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.


    Post boxes are located immediately outside the main terminal buildings. Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) 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.


    There are a variety of shops at San Diego International Airport offering giftware, souvenirs, news and books.


    A lost and found office (tel: +1-619/400 21 40) is located in Terminal 2 (West).


    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. Three „Lactation Rooms“ are each located post-security in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The „Spirit of Silence“, or Reflection Room, is a serene place for travelers to contemplate, meditate or pray, located post-security in Terminal 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: +1-619/291 29 00; has a business centre, a wide range of meeting rooms, a ballroom and an exhibition hall.

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    Airport code: SAN

    Number of Terminals: 2


    Airport ambassadors staff Travelers Aid desks and two information booths in the Terminal 1 and 2 baggage claim areas. They are visible in their blue shirts with “Airport Information” emblazoned on the back.

    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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    Visa & Immigration

    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

    610 Diamond Street
    CA 92109 San Diego
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    Category: Luxurious

    A 4-Diamond hotel situated right on the beach.

    The US Grant

    326 Broadway
    CA 92101 San Diego
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    Category: Luxurious

    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.

    Cherokee Lodge

    964 D Avenue
    CA 92118 San Diego
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    Category: Budget

    This welcoming B&B is situated close to Coronado Beach and within walking distance of a number of bistros and restaurants. Complimentary parking is provided.

    Kings Inn

    1333 Hotel Circle South
    CA 92108 San Diego
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    Category: Budget

    This very decent, family-friendly hotel has 138 rooms and is located in Mission Valley, just north of downtown San Diego. With its large outdoor pool and fitness center, it offers good value for money.