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San Diego International Airport

Lindbergh Field is the major airport in San Diego and is served by all major airlines with direct non-stop service to cities in the U.S., Hawaii, Canada (Toronto), Mexico (Baja California) and the United Kingdom.

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Mar 04, 2003

San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport is located quite near the city. For this reason, it's not exactly big, since there's only room for one runway. Several airlines still offer flights to San Diego, and direct flights are available from Canada, Mexico, Japan and the UK. There are only two terminals, with the bigger Terminal 2 handling all international flights. It's got several restaurants and shops. The airport can be reached using public transportation, but since it's so close to the city, I'd recommend hiring a cab to get downtown, especially if you're carrying lots of luggage.

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Oct 29, 2013

SAN. San Diego Int'l

This airport is under some serious construction so I thought it was an absolute mess flying in and out of here. There just isn't enough space for the arrivals and departures. Even with having status and waiting in a lounge I felt this airport was sub par and totally in need of an overhaul. Just trying to get to the gate to board was a mess of people crammed into a small space and trying to get by when our boarding group was called was a nightmare.

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Jul 25, 2013

Airport close to downtown

Lindbergh Field is the major airport in San Diego and is served by all major airlines with direct non- stop service to cities in the U.S., Hawaii, Canada (Toronto), Mexico (Baja California) and the United Kingdom.

What a surprise - in contrast to many other USA cities - it's located very close to a downtown, at the Pacific Coast ---> easy and fast access to the city. Take a bus 922 or a taxi or a shuttle. Shuttle and bus service in and near the airport offers access to hotels and locations in and around San Diego.

Landing airplanes go from the inland, they take off towards the Pacific Ocean.

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Jul 23, 2003
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Cabs and Car rentals from the San Diego Airport

Welcome to San Diego!

Now that you arrived, you are wondering about Car rentals and Taxi services. To catch a cab or rent a car, just proceed up the escalator from the baggage claim area. It will lead you to the TAXI cue area and the shuttle bus pickup spot.

San Diego airport has an employee there managing the Taxi pick area, so you won't have to wait but a minute or two to catch a cab. It's awesome! If needing a TAXI after you arrive at you hotel or destination, I have listed a few Cab services on the bottom of this tip.

For car rentals, there are no on-airport car rental agencies. However, you can catch a shuttle bus to any and all of them with a 5-min shuttle ride. The car agencies run there shuttles ever 5-15 minutes, so there isn't that much of a wait. Shuttles are free, however if you have 10 bags and the shuttle driver has good customer service, I sometimes tip him a dollar or two. I feel it promotes better service for us all.

Independent Cab Owners Association (619) 291-3333

Yellow Cab Co of San Diego (619) 234-6161

USA Cab Limited (619) 231-1144

S D Yellow Cabs Inc (619) 234-6161

Website below gives additional info

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Jan 10, 2007


San Diego's airport is Lindbergh Field. It is located right in the city and that is the reason that there are no skycrapers in the city. The airport has been remodeled in the last few years and is now one of the nicest terminals in the country. The airport code is SAN.

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Aug 25, 2002

san diego airport is very near...

san diego airport is very near downtown;bus 992 every 10 minutes makes the link airport/downtown for 2.25 $,you need the exact fare to put in the plot
many buses to los angeles;greyhound station is at the corner broadway avenue/2nd street;
also buses to las vegas;
there is an amtrak train to los angeles at santa fe station;
there is a tram to san ysidro,from there you cross the mexican border by foot;
or you have also a grayhound bus to tijuana.There is a bus to las vagas,via escondido,temecula,perris,riverside,san bernardino,barstow;the first towns have a little old west style

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Jun 05, 2010

Lindburgh Field airport is...

Lindburgh Field airport is just a few miles from the City. Did you know that Lindburgh's plane The Spirit of St. Louis was built in San Diego? do you care? This plane pictured took us to LA, don't forget to claim mileage plus points!
The trolley is a convenient way to get around. It runs as far as the Mexican border one way.

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Aug 25, 2002

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San Diego International Airport

the gateway to the City of San Diego. The San Diego International Airport lies close to Downtown San Diego as it is only about 3 miles north of Downtown Area and unlike other major airports in the Continental United States which have two or more parallel runways, Lindbergh Field (San Diego International Airport) only has a Single Runway but a really busy one that is. The Airport is a Major hub of Major Budget Carrier Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. The airport has two Big terminals and a small commuter terminal for Regional Commuter Airlines like Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle) of which Terminal 1 and 2 houses the major domestic airlines and Gates 18 to 22 of Terminal Two houses the Major International Airlines Such as British Airways, Japan Airlines, Volaris, Aeromexico and Air Canada to the Countries of Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan. You can Take Airport Shuttle, Taxis, Limousine Taxis and the San Diego Metrobus 992 connects the Airport to San Diego.

address: 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

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Sep 17, 2014

Big City, small airport

Wife and I recently vacationed in TX and flew home to CA via Southwest Airlines (SWA). We generally like SWA and regularly travel with them. Since there was no direct SWA flight from San Antonio to Sacramento, we needed to schedule a connection in either San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix or LAX. We'd changed planes on the outward leg in Phoenix and I decided we would vary or return by connecting in San Diego. The layover was to be 2.5 hours, but since it was around lunchtime, I thought it would be an opportunity for relaxed meal on a Saturday afternoon. I like to schedule our return flights on Saturday because my experience has been that Saturdays are not too busy at the airports. Turned out to be a big mistake. SWA is the sole airline served from a circular terminal building there. Seems as though there were a thousand passengers sardined into that tiny space. Only food available was downstairs-outside of security at a fastfood Chinese place. I noted the other terminals seemed to have few flights moving, confirming my Saturday travel model-except for SWA. Now, since that experience I've found that the adjacent terminal has a food-court. But to access it would have meant going thru yet another security checkpoint. I get weary of removing my shoes, etc. My advice? For SWA passengers, avoid connecting at San Diego. For SWA-please expand into an adjacent terminal-you have too many folks competing for floor space and air...

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Oct 02, 2014

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