San Diego International Airport has a number of parking options for travelers. Motorists
can park on-site for up to 30 days. The airport offers parking lots conveniently
located outside the Commuter Terminal, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. These lots are in high demand
and can be expected to fill to capacity. See the additional parking lots below for
more airport parking options.
Terminal 2 Parking
The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 – which had been relocated for
15 months as part of The Green Build construction – is now open to airport visitors,
providing more convenient parking for travelers flying out of Terminal 2. The lot
offers 700 close-in parking spaces for travelers and meeters/greeters and several
innovative, environmentally friendly features.
If parking is full in front of Terminal 2, travelers should proceed to McCain Road for Terminal
2 access. To reach the lot, motorists should follow the green parking signs
on Harbor Drive and turn on McCain Road and follow the signs.
SAN Park lots offer quick and easy access to the airport and are located in close
proximity to airport terminals. The airport provides complimentary shuttle service
to the terminals. You can find more information about our long-term
parking lots here.
Complimentary round-trip shuttle transportation is provided from SAN Park Pacific
Highway to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
There are two ways to pay for parking at the airport:
- Take your ticket with you, and use the automated express parking pay stations located
outside Terminal 1. You can then use the express pay exit lane when leaving the
- Pay at the staffed payment booths at the exit gates of each parking lot.
Parking rates at San Diego International Airport are clearly posted at each parking
lot. Both payment areas accept cash and major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American
Express, Discover and Diner’s Club). For your convenience, several ATMs are located
within each terminal.
Lost tickets are charged at the maximum daily rate.
Parking for travelers with disabilities is available in all lots. However, parking
in front of Terminal 2 has temporarily closed due to construction, and is now located
west of Terminal 2, off McCain Road. Parking spaces for the disabled are available
in these lots and the airport provides a wheelchair-accessible complimentary shuttle
to the terminals. For additional information, call Parking Information at 619.291.2087.
Parking Lot Security
Parking lots are regularly patrolled by airport personnel.
Emergency lockout service and/or towing can be arranged by calling Parking Information
Curbside Drop-Offs, Parking and Pick Up
Curbside parking is never permitted at San Diego International Airport. Curb fronts
are reserved for active loading and unloading only, and stopping times should be
brief. This policy is in accordance with heightened security measures and is strictly
enforced by airport personnel.
Unattended vehicles and vehicles in “No Parking” areas will be ticketed and towed.
When picking up arriving travelers, be aware that parking in front of the terminals
is in high demand and can be expected to fill to capacity. Alternatively, those
meeting and greeting visitors can park in the airport’s
convenient cell phone lot to avoid circling on airport roadways.
Parking Contact Information
For additional questions about Airport parking, please call Parking Information,
24 hours a day at 619.291.2087.