to and from the airport.
- Crosswalks with traffic signals allow pedestrians to safely cross North Harbor Drive to reach the airport and its adjacent parking lots. Signaled crosswalks are located at the following intersections on North Harbor Drive:
- Rent A Car Access Road to Harbor Island Drive
- Terminal 2 Road
- McCain Road
Walking At the Airport
Pedestrian walkways connect Terminal One and Terminal Two at San Diego International Airport. Pedestrians may reach the Commuter Terminal from Terminal One by heading east on the sidewalk along Airport Terminal Road in front of Terminal One until you reach Air Lane. Then walk east across the Valet Parking Lot and West Wing parking lot to Winship Lane and the Commuter Terminal.
Pedestrian bridges and crosswalks connect the passenger terminals to transportation islands and adjacent parking lots in front of the terminals.
Biking to the Airport
A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, separated from vehicular traffic, connects the airport to Little Italy and downtown San Diego to the east, and to Liberty Station and Point Loma to the west.
The scenic path runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and North Harbor Drive and passes through Spanish Landing Park.
Crosswalks with traffic signals allow cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross North Harbor Drive to reach the airport and its adjacent parking lots. Signaled crosswalks are located at the following intersections on North Harbor Drive:
Harbor Island Drive
Terminal 2 Road
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses and trolleys and North County Transit District (NCTD) Coaster, Sprinter and busses all equipped to accommodate commuters with bicycles.
Bikes At the Airport
Once at the airport, cyclists should exercise caution travelling along the airport roadways in front of the terminals.
Bicycles should be walked when on airport sidewalks.
Bicycle Lockers: Bicycle lockers have been installed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) at San Diego International Airport.
The lockers are FREE to use for bike commuters residing in San Diego County, but there is a $25.00 refundable key deposit, paid to SANDAG’s iCommute program, required to use them. In order to use these lockers, and other SANDAG bicycle lockers in the San Diego region, sign up here.
Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bicycle lockers at the airport are located East of the Terminal 1 pedestrian bridge, along the fence line (4 bikes) and South of pet relief area at T2W, adjacent to northeast corner of NTC parking lot.
Bicycle racks at the airport are located:
- Under the Terminal 2 West pedestrian bridge
- Under the Terminal 2 East pedestrian bridge
- Under the Terminal 1 Pedestrian Bridge
- North East corner of the NTC parking lot
- Under West Wing Building awning
- North East corner of the SDCRAA administration building parking lot
- South side of the taxi hold lot building
- South side of the Rental Car Center
Amtrak & COASTER
Amtrak Intercity and COASTER commuter trains link communities and travelers from as far away as Los Angeles and Orange Counties to downtown San Diego and coastal North County and, includes stops in Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside.
Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station downtown by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at GoNCTD.com, or via the Coaster Mobile App.For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning and disabled services, call 760-966-6500 or visit www.gonctd.com/coaster. For additional information on Amtrak service in San Diego, visit the Santa Fe Depot train station, telephone 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit Amtrak or Amtrak California.