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San Diego - Driving Directions

From the Cruise Ship Terminal

o Go west on North Harbor Drive toward West B Street.

o Commuter Terminal is 1.7 miles ahead on right hand side; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are 1/4 and 1/2 mile beyond the Commuter Terminal.

From I-5 Northbound

o Take San Diego Airport / Hawthorn Street exit (signs will direct you onto westbound Hawthorn Street).

o Proceed to N. Harbor Drive and turn right.

o Commuter Terminal is one mile ahead on right hand side; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are 1/4 and 1/2 mile beyond Commuter Terminal.

From I-5 Southbound

o Take San Diego Airport / Sassafras Street exit. This puts you onto Kettner Boulevard.

o Take Kettner to the traffic light at Sassafras Street and turn right.

o Proceed down the hill to the traffic light at Pacific Highway and turn left.

o Take Pacific Highway about 1/2 mile to Laurel Street and turn right.

o Take Laurel Street to the next light, N. Harbor Drive, and turn right.

o Commuter Terminal is one mile ahead on right hand side; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are 1/4 and 1/2 mile beyond the Commuter Terminal.

From State Roue 163

o Take State Route 163 Southbound to I-5 North and follow directions above for I-5 Northbound.

From I-8

o Take State Route 163 or I-5 Southbound and follow applicable directions above.

From I-15

o If North of State Route 163, take State Route 163 Southbound and follow directions above for State Route 163 Southbound.

o If South of State Route. 163, take I-8 West and follow applicable directions above for I-8 Westbound.

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San Diego - Public Transport

Amtrak and 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, including 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 Flyer Route No. 992 every 10 minutes between 5:00 a.m. and 12:50 a.m.

Amtrak operates seven days a week, 365 days per year, with twelve round trips. Tickets may be purchased at the Amtrak station. Amtrak and Coaster offer the 'Rail 2 Rail' option for passengers of either system to use the other's trains under certain specific uses. See an Amtrak agent for details.

The Coaster operates Monday-Saturday. There is no Sunday service, and no service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning and disabled services, call 800.COASTER (800.262.7837). 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.

Metro Bus

Public transit is available via the Flyer Route No. 992, a Metropolitan Transit System bus that travels to and from the Airport and downtown San Diego, stopping between Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal. The 10-minute bus service connects with Trolley, Coaster and Amtrak stations and is wheelchair accessible.

Planning a trip using Flyer Route 992 is easy when you use the Online Transit Information System.

Trolley Service

The San Diego Trolley does not stop at the Airport. However, it does reach many neighborhoods and areas with popular attractions and landmarks, such as Old Town, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley. Rider Information is available to help you use the trolley with ease and comfort.

Shuttle Services

On Airport Service

The Red Bus provides complementary wheelchair-accessible transportation between the Airport's terminals. Buses run at intervals not to exceed 10 minutes. Designated Red Bus stops are located curbside at all three terminals. For additional information call Lindbergh Parking, Inc. at 619.291.1508.

Off Airport Service

Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies are a popular and convenient transportation option. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside at the Commuter Terminal.

From Terminal 1 you must cross the skybridge, and take either the escalators or the elevators to street level. From Terminal 2, cross the Terminal 2 skybridge and take either the escalators or the elevators to street level, or use the pedestrian crosswalk conveniently located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza. A Transportation Coordinator 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, passengers and number of stops.

Shuttle Company Phone Number

A Blue Shuttle

1-800-719-3499

Access Shuttle

619.282.1515 / 800.690.9090

Airport Shuttle

619.234.4403

Cloud 9 Shuttle

800.9.SHUTTLE (800.974.8885)

Coronado Livery

619.435.6310

EZ Ride

800.777.0585

Seatop Shuttle 619.222.2744

Sea Breeze Shuttle

619.297.7463

Xpress Shuttle

800.900.RIDE (7433)

The Flyer

800.COMMUTE (266.6883)

Taxicab Service

Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available taxi – unless you specify a particular taxicab company.

