San Diego International Airport (SAN) Information

(San Diego, California - CA, USA)

Owned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and often known as simply the Lindbergh Field, San Diego International is one of the world's busiest single-runway airports and every month handles approximately 1.5 million passengers.

This busy air facility boasts a lengthy history, being officially opened for business in 1928, when seaplanes were a common sight here. The early 1960s saw the arrival of jet planes, with new terminal buildings being built during the following decades. Today, roughly 200,000 take-offs and landings are expected each year.

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Address: 3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101, California CA, USA
Telephone: +1 619 686 8065
San Diego International Airport stands just 3 miles / 5 km to the northwest of the downtown district, being located between Beeson Field and the Harbor Island Drive Park. Principal airlines operating here include Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.

San Diego Airport (SAN) Guide


San Diego's airport contains three large terminal buildings, connected by regular courtesy shuttle buses.



San Diego city center is easy to reach from the airport, with the route being well signposted. Major roads nearby include Route 163, Route I-8, Route I-15, the Pacific Highway and North Harbor Drive. By car, the journey should take no longer than five to ten minutes, depending upon the amount of traffic at the time.

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Regular buses travel between central San Diego and the airport throughout the day, being operated by the Metropolitan Transit System and following Route 992. Stops along the way include Broadway, Columbia Street, Front Street, North Harbor Drive and the Pacific Highway, as well as the America Plaza, Coaster and Amtrak stations. Buses run between 05:00 and 23:30, operating at 15-minute intervals Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday.

The city's light rail transit network (trolleys) is also connected by Route 992 and serves the Convention Centre, the San Diego State University and the Old Town, amongst other places of interest.

Taxis and Limousines

Taxi ranks are easy to find at San Diego Airport, being located outside of the Transportation Plazas at each of the terminal buildings, including Airport Yellow Cabs, American Cabs and Orange Cabs. Various limo and luxury sedan companies also operate here, such as Avant-Garde, Carey, Cloud 9, Presidential Limousines, Sterling Rose Transportation and Torrey Pines.