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San Diego, San Diego International Airport (SAN), USA

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Surrounding area San Diego, San Diego International Airport (SAN), USA

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    Facilities for disabled passengers travelling through the airport include lifts, TDD phones and fully accessible toilets. The inter-terminal shuttle and Flyer Route bus are wheelchair-accessible. Disabled parking is available in all terminal car parks.

    Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel, but on-site assistance is available from volunteer airport ambassadors throughout San Diego International Airport, and by calling from any courtesy or TDD phone.

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    ATMs are available throughout the terminal buildings. Bureaux de change are located in Terminals 1 and 2 only.


    Post boxes are located immediately outside the main terminal buildings. Wireless internet access is available. Public-use telephones can be found throughout the airport.


    There are more than 30 bars, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, snack bars and restaurants at San Diego International Airport. The majority are located in Terminals 1 and 2, while there is one snack bar/restaurant in the Commuter Terminal.


    There are a variety of shops at San Diego International Airport offering giftware, souvenirs, news and books. These can be found in Terminals 1 and 2 – the Commuter Terminal houses just a couple of newsagents. There are no duty-free shops at the airport.


    A lost and found office (tel: (619) 400 2140) is located in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. Use of a luggage trolley costs US$4.


    AED (defibrillator) units are installed throughout the terminals. Bicycle storage lockers are available (for a small deposit). Shoeshine kiosks are situated in Terminals 1 and 2.

    Conference & Business

    San Diego International Airport does not have a dedicated business centre. Several airlines provide club lounges for members and business-class passengers. The nearby Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (tel: (619) 291 2900; has a business centre, a wide range of meeting rooms, a ballroom and an exhibition hall accommodating up to 2,000 delegates.

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    Airport code: SAN

    Number of Terminals: 3


    Airport ambassadors staff Travelers Aid desks and two information booths in the Terminal 1 and 2 baggage claim areas (tel: (619) 400 2261/2263 or 231 5230/688 9856 respectively).

    Transfer between Terminals

    The courtesy Airport Loop shuttle service provides free, 24-hour transportation between all terminals and the car parks.

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    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Hotels in San Diego


    San Diego itself covers a large area, so it’s fitting that its hotel stock should cover a similarly expansive range – from hip to homely, lavish to affordable, boutique to big-name, it’s got much to choose from.

    Pacific Terrace Hotel

    500 SeaWorld Drive
    CA 92109 San Diego
    Tel: +1 619 226 3901
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    Category: Expensive

    A 4-Diamond hotel situated right on the beach.

    The US Grant

    326 Broadway
    CA 92101 San Diego
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    Category: Expensive

    More than a century old, this historic hotel is still a strong high-end choice.

    Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo Scripps Poway

    12011 Scripps Highland Drive
    CA 92131 San Diego
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    Category: Moderate

    A popular all-suite hotel just north of the city.

    500 West Hotel

    500 West Broadway
    CA 92101 San Diego
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    Category: Cheap

    This “upscale hostel” is a notable budget option in downtown San Diego.