The guide below lists taxicab companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly or use the Web links to find the taxicab service that best suits your needs. Please refer to a San Diego phone book yellow pages for a complete list of taxicab services.

Name Payment Street Phone

Airport Yellow Cab of San Diego American Express, Visa, and Mastercard upon request. 639 13th St.

San Diego 619.234.6161

American Cab All major credit cards upon request 433 10th Ave.

San Diego 619.234.1111

Orange Cab All major credit cards upon request 3911 Pacific Hwy. #208

San Diego 619.291.3333

San Diego Cab Major credit cards upon request 3485 Kurtz St.

San Diego 619.226.8294 / 800.368.2947

USA Cab All major cards upon request 2660 Imperial Ave.

San Diego 619.231.1144

Limousines

Many limousine companies provide service from San Diego International Airport. Please check your local telephone directory for a listing of companies, or visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of limousine providers.

Be sure to verify with your limousine provider that the company is licensed to pick up passengers at San Diego International Airport.

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San Diego - Car Parking

Cell Phone Lot:

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority offers the option of a Cell Phone Waiting Lot for parking, free of charge, as a temporary way-station for motorists picking up passengers at the Airport. Motorists will be able to avoid making a series of loops past the terminals and around airport roadways by waiting in a 50-space parking lot. Once contact is made between the driver and incoming passenger, motorists will proceed to the terminals, cutting congestion in front of the terminal buildings during peak summer travel months.

Features of the Cell Phone Waiting Lot include:

Fifty parking spaces available Maximum wait time of 60 minutes Vehicles must be turned off and attended at all times Lot is self-monitored, but signage with clear instructions is posted at the entrance and along North Harbor Drive Available for use 24 hours a day Portable restrooms soon available Map & Directions

Long Term Parking:

San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers travelers several long-term parking options. Each location offers quick and easy access and is conveniently located within close proximity of the airport terminals. All locations offer free shuttle service. For your safety and security, each parking facility is fenced, well lighted, paved, and open 24 hours. No reservations are required.

For detailed information, see below:

SAN Park Harbor Drive

290 Parking Stalls

$12 per Day

Phone: 619.400.2333 or dial 4726 from any white courtesy phone in the airport terminals

SAN Park NTC

1,300 Parking Stalls

$12 per Day

Phone: 619.400.2323 or dial 7275 from any white courtesy phone in the airport terminals

SAN Park Pacific Highway

1,600 Parking Stalls

$10 per Day

Phone: 888.2-FLY-SAN

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San Diego - Intra Terminal Transfer

The Red Bus provides complementary wheelchair-accessible transportation between the Airport's terminals. Buses run at intervals not to exceed 10 minutes. Designated Red Bus stops are located curbside at all three terminals. For additional information call Lindbergh Parking, Inc. at 619.291.1508.

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San Diego - Car Hire

Car Rental

Car rental reservation boards are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Use the courtesy phones provided to request shuttle transport to the car rental company of your choice. Please note that using a reservation board is not always necessary. Car rental shuttles regularly operate at the Terminal 1 center traffic aisle and at the traffic island at the far west end of Terminal 2. If you follow the signage to any of these areas, it is likely that a shuttle will be waiting.

The guide below lists car rental companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly or use the Web links to find the rental company that best suits your needs. Rental policies, services and rates are subject to change and may vary among companies.

Note: If the rental car agency of your choice is not listed, please check with our Volunteer Airport Ambassadors for further information.

