San Diego Intl Airport Transportation

San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh Field, is located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego, 15 miles from Mexico and is accessible by railway, metro bus, a trolley system, luxury car and limousine service, and taxi cab service.

Amtrak runs 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is located at the Amtrak Santa Fe Depot. Amtrak trains run countrywide and arrive at the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego. The depot is within 3 miles of San Diego International Airport. Travelers arriving at the depot can take a taxi or metro bus from the depot to the airport in a few short minutes. The Coaster commuter rail is also located at the Santa Fe Depot and connects north county travelers from Oceanside, Carlsbad, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Solana Beach, and Del Mar to downtown and within 3 miles of the airport. Additionally, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner provides transportation to the depot and onto San Diego International Airport through taxi or shuttle bus.

The San Diego Trolley is another local option for San Diego commuters. The trolley is a light rail transit network that runs through downtown, Balboa Park, Little Italy, El Cajon, La Mesa, National City, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and Mission Valley making stops for airport travelers at the bus route at the America Plaza Station. A bus can then be taken directly into the airport. Metro Buses are available and make frequent stops at businesses, the train depot, or the San Diego Trolley taking passengers to the airport.

Luxury cars and limousines are available for private transportation service. Check online through the San Diego Convention Center for businesses offering the service.

Airport shuttles are also available at a fixed cost and travel to local neighborhoods. Taxi services are located all over San Diego County connecting travelers to San Diego Airport at a metered fare.