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San Diego International Airport (SAN) Parking Guide

California’s San Diego Airport is located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego and is the busiest single-runway airport in the United States.

In terms of San Diego Airport parking, drivers can choose from four on-airport parking options, and a few off-site San Diego airport parking lots and garages near the airport.

This SAN parking guide is designed to help you find the best parking options 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.

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San Diego Airport Online Parking Reservations

Explore parking options near San Diego Airport and use SpotHero to make a reservation

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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. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Long-Term Parking Options

There are two main 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. There are also long-term off-site parking facilities that charge as low as $10 per day, offer advanced reservation online, and provide shuttle service to the terminals.

Long-Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $10
Long-Term Off-Site W/Rideshare $8
Marina Cortez Lot – Book Now! $8
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 $40

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 $2.50
30-60 Minutes $6
Each Additional 1.5 Hours $2

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Official San Diego Airport Parking Map

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Other San Diego Airport Parking Resources

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

SpotHero: SpotHero sells extra inventory from parking operators near SAN, often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

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.

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San Diego Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

WallyPark – This national airport parking operator has 2 locations near San Diego Airport – WallyPark and WallyPark Lot 2. Customers can chose from covered, uncovered, valet and self park options. Amenities include a complimentary shuttle every 5 minutes, car detailing, oil change, pet boarding and more.

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!

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.

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.

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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.

Sheraton San Diego Airport Address: 1380 Harbor Island Dr San Diego, CA 92101 Distance from SAN: 0.3 miles Phone Number: (619) 291-2900

Wyndham San Diego Bayside Address: 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101 Distance from SAN: 1.6 miles Phone Number: (619) 232-3861

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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.