Name Street Phone

Advantage Rent-A-Car / 3443 India St. San Diego / 619.858.3730

Alamo Rent a Car / 2942 Kettner Blvd. San Diego / 619.297.0311, 800.GO.ALAMO (46.25266)

Autorent Car Rental / 3346 Kettner Blvd. San Diego / 619.692.3006

Avis Rent a Car / 3180 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego / 619.231.7171, 800.852.4617

Car Rentals from Budget / 3125 Pacific Hwy. San Diego / 800.527.0700

Dollar Rent A Car / 2499 Pacific Hwy. San Diego / 619.234.3389, 800.800.4000

Enterprise Rent a Car / 1691 Hancock St. San Diego / 619.225.888, 800.270.8881

Fox Rent-A-Car 2727 Kettner Blvd. San Diego / 619.692.0300, 800.225.4369

Hertz Rent A Car / 3202 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego / 619.220.5222, 800.654.3131

National Car Rental / 3280 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego / 619.497.6777, 800.CAR.RENT (227.7368)

Pacific Rent-A-Car / 2100 Kettner Blvd. San Diego / 619.233.3366

Rent4Less / 2305 Pacific Highway San Diego / 619-233-6277, 866-614-7368

Thrifty Car Rental / 1120 W. Laurel St. San Diego / 619.429.5000, 800.847.4389

West Coast Rent a Car / 834 W. Grape St. San Diego / 619.544.0606

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San Diego - Info And Helpdesks

Volunteer Airport Ambassadors

Volunteer Airport Ambassadors (VAA) are San Diego 's information source for business and leisure travelers, as well as meeters and greeters at San Diego International Airport . Visible in their green polo shirts with “Airport Information” emblazoned on the back, 260+ highly trained VAA provide free airport information and terminal building way finding assistance. Volunteers have specific information pertaining to hotels, rental cars, taxicabs, courtesy shuttles, or public transportation. Volunteers staff information booths in the baggage claim area of Terminals 1 and 2; roam the terminals providing mobile information; and drive a courtesy cart in Terminal 2 West (post security) to assist passengers who may require mobility assistance. Assistance is available at two information booths:

Terminal 1 – 619.231.7361 Terminal 2 – 619.231.5230

Daily hours of operation at both locations are 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lost/Damaged Baggage

If your luggage does not arrive or is damaged, visit the airline's baggage claim office located in the baggage claim area. For additional assistance, directly contact the airline baggage claim office or ticket counter.

Lost & Found

The Airport Lost & Found Office is located on the first floor of the baggage claim area in Terminal 2. Daily office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The phone number is 619.400.2140.

If you have lost or misplaced an item, please be prepared to provide:

A detailed description of the item The date when the item was lost The specific location where the item was lost

Positive proof of ownership will be required to claim an item.

If you have lost an item on an aircraft, please contact the airline directly.

As a rule, please protect your personal belongings at all times. Particular care should be taken as you go through the Airport’s heightened security procedures. Security checkpoints are a common location where passengers forget their belongings.

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San Diego - Airport Facilities

Terminals

San Diego International Airport is committed to providing superior operational efficiency, service and comfort. Each of our three terminals is a passenger-friendly facility designed to accommodate the needs of more than 15 million passengers each year.

The Airport's state-of-the-art facilities feature dozens of interesting displays. From cultural arts exhibits to the lifesize replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis airplane hanging above baggage claim in Terminal 2, San Diego International Aiport provides a rich, welcome experience for the traveling public.

Food & Beverages

There are 30 food and beverage establishments within the Airport's three terminals. From brand names to local vendors, if you have a special craving, it's sure to be satisfied at the Airport’s eclectic array of eateries.

If you have a special craving, it's sure to be satisfied at San Diego International Airport. Try a tasty taco, satisfy your sweet tooth or break for a cold microbrew (and watch The Big Game). It’s all here for your enjoyment. Terminal 2 features an exciting new food court and a variety of shops, operated by Host Marriott Services Corporation and its partners. You will find national brand favorites and local San Diego offerings that perfectly complement the other bustling shopping and dining outlets throughout the Airport.

