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Getting to the Port of San Diego
Getting to the Port of San Diego
From the San Diego International Airport (SAN)
The San Diego Cruise Terminal is about 7 min. (2.3 mi./3.7 km.) south of the airport. Shuttle, taxi, or town car/limo are the best options. If you arrive at Terminal 1, taxis and shuttles are reached via the SkyBridge on Level 2. At Terminal 2, use the crosswalk at Ground Level.
Using a Shared-Ride Van Service or Shuttle—Reservations are not required at SAN; Transportation Coordinators are on hand to find you seats on the next available shuttle. Among the authorized shuttle services are familiar names like Super Shuttle (800-9-SHUTTLE 800-974-8885) and Prime Time Shuttle (800-RED-VANS 800-733-8267, http://www.primetimeshuttle.com) and local operator Sea Breeze Shuttle (800-777-0585 http://www.seabreezeshuttle.com). From other locations, call or go online to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. A one-way fare from SAN to the port is around $12/person.
Using a Car Service, Town Car, or Limo—Both SuperShuttle and Prime Time Shuttle offer car services. Expect to pay around $40 for a one-way trip from SAN to the port for up to three adults.
Taking a Taxi—A taxi between the airport and cruise terminal costs about $12-$15. Trips are metered. Dispatchers pair travelers with the next available car at the airport's Ground Level.
Rental Car—A car rental is only practical if you'll be making an extended pre-/post-cruise stay, since the airport is so close to downtown. All the national chains are represented. See the airport web site for a full list http://www.san.org/sdia/transportation/car_rental.aspx.
Parents take note: If you’re traveling with a child under 8 years of age or under 60 lbs. (27 kg.), you must bring an approved child safety seat to use in cars, taxis, and shuttles (not required on buses).
By Highway or Rail
Driving directions from I-5: The vast majority of drivers from the Los Angeles area will arrive via Interstate 5. Take I-5 south to Exit 17 "Front St. Civic Center." Follow the signs for Front. St. Go south on Front St. about 0.33 mi./0.5 km., then turn right onto Ash. St. and drive 0.5 mi./0.84 km. to its end at Harbor Blvd. Turn left onto Harbor Blvd. The B Street and Broadway cruise terminals will be two blocks ahead, on the right. Drivers from Phoenix will arrive via I-8, while travelers from Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and the eastern Los Angeles Basin will come via I-15.
Cruise Parking for $12-$24/day is located across from the piers, on the north side of W. Broadway. Better deals are to be had near the airport, for around $12-$15/day. Both Park 'N Fly (web: http://www.pnf.com/locations/san-diego-park-n-fly-lot-1) and the SDIA Economy Lot (web: http://www.san.org/sdia/parking/long-term.aspx) provide shuttle service to and from the cruise piers.
By Rail: San Diego's Santa Fe Depot is just three short blocks from the cruise piers. This is the terminus point for Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the regional transit district's Coaster commuter rail line. Pacific Surfliner runs between San Diego and Los Angeles, and then north to San Luis Obispo. Especially noteworthy for Disney-conscious travelers is the stop in Anaheim. Los Angeles Union Station is also served by the Coast Starlight from Seattle, the Sunset Limited from New Orleans, and the Southwest Chief and Texas Eagle from Chicago. https://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train.
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