Taxi Transfers To and From San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them

Upon arrival at San Diego International Airport, make sure not to leave your personal belongings at the facility.

Transport options available at the airport include rental cars, hotel shuttle services, rideshares, buses, and taxis.

For taxis, shuttles, and rideshares, follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas at the airport.

Taxis at San Diego International Airport

Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Transportation Plaza toward the taxi stand in front of the airport terminal building.

San Diego International Airport is approximately 5 kilometers from the downtown area. A typical taxi fare would be around $15.00.

Base fare and rates are displayed on the meter and include a flag drop charge plus a per-mile charge. If you are traveling from the airport, they will also add $2.00 to your final total.

If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service.

Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.

Hotel Shuttle Services at San Diego International Airport

Many hotels in San Diego have shuttle services though some might require prior reservations. Please confirm if this service is available at your accommodation.

Shuttle services pick up and drop passengers at the Transportation Plaza at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Fares may vary for this service. Please call the hotel front desk for further information.

Additionally, it is customary to give the driver a tip ($5.00 – $10.00 depending on the length of the ride, plus $1.00 per bag if the driver helps you with your luggage).

Ride Shares at San Diego International Airport

Rideshares pick up and drop off passengers from San Diego International Airport Transportation Plaza in front of Terminals 1 and 2.

Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.

Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

It might help if you could ask the driver to identify himself and the name of the passenger he’s picking up. It could prevent people from impersonating drivers.

Finally, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you are not under any obligation to climb into someone’s vehicle.

Taxi fares to & from San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Book Origin / Destination Duration (Mins) Distance Up to 3 passengers Up to 4 passengers Up to 6 passengers Up to 7 passengers Up to 16 passengers
Book San Diego 30 35 KM
Book San Diego Port 30 5 KM
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Book Los Angeles Airport 130 205 KM
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Taxi fares, distances and travel times to & from San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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