Terminal 1:

Arriba Margarita Bar & Restaurant Boudin Bakery Charger Sports Bar Chili's To Go Karl Strauss Brewing Company McDonald's Pizza Hut Express Snack Bar Pizzeria Uno Snack Bar Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill San Diego Tap Room Starbucks Coffee -1st floor Starbucks Coffee - 2nd floor TCBY Treats The Galley

o Cinnabon

o Pizza Hut Express

Top Gun Bar

Terminal 2:

Bloody Mary's Bar & Restaurant California Pizza Kitchen Cinnabon Cramer's Deli Home Turf Sports Bar Karl Strauss Beer Garden Kassianna Coffee Cart (baggage claim) La Salsa McDonald's Naked Juice Bar Nathan's Pizza Hut Express See's Candy Cart (2) Starbucks Coffee (2) Submarina / TCBY

Commuter:

Cinnabon Submarina

Shopping

The Airport’s exciting variety of shops turns pre-flight waits and layovers into a unique pleasure.

Lounges & Club Rooms

The Airport’s exciting variety of shops turns pre-flight waits and layovers into a unique pleasure. Grab that last-minute San Diego souvenir or a worldwide bestseller before boarding. Don’t be surprised if you are tempted to buy even more. After all, you will have plenty of great choices. Here’s a look at what’s “in-store.”

Terminal 1:

Baja Books Daily News Express Connect Gifts, Etc. Global News Los Regalos (gifts) San Diego News Connection

Terminal 2:

Author's Bookstore Express Bodicare Images of California (news and gifts) Lobby Cart (baggage claim) See's Candies Shoe Shining Service Spirit of San Diego (news and gifts) Sunstyle (news and gifts) Water's Edge (news and gifts) West Zoo (news and gifts)

Commuter:

News & Gifts

Lounges & Club Rooms

If you need a quiet reprieve or want to plug in and get some work done, the Airport provides four lounges for passengers and the military.

Terminal Maps

Airport club rooms offer travelers a quiet respite from the bustle of crowded public areas. Several major airlines provide these private surroundings where passengers with memberships can relax or work – before, after or between flights.

American Airlines Admirals Club

Location: Terminal 2, inside security on the left

Club Information: 800.237.7971

Delta Crown Room

Location: Terminal 2, between Gates 37 and 38

Club Information: 800.221.1212

United Red Carpet Room

Location: Terminal 1, Mezzanine Level

Club Information: 619.231.5692

Neil Ash USO Center

Members of the U.S. military and their families are welcome to enjoy the comforts of the nation’s largest airport USO Center. The Neil Ash USO Center includes a lounge, among other amenities, and is located on the ground level of Terminal 2.

Baggage Carts

Passengers with heavy or large numbers of bags will find baggage cart dispensers conveniently located throughout the Airport. The rental fee is $2.00 per cart. The dispenser accepts currency and credit cards.

Foreign currency and travelers’ insurance services are available in Terminal 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in Terminal 2 (post-security) from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information call Terminal 1 at (619) 295-1501, or Terminal 2 at (619) 681-1941.

All five mailboxes at SDIA are located curbside (outdoors). Mailboxes can be found in front of the Commuter Terminal, at Terminal 1 in front of Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, and at Terminal 2 near each of the two Red Bus stops.

SDIA is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted outside of the terminal buildings. California law prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all entrances to public buildings. For your convenience, ashtrays are located in the vicinity where smoking is permitted.

There are eight Bank of America ATMs located throughout the three terminals at SDIA.

Commuter Terminal – Main lobby (pre-security) near entrance Terminal 1 - Food Court (pre-security) and gate concourses (post-security) Terminal 2 East - Food Court (pre-security near Cinnabon), and gate concourses (post-security) Terminal 2 West - Across from Delta Air Lines ticket counter (pre-security) and gate concourses (post-security)

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San Diego - Conference Facilities

San Diego International Airport does not have a business center. Many local hotels conveniently located in the vicinity of the Airport offer business center services.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1380 Harbor Island Drive · San Diego, California 92101 · United States

Phone: (619) 291-2900 · Contact Us · Announcements

The Sheraton San Diego Resort & Marina is the prime choice for your event. Our stellar location on San Diego Bay affords a fine setting for weddings or other special occasions, while our conference facilities make us ideal for business functions.

