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Arriving by Air

San Diego is serviced by San Diego International Airport, located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. 22 major and commuter airlines fly into the San Diego International Airport. For terminal and airline information call (619) 231-2100.

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

Arriving by Car

San Diego can be a big city if you are unfamiliar with where you want to go. Use the convenient are map as a general guide to sites and area attractions.

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Public Transportation in San Diego


The Metropolitan Transit System
(MTS) operates buses, trolleys and coasters and provides convenient public transportation throughout San Diego County, including travel to and from the San Diego International Airport, all shopping centers, attractions, beaches, hotels and Mexico. You can reach MTS at 1-800-COMMUTE. The following are especially popular among visitors to San Diego:

  • The San Diego Trolley is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. Often called San Diego's "moving landmark", the Trolley is also a fun way to get around, whether commuting to work, traveling to the International Border, or heading to Centre City's shopping, restaurants, harbor and historic attractions. The San Diego Trolley now serves historic Old Town, California's birthplace, as well as Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Qualcomm Stadium, and PetCo Park. The San Diego Trolley runs every 15 minutes throughout most of the day and 30 minutes in the evening.
  • The North County Coaster runs 43 miles along the coast with station stops in downtown San Diego, Old Town, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. You can also get a free trolley transfer which will take you to Tijuana. The Coaster provides comfortable, convenient, and dependable way to travel between coastal North County and San Diego.

Amtrak offers convenient daily service from Los Angeles to San Diego, featuring 10 daily trains to/from San Diego. The average trip takes approximately 2:40 hours.
For schedules and fares call (800) USA-RAIL

Recreational Transportation
San Diego offers various other recreational and fun transportation services such as pedicabs, gondolas, horse-drawn carriages, ferries and water taxis.


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