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Biking to the Airport

  • A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, separated from vehicular traffic, connects the airport to Little Italy and downtown San Diego to the east, and to Liberty Station and Point Loma to the west.

  • The scenic path runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and North Harbor Drive and passes through Spanish Landing Park.

  • The San Diego Regional Bike Map can help you plan a convenient and scenic bicycle route to or from the airport. DecoBike can rent you a bike from one of their dozens of San Diego locations, some across from the airport along Harbor Drive. In addition, Google Maps features the ability to suggest bicycle routes to and from the airport.

  • Crosswalks with traffic signals allow cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross North Harbor Drive to reach the airport and its adjacent parking lots. Signaled crosswalks are located at the following intersections on North Harbor Drive:
    • Liberator Way
    • Harbor Island Drive
    • Terminal 2 Road
    • McCain Road
  • Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses and trolleys and North County Transit District (NCTD) Coaster, Sprinter and busses all equipped to accommodate commuters with bicycles.

At the Airport

  • Once at the airport, cyclists should exercise caution travelling along the airport roadways in front of the terminals.

  • Bicycles should be walked when on airport sidewalks.

  • Bicycle Lockers:
    • Bicycle lockers have been installed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) at San Diego International Airport.
    • The lockers are FREE to use for bike commuters residing in San Diego County, but there is a $25.00 refundable key deposit, paid to SANDAG’s iCommute program, required to use them. In order to use these lockers, and other SANDAG bicycle lockers in the San Diego region, sign up here
    • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Bicycle lockers at the airport are located:
    • East of the Terminal 1 pedestrian bridge, along the fence line (4 bikes)
    • North of the West Wing building, located at 2320 Stillwater Rd (4 bikes)

  • Bicycle racks at the airport are located:
    • Under the Terminal 2 West pedestrian bridge
    • Under the Terminal 2 East pedestrian bridge
    • Under the Terminal 1 Pedestrian Bridge
    • North East corner of the NTC parking lot
    • North side of the West Wing Building
    • North East corner of the SDCRAA administration building parking lot
    • South side of the taxi hold lot building
    • South side of the Rental Car Center

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Walking to the Airport

  • A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians – separated from vehicular traffic – connects the airport to Little Italy and downtown San Diego to the east, and to Liberty Station and Point Loma to the west.
  • The scenic path runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and North Harbor Drive and passes through Spanish Landing Park.
  • Google Maps features the ability to suggest walking routes to and from the airport
  • Crosswalks with traffic signals allow pedestrians to safely cross North Harbor Drive to reach the airport and its adjacent parking lots. Signaled crosswalks are located at the following intersections on North Harbor Drive:
    • Rent A Car Access Road o Harbor Island Drive
    • Terminal 2 Road
    • McCain Road

At the Airport

  • Pedestrian walkways connect Terminal One and Terminal Two at San Diego International Airport.
  • Pedestrians may reach the Commuter Terminal from Terminal One by heading east on the sidewalk along Airport Terminal Road in front of Terminal One until you reach Air Lane. Then walk east across the Valet Parking Lot and West Wing parking lot to Winship Lane and the Commuter Terminal.
  • Pedestrian bridges and crosswalks connect the passenger terminals to transportation islands and adjacent parking lots in front of the terminals.