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Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at San Diego International Airport

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to San Diego International Airport. Request a ride up to 90 days before your flight, at any time and on any day of the year.

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Pickup at San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the SAN airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

For curbside pickup in the terminal area, choose Uber Black or Black SUV.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about San Diego Airport pickup points directly in the app.

For UberX, UberXL, and Comfort, rideshare pickups occur at the transportation islands. Terminal 1’s pickup location is at the transportation island closest to the terminal. Terminal 2’s pickup location is at the transportation island farthest from the terminal (Lane 2) on the arrivals level.

For Uber Black and Uber SUV, the pickup location is at the curbside of each terminal.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned SAN pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

San Diego Airport Map

San Diego Airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. All international flights are handled out of Terminal 2.

San Diego Airport map

Top questions from riders

  • Yes. Go to this list of airports around the world where you can request a ride with Uber.

  • 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 going here and entering your pickup spot and destination. Then when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.

  • 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 rideshare 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

  • Alaska
  • Frontier
  • Southwest

San Diego Airport Terminal 2

  • Air Canada
  • Allegiant
  • American
  • British Airways
  • Delta
  • Edelweiss
  • Hawaiian
  • Japan
  • JetBlue
  • Lufthansa
  • Spirit
  • Sun Country
  • United
  • WestJet
  • 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.


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