SAN Airport Parking Options

San Diego International Airport

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    SAN Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Long Term Lot (Harbor Drive) $20 /day (drive-up)
    $17 /day (online reservation)
    Terminal 1 Lot $32 /day
    Terminal 2 Lot (McCain Rd) $32 /day
    Terminal 2 Plaza $32 /day (drive-up)
    $21 /day (online reservation)
    Curbside Valet (terminals 1 & 2) $40 /day (drive-up)

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal 1 Lot 0 - 30 min: $2.50
    30 - 60 min: $6.00
    1.0 - 1.5 hours: $8.00
    1.5 - 2.0 hours: $10.00
    2.0 - 2.5 hours: $12.00
    2.5 - 3.0 hours: $14.00
    3.0 - 3.5 hours: $16.00
    3.5 - 4.0 hours: $18.00
    4.0 - 4.5 hours: $20.00
    4.5 - 5.0 hours: $22.00
    5.0 - 7.0 hours: $28.00
    7.0 - 24 hours: $32.00
    Terminal 2 Lot (McCain Rd) 0 - 30 min: $2.50
    30 - 60 min: $6.00
    1.0 - 1.5 hours: $8.00
    1.5 - 2.0 hours: $10.00
    2.0 - 2.5 hours: $12.00
    2.5 - 3.0 hours: $14.00
    3.0 - 3.5 hours: $16.00
    3.5 - 4.0 hours: $18.00
    4.0 - 4.5 hours: $20.00
    4.5 - 5.0 hours: $22.00
    5.0 - 7.0 hours: $28.00
    7.0 - 24 hours: $32.00
    Terminal 2 Parking Plaza 0 - 30 min: $2.50
    30 - 60 min: $6.00
    1.0 - 1.5 hours: $8.00
    1.5 - 2.0 hours: $10.00
    2.0 - 2.5 hours: $12.00
    2.5 - 3.0 hours: $14.00
    3.0 - 3.5 hours: $16.00
    3.5 - 4.0 hours: $18.00
    4.0 - 4.5 hours: $20.00
    4.5 - 5.0 hours: $22.00
    5.0 - 7.0 hours: $28.00
    7.0 - 24 hours: $32.00
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    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • The Terminal 2 Parking Plaza has an option for covered parking and you can reserve a space ahead of time.
    • All terminal lots have a 10 minute free parking grace period.

    General airport info

    San Diego International Airport
    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

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    Airport parking options at SAN

    On-airport lots

    The short-term lots have parking for $2.50 for the first 30 minutes. The long-term options offer parking for $13.00 - $20.00 / day.

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    3rd party lots

    There are only 4 options for privately owned parking lots. These private lots range from $11 - $25 / day.

    The San Diego Airport Parking Co. offers hourly, daily, weekly and monthly parking options.

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    Hotels

    There are several hotel parking options available. The hotel lots range from $7 / day to $60 / day depending on which lot you choose. One of the hotel lots offers uncovered self parking only.

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    Hotel lots

    The surrounding area around the San Diego International Airport has 9 hotel lots you can choose from.

    There is more information on the hotel lots on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.

    The prices range from $7.00 / day to $60.00 / day in this area.

    FAQ's

    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot starts from $2.50 for the first hour to $32.00 per 24 hours.

    Yes. You can use the cell phone lot at SAN Airport for free. Make sure to not leave the vehicle unattended. You can also use the Short-term parking for 20 minutes for free.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking option at SAN Airport are Terminal 1 Parking Lot and Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, which offers $32 per 24 hours.

    There is valet service at San Diego International Airport, which costs $40 per day. There are also several offsite airport parking lots that offer this service for affordable rates.

    Yes. There are two Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations available to the public located at Terminal 2 Parking Plaza-16 stalls. Terminal 2 NTC Lot-20 stalls.

    Yes. There is the Cell Phone Lot that allows you to park until your passenger arrives and calls to say they are ready for pickup.

    Yes. Most of the parking areas at SAN Airport are covered. However, you may also check with many offsite parking lots to see your other options.

    You can park your motorcycle at any SAN Airport parking lot, paying regular car rates. On the other hand, drivers operating oversized vehicles or hauling trailers must pay additional parking fees for taking up additional spaces.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to check the real-time status of parking availability at SAN Airport. However, you may call 619-291-2087 for more information.

    Yes. You can make early bookings to secure a parking spot at SAN Airport’s official parking webpage. However, there are several offsite parking spaces options around the airport that allow early booking. Here are some of your options:

    Unfortunately, SAN Airport doesn’t offer parking discounts to active military men and veterans.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces.


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