San Diego Airport (SAN) Parking Guide
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Last Updated: November 28, 2016

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San Diego (SAN) International Airport Parking Guide

The San Diego Airport services the San Diego, California region. It is located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego and is the busiest single-runway airport in the United States.

There is also abundant parking. Drivers can choose from four on-airport parking options, and a few off-site lots and garages near the airport.

This guide is designed to help you find the best parking option depending on what matters most to you. Read on for parking rates, details on short and long term options, maps, tips, and links to other resources.

SAN Quick Facts:

Address: 3225 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Airport Parking Contact Number: (619) 400-2404
Number of Airport Parking Options: 9 (4 on-airport, 5 off-site airport)

San Diego Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the San Diego airport costs from $2 for terminal parking to $38 per day for valet parking. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at San Diego International Airport.

  • Short-Term SAN Parking

    The San Diego Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. Terminal Lots 1 & 2 are located right in front of each terminal entrance. If you are simply picking someone up or dropping them off here, the Hourly Parking is the perfect option, however if you need overnight parking, you should opt for either the Daily Parking or Economy Parking areas. See below for short-term parking rates.

    Hourly Parking (Terminal Lots 1 & 2) Rate 
    0-30 Minutes $2
    30-60 Minutes $5
    Hours 1-1.5 $7
    Hours 1-5-2 $9
    Hours 2-2.5 $11
    Hours 2.5-3 $13
    Hours 3-3.5 $15
    Hours 3.5-4 $17
    Hours 4-4.5 $19
    Hours 4.5-5 $21
    Hours 5-7 $27
    Hours 7-24 (Per Day) $30
    Daily Parking (Long Term Lot on Harbor Drive) Rate
    Per Day $20
    Economy Parking (Economy Lot off Pacific Highway) Rate
    Per Day $13
    Valet Parking  Rate
    Per Day $38
  • Long-Term SAN Parking

    There are two options for long-term parking at San Diego Airport: the Long Term Lot and the Economy Lot. The Economy Parking Lots are situated off the Pacific Highway, northeast of the airport. The Long Term Parking Lot is located due east of the airport.

    Terminal Lots 1 & 2 Rate
    Per Day $30
    Daily Parking (Long Term Lot on Harbor Drive) Rate
    Per Day $20
    Economy Parking (Economy Lot off Pacific Highway) Rate
    Per Day $13
    Valet Parking  Rate
    Per Day $38

SAN Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for SAN
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All Parking Near SAN Map: click on the icons to show the parking garage name and website links

You can also reserve parking now on SpotHero with participating garages:

SAN Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near Hartsfield-Jackson Airport can be expensive, especially if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons to make it more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page: Find official airport information like rates and news. The airport site links to information on the airport, flights, and passengers.

Groupon: Some garages near SAN participate in Groupons, this could be useful if you’re looking to save on parking.

Global Airport Parking: This airport parking search engine allows you to search for available parking and compare rates. Simply enter the time frame in which you will need to park and you will receive a list of available parking options and their rates, along with an interactive map.

About Airport Parking: An easy to use airport parking search engine and app, About Airport Parking lets you compare rates on available airport parking. Choose your airport, enter the time during which you will need to park, and you will receive a list of results, sorted by price. You can choose other options such as valet or self park and also opt for additional services, such as car wash and mechanical services.

Airport Parking Reservations: Another simple airport parking search engine and app (iPhone only), which allows you to compare rates on parking by the airport and time frame in which you will need to park. After entering your criteria, search results are returned with several options, including hotel parking.

Airport Parking Connection: Much like the other sites, this airport parking search engine allows you to shop for parking by airport and when you will need to park.  This site also allows you to search with other criteria, such as valet or self-park.  The results will include several available options, which are you can sort by price, rate, and distance, and also includes an interactive map.

FlySmart: FlySmart is like having your own personal airport concierge. You have access to real-time flight information and parking lot availability. The app also includes other functionalities, such as itinerary management. This app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

San Diego Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

San Diego Airport Parking Co. – Whether you need long term parking at San Diego Airport, or short term, San Diego Airport Parking Co. offers competitive rates for parking. Furthermore, you can also score a free shuttle to and from the airport!

Park and Go San Diego – One of the most convenient off-site airport facilities, Park & Go San Diego offers a 24 hour airport shuttle to make sure you arrive to your flight on time! The parking facility is located near the Port of San Diego, and is adjacent to SAN. If you park often, ask about their Frequent Parker Program to see what benefits you could receive!

Park ‘N Fly – Offering a variety of parking options including valet, covered parking, and offsite parking at San Diego Airport, you can choose parking that is most suitable to you and your needs. The facility offers luggage assistance and a 24/7 shuttle to put that pre-flight anxiety at ease.

San Diego’s Park, Shuttle & Fly – Located less than 2.5 miles away from SAN, you can be shuttled to the airport quickly on a free express shuttle! Park, Shuttle & Fly also prides themselves on being among the safest and most secure airport parking lots, with staff on site 24/7.

Aladdin Airport Parking – Have peace of mind parking at this well-lit facility. Continuous, free shuttles operate daily to drive you to and from the airport. At Aladdin, you can also choose to self-park, or have a valet parking experience.

San Diego Airport Hotel Parking with Shuttle Service

Many people are discovering the wondrous luxury that is Park, Stay, and Fly packages offered by many hotels. These deals allow you to stay at the hotel the night before your flight and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, while leaving your car parked at the hotel. The following hotels offer Park, Stay, and Fly packages, along with complimentary shuttle to the airport. Call the hotel ahead of time to ensure availability and rates, as they can change at any time.

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Address: 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101
Distance from SAN: 1.6 miles
Phone Number: (619) 232-3861
Daily Rate: $11.00 for self park, $14 for valet

Sheraton San Diego Airport
Address: 1380 Harbor Island Dr San Diego, CA 92101
Distance from SAN: 0.3 miles
Phone Number: (619) 291-2900
Daily Rate: $12 for self park, $17 for valet

San Diego Airport Parking Tips

  • Electric Vehicle Charging – You can find EV charging stations in terminal parking lots 1 & 2.
  • Valet Amenities – If you choose valet parking, services such as car washes and oil changes are available.