With 45 flexible meeting spaces totaling 80,000 square feet, there’s a room for every event. Our largest space, the Grande Ballroom, is 15,000 square feet and can host up to 2,000 people. Four other major ballrooms can accommodate up to 800 each.

Overlooking the water, our Executive Conference Center is certified by the IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) and has seven rooms accommodating from 16 to 77 in a variety of configurations, including an intimate boardroom.

Business & Meeting Services

Our business center will handle all of your copying, faxing, mailing, typing and data processing needs during your visit.

Let our on-site audiovisual professionals help you create the perfect presentation. Rentals of projectors, screens, video cameras and TVs are available, as are full services for large productions.

We are the only conference hotel in the western U.S. with a dedicated T3 line for its meeting facilities. We also have wireless High Speed Internet Access available in our lobby and meeting spaces.

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

4875 No. Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

Toll Free: 800-662-8899

Direct: 619-224-3621

San Diego Meetings & Banquets

Overlook San Diego Bay as you gather for business or socialize with friends at a banquet dinner at this extraordinary conference center and wedding hotel. Experience beautiful San Diego banquet rooms, as well as expert service at the Holiday Inn Bayside.

The spacious San Diego meeting facilities offer 5,000 square feet of flexible event space, featuring floor to ceiling windows with full blackout capabilities. Experience stunning views of the San Diego Bay and downtown skyline from the balcony off the 5th floor Harborview Room, providing the perfect San Diego wedding reception location. The tropically landscaped poolside deck at this San Diego wedding hotel is the ideal venue for an outdoor reception, Hawaiian luau, or western BBQ buffet.

Corporate gatherings are very rewarding when you combine the "Miles for Meetings" and "Meeting Promise" programs. Event planners may choose one of five value-added options when 10 rooms are booked per night at this San Diego conference center for the length of the group event. Also enjoy the convenience of complimentary wireless high speed internet access that is available in all meeting facilities, as well as throughout the hotel.

Please contact our Sales Department at 619-224-3621, 800-650-6660, or sales@ holinnbayside.com with any questions on rates and availability. We look forward to making your next corporate or social event a complete success!

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San Diego - Handicapped Facilities

Various accessibility services are conveniently located throughout SDIA to assist travelers with disabilities. You may request personal assistance at any time by calling Airport Paging from any courtesy phone or TDD phone location. Once you are connected, tell the Airport Operator that accessibility services are required. The nearest Airport personnel will be dispatched to provide assistance. For assistance, click on Passenger Assistance: Accessibility Services. You may download the Accessibility Guide.

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San Diego - Wireless Lan

Boingo provide WiFi internet access at ORD ariport through Gates 1 & 2, United/USAir rotunda, Arriba Margarita Restaurant, Bloody Mary's Bar, food court, Home Turf Bar, Karl Strauss Beer Garden, Top Gun Bar, NFL snack bar area. ($7.95 per day / $21.95 per month).

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San Diego - Hotels

There are no hotels on the airport grounds.

Hotels close to airport:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1380 Harbor Island Drive · San Diego, California 92101 · United States

Phone: (619) 291-2900 · Contact Us · Announcements

From San Diego International Airport

Follow the exit which becomes Harbor Island Drive. Drive straight through the intersection to Harbor Island Drive. The hotel is on the right-hand side.

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Enjoy the free shuttle transportation, which runs every 15 minutes, between East and West Towers as well as the San Diego International Airport. Look for the gray, white and blue vans!

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

4875 No. Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

Toll Free: 800-662-8899

Direct: 619-224-3621

Courtesy shuttle available from the airport

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