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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions at San Diego International Airport. If you have a question not answered here — or throughout our web site — please contact us. We look forward to serving you.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is open twenty-four hours a day; however, departures only occur without penalty between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Each airline has its own operating hours, but typically ticket counters are staffed by 4:30 a.m. for check-in. For specific check-in information, please contact the airline you are flying directly.

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Where can I exchange currency or purchase traveler's insurance at San Diego International Airport?

Foreign currency exchange and travelers’ insurance services are available daily at two locations in Terminal 2: in the Baggage Claim area (5am - 6pm) and in the gate areas (5am - 1pm, 4:30pm - 7:30pm). You can reach the Baggage Claim location at (619) 260-1921, or the location in the gate areas at (619) 200-3530 for more information.

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