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How to get a ride from San Diego Airport
Request when you’re ready to walk outside
And choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs.
Pro-tip: for curbside pickup in the terminal area, choose Uber Black or Black SUV
UberX, Comfort, XL, and Pool - head to the traffic islands
Terminal 1: the pickup location is at the transportation island closest to the terminal. Terminal 2: the pickup location is at the transportation island farthest from the terminal (Lane 2) on the arrivals level.
Uber Black and Black SUV - curbside pickup at the terminal
Choose a pickup point and meet your driver at the curb.
San Diego Airport map
Top questions from riders
- Do Uber driver-partners pick up at San Diego Airport?
- How much will an Uber trip to San Diego Airport cost?
The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) San Diego Airport depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.
You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.
- Where do I meet my driver for an airport pickup?
Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
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San Diego International Airport visitor information
San Diego International Airport serves the city of San Diego, California, and handles around 22.5 million travelers annually. SAN Airport is about a 7-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown San Diego, which is located 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the airport.
San Diego Airport terminals
San Diego International Airport has 2 passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. There are 3 San Diego Airport lounges, located in Terminal 2. You can plan your trip using the information below.
San Diego Airport Terminal 1
San Diego Airport Terminal 2
- Air Canada
- British Airways
- Sun Country
- Air Space Lounge
- Delta Sky Club
- United Club
San Diego Airport international terminal
San Diego Airport international flights board from Terminal 2. San Diego International Airport offers nonstop flights to half a dozen international destinations.
Dining at San Diego Airport
There are many places to eat at San Diego International Airport. Dining options include bars, cafes, fast-food places, and restaurants, where people can have a sit-down meal or grab food to go, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. Travelers looking to buy a beverage or bite to eat can visit the San Diego Airport Starbucks.
Getting around San Diego Airport
A San Diego Airport shuttle transports passengers between the parking lots and the terminals, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Things to do at San Diego Airport
San Diego Airport has a spa located in Terminal 2, by Gates 26 and 36. SAN Airport also has an extensive selection of art exhibited throughout the airport, with both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Every season is celebrated with artistic performances. Concerts take place every third Thursday of the month at Terminal 2 baggage claim, and piano concerts take place every Friday at Sunset Cove, a concessions area. There are also many stores to visit for passengers interested in San Diego Airport shopping. Travelers can explore San Diego Airport’s newsstands, high-end jewelry stores, fashion apparel shops, and cosmetics stores to purchase a variety of goods.
Currency exchange at San Diego Airport
San Diego Airport currency exchange offices are located in Terminal 2, in 2 locations: by the baggage claim (across from Carousel 3) and in a post-security mobile unit, near Gate 22.
Hotels near San Diego Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near SAN, there are more than 40 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near San Diego Airport
- Balboa Park
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Coronado Island
- Gaslamp District
- Mission Beach
- Old Town San Diego
Find more information about SAN airport here.