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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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Ground Transportation

Where do I rent a car upon arrival at San Diego International Airport?

Effective, January 20, 2016, all car rental pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies serving San Diego International Airport will occur at the new Rental Car Center. Free dedicated shuttle busses will run continually to ferry customers between the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center. For a list of local rental car agencies, visit our Rental Cars page.

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