Getting Around


The San Diego International Airport is just five minutes away from the Center. 18 major domestic airlines provide daily service to the top 150 markets and bring nearly 17 million visitors to the destination every year.

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Fast Facts

The San Diego International Airport is the busiest single airport in the country, serving six hundred separate take-off's and landings each day.

The airport is 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego and features 1 runway, 3 terminals, 41 gates and 26 passenger and cargo airlines.

The airport has consistently ranked high on customer service satisfaction surveys. Last quarter, 74% of passengers rated their overall experience as extremely satisfactory. Other cities usually have scores showing only 60% of passengers ranking their overall experience this high.

Lost & Found

The San Diego International Airport's Lost & Found Office is located on the first floor of the baggage claim area in Terminal 2. If you have lost or misplaced an item, please call the Airport Lost & Found Office at 619-686-8002

Car Rentals

The Convention Center is located in Downtown San Diego, a compact and convenient walking area. San Diego is made up of over 50 unique cities and unincorporated areas and renting a car is a great way to explore all the destination has to offer. There are numerous rental car agencies throughout the region with several located at the San Diego International Airport.

Public Transportation

Getting to San Diego's favorite attractions has never been so easy. The region has plenty of public transportation options that include busses, train and light rail.

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers fast and convenient service from the airport to the Convention Center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley and has made trip planning easy with the fun places to go transportation guide. In addition to the trolley, The Flyer, MTS bus route 992, directly services the airport and the downtown area.

The North County Transit District's Coaster provides train service that links downtown San Diego to the region's coastal communities. Stretching from downtown San Diego to Oceanside, the Coaster is a great way to enjoy the California coastline.

Please visit the MTS and North County Transit District websites for information on various routes, fares and schedules.

Taxis / Shuttles

Taxis and shuttles are abundant and easily accessible from the Center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. Taxi fares from the airport to the Convention Center range from $10.00 - $12.00 dollars and shuttle service is just a call away.

Amtrak & Greyhound Bus

The Santa Fe Depot (Amtrak) and the Greyhound Bus Station are located in the heart of downtown San Diego and are within walking distance of the Center.

Amtrak at Santa Fe Depot station offers rail service from San Diego with 11 round trips to Los Angeles, continuing to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Also available at the Santa Fe Depot station is access to the Coaster, local commuter train service, and the San Diego Trolley.

Blocks away from the Santa Fe Depot station is Greyhound. Greyhound operates daily trips into and out of San Diego and connects to all major US cities.

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