San Diego Airport Departures SAN

San Diego International Airport

Address: 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Airport code: SAN
Elevation: 15 ft
Phone: +1 619-400-2404

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Discover San Diego international airport departures

Located around 3 miles from Downtown San Diego, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority manages the airport  (prior Lindbergh Airfield). It is spread across 663 acres of land. According to recently released numbers, the airport served 25.2 million passengers in 2019, and the number of SAN airport departures dropped more than 60 percent in 2020 due to the pandemic. The airport’s 9,400 ft runway is the second busiest in the world for San Diego airport departures. Only London-Gatwick and Mumbai International have more San Diego departures on a single runway.

San Diego Airport destinations and airlines

It offers San Diego departures to international locations like the UK, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Canada. However, the San Diego Airport primarily serves domestic flight passengers. The single-runway airport is often considered one of the most challenging ones due to its short landing area and proximity to skyscrapers. San Diego departures are from the carriers United Airlines, American Airlines, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, and Southwest who are the major airlines that operate from the airport.

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In what may prove to be a sign for good times to come, JSX airline is set to introduce new SAN airport departures to Las Vegas that offer a private jet-like experience. The airline suggests such flight is the need of the hour as passengers wish to fly to their favorite holiday destinations while ensuring they follow physical distancing norms while in the air.

Protocols and regulations at San Diego Airport

Since January this year, travelers flying from outside the US need to carry COVID-19 test results with them before their departures. Persons who have recovered from the infection can bring a certificate indicating the recovery. The coronavirus test results should not be older than three days from the San Diego airport departures date. It is mandatory for every airline entering the US airspace to confirm that they have documents for all the passengers on the flight. In case if any traveler fails to submit the necessary records, the airline may not let him or her enter the plane.

Terminal check-in

Multiple check-in options are available for travelers flying out of San Diego International Airport. Passengers prefer online check-in. It is open 24 prior to the San Diego departures time. Travelers can print their boarding pass or opt for a digital copy to avoid the queue and human contact. Check-in time and the online check-in process vary from one airline to the other. It’s advisable to check the airline website to get answers for check-in timing queries.

Domestic flight passengers should reach the airport at least two hours before the San Diego flight departures, while those who intend to take an international flight should be there at least three hours prior. It goes without saying that using a mask and maintaining physical distancing is mandatory while at the airport premises for San Diego airport departures. Failing to comply with these basic regulations can result in hefty fines, and let’s not forget that airlines like Delta add such passengers’ names to their no-fly list. It’s everyone’s duty to adhere to safety and security guidelines while at the airport and inside the flight.


SAN departures leave from terminal 1 or 2. Most will leave from terminal 2 because it’s a lot bigger. Terminal 2 is divided by east and west.

Terminal 1: Sun Country, Spirit, JetBlue, Allegiant Air, Frontier and Southwest

Terminal 2: Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, WestJet, United, Delta, American Arlines, Alaska Airlines, Edelweiss, Japan and Lufthansa.

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San Diego airport transportation

There are different modes of transport if you want to continue your journey after arrival. For example, there are taxis ready to travel to your hotel or a hotel courtesy bus/ride share if you have booked these in advance. Northeast of the airport are some train stations that allow you to travel north along the coast as far as Los Angeles.

If you want to rent a car, that is also possible. There is a Car Rental Center just a 10-minute drive away. Here you can rent a car at the well-known car rental agencies.

If you use your own car and want to park at the airport, that is also possible. However, parking at terminal 1 is temporarily not possible for the construction of a new garage. It is scheduled to be completed in 2024. So park at terminal 2 at all times.

Hotels nearby

No hotels directly at the airport but enough in the area such as downtown, the bay and the beaches. We have selected a few for you:

Village of La Jolla:

  • La Jolla Cove Hotel & Suites
  • Grand Colonial

Pacific Beach:

  • Ocean Park Inn
  • Blue Sea Beach Hotel

San Diego Bay:

  • Kona Kai Resort & Spa
  • The Bay Club Hotel & Marina
  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
  • InterContinental San Diego, an IHG Hotel
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • Hotel del Coronado
  • Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel