San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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San Diego International Airport (SAN), serving the region surrounding San Diego, California, is situated three miles northeast of downtown San Diego. SAN is considered to be the busiest single-runway airport in the United States.

Travelers in and out of the San Diego International Airport have a choice of four parking options on-site and several off-site lots and garages located conveniently near the SAN airport.

This guide will help provide the information required to help you make the best choice from the options available to you, such as parking rates—both long and short term—and hotels that offer parking and shuttles, and possible places to grab a meal.

Parking Rates and Options

Travelers can expect to pay from $2 for parking near the terminal up to $38 per day for valet parking.

Long Term

There are currently five options at SAN for long term parking: that of the Daily Parking Long Term lot, Terminal Lots 1 & 2, and the Economy lot, and Valet Parking.

Off-Site Long Term w/ Shuttle

Per Day - $10

Off-Site Long Term w/ Rideshare

Marina Cortez Lot - $8

Terminal Lots 1 & 2

Per Day - $30

Daily Parking (Long Term Lot on Harbor Drive)

Per Day – $20

Economy Parking (Economy Lot off Pacific Highway)

Per Day - $13

Valet Parking

Per Day - $40

Short term

The San Diego International Airport provides the traveler with a choice of hourly and daily parking areas near the terminals. Located right in front of the entrance to the terminal are lots Terminal 1 & 2. 

If you find you need to pick up or drop someone off, hourly parking is the best option. However, if you need overnight parking, your best options are Daily Parking or Economy parking.

Hourly Parking (Terminal Lots 1 & 2)

0-30 minutes $2.50
30-60 minutes $6.00
Each additional 1 ½ hours $2.00

Airport Resources

No matter how travelers look at it, parking rates at or near the San Diego International Airport can be expensive and costly—especially if you have to park there for several days.

With this mindset, we have gathered a few ideas and resources to help you find some of the best rates and discounts and coupons in an attempt to make your parking more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page

This page offers information on a variety of options that are both convenient and economical. The site provides rates, live availability, and up to date news. There is also information on links to the flights, passengers, and airport itself.

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Hotel Parking with Airport Shuttle Service

Many travelers are learning the park, stay, and fly luxury that many hotels offer these days. They can stay at the hotel the night before and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, all while never moving their vehicle. There are several hotels within .3 to 2 miles of San Diego International Airport that offer park, stay and fly packages and complimentary shuttle service to and from the terminals.

Sheraton San Diego Airport

Distance from SAN: 0.3 miles

1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.291.2900

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Distance from SAN: 1.6 miles

1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.232.3861

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport

Distance from SAN: 1.7 miles

2592 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: 619.221.1900

Holiday Inn San Diego – Bayside

Distance from SAN: 2 miles

4875 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: 619.224.3621

Parking Tips

Electric Vehicle Charging (EV)

Travelers can conveniently find EV charging in the terminal parking lots 1 & 2.

Valet Amenities

For those who wish to take advantage of valet parking, there are services available such as car washes and oil changes.

Local Eateries

Although there are several places to grab a bite to eat near the San Diego International Airport, those that rated with the most stars are:

Coal Bros Taqueria - Restaurant

407 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Pacifica Breeze Cafe - American

3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Globe-spanning fare plus beer & cocktails from a full-service restaurant with a breakfast menu.


Prado at the Airport - American

Terminal 2 East

A polished spin-off of the Balboa Park original serving American cuisine & cocktails in sit-down digs.


Phil’s BBQ - Barbeque

Terminal 2 West

Ribs, chicken & sandwiches pair with cocktails & draft beers at this outpost of a local BBQ chain.


California Pizza Kitchen - Restaurant

Terminal 2 East

Chain eatery serving up inventive pizzas plus pasta & salads in a modern setting.

Stone Brewing – Restaurant

3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Rustic pub spin-off of the Escondido craft brewery, serving farm-to-table eats, beer & cocktails.


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