San Diego SAN Airport Terminal Map
Main Terminal / Concourses at San Diego SAN Airport
The passenger terminal complex at San Diego International Airport consists of three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & the Commuter Terminal. T1 & T2 are next to each other connected by a walkway, while the Commuter Terminal is next to the Air Cargo Building. All three terminals added recently new concessions.
NOTE: The large Neal Ash USO Center (tel. 619-296-3192) is in Terminal 1, next to the Alaska Airlines ticket counter.
Getting around at SAN:
1. All three Terminals are served, at their curbside bus stops, by accessible & free Red Bus shuttles running every 10 minutes.
2. Outside Terminal 1 is a Skybridge to parking and ground transportation, the Red Shuttle Bus stop, the City Bus stop, Ground Transportation Plaza, passenger pick-up / drop-off and valet parking.
3. Outside the Commuter Terminal is the City Bus stop and the free Airport Loop bus stop which also stops at T1, at T2 East and at T2 West.
4. Domestic arrivals can transfer between East & West Wings of T1 or T2.
International Arrivals: International Arrivals are at Terminal 2. Unless you have gone through US border clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag and (if needing to connect toanother terminal) take the outside shuttle bus to your connection terminal, go through security check and on to your gate.
Paging Someone: Visual paging monitors are available throughout the terminals - use any of the wite courtesy phones or call from outside the Airport: 619-400-2900.
Terminal 1 of San Diego Airport with gates 1A - 10 serves Alaska /Horizon, Southwest & United (currently only for its LAX flights at gate 4). Its gate areas are composed of an East Wing (gates 2, 1 & 1A are beyond the Southwest ticketing & checkin areas) serving Southwest airlines, and a West Wing with gates 11-18 serving United & Alaska airlines.
A Skybridge leads to parking & ground transportation. In the center is the baggage claim area, and to the left the Alaska & United ticketing & check-in area.
Amenities inside the terminal include restaurants & stores, US Customs, currency exchange, Information booth, ATM machine, 1.
Outside of Terminal 1 are transportation zones A - F and G - J, divided by the Sky Bridge; The MTS Bus stations are near Zone G and A.
Terminal 2 of San Diego Airport has completed its extensive upgrade work by creating a new ticket lobby, adding new jet gates, renovating existing gates, add more shopping & dining options, a spa & a duty-free shop. Two new pedestian sky bridges connect the dual-level roadway to the terminal.
NOTE: passengers can obtain boarding passes at 'Smart Curbs' outside of the terminal, self-check-in bags at kiosks inside, and insert their boarding pass & enter the jetway through automatic gates.
On the elevated Departure Roadway (EDR) are the East & West Pavillions with baggage claim. Both East & West Pavillions connect to the ticketing & check-in level of separate East & West Side portions of Terminal 2. From/to EDR roadway is a walkway to the Arrivals level of Terminal 2, which includes 2 information counters currency exchange, Lost & Found, and baggage claims 1 - 6. Outside of Terminal 2 are transportation zones K and R - Bus stations are near Zone O and R.
Terminal 2 West Side (T2W)) with gates 33 - 51 is currently served by Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country, United & US Airways--except LAX flights from T1, gate 4 (United uses gates 38-40 & 43-46; Delta uses gates 47-51). The two airline counters are on opposite sides of the escalator - to the right: for Delta, Jet Blue & Sun Country; to the left: for US Airways & United - sharing one security checkpoint. Thereafter you arrive at the new 'Sunset Cove (with United Club & Delta Sky Club).
Terminal 2 East Side (T2E) with gates 20-32 is currently served by Air Canada, Allegiant, American, British, Frontier/ Republic, Hawaiian, Japan, Spirit, Virgin America, Volaris & Westjet. It houses one ticketing & check-in area for all its airlines, leading to security checkpoint, Duty-free shops, Admiral's Club and gates.
The small Commuter Terminal at Diego International Airport serves presently only flights to/from Los Angeles (LAX) by American Eagle, SkyWest & United Express, as well as by SeaPort Airlines. It is located on N. Harbor Drive, accessible from either Stillwater Road or Winship Lane. The terminal has a baggage claim, airline check-in counters, food & drinkin the secured area, an ATM machine, gift shop and restaurant. You can catch both the City Bus and the free Airport Loop Bus outside of it.
Current Airline Lounges
American Airlines Admirals Club - T2, inside security, to the left. (tel. 1-800-237-7971)
Delta Sky Club - T2, between gates 37 & 38 (tel. 1-800-221-1212)
United Club - T1, Mezzanine level (tel. 1-800-241-6522).
Exit past security, turn right past terminal 1 lobby, baggage claim, and food court, turn right towards Terminal 2, go through security again, enter Terminal 2
Walk Time: 12 min
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