• 2018 Scientific Sessions Air and Ground Transportation

    Air and Ground Transportation

    Explore your travel options to San Diego International (SAN),  with more than 60 nonstop markets in the U.S. and abroad.  


    Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi unless you specify a particular taxicab company. 

    Shuttle Services 

    Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies are another transportation option. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2. 

    From Terminal 1, cross the skybridge and take the escalators or the elevators to street level. From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk conveniently located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available shuttle unless you specify a particular shuttle company. 

    The guide below lists shuttle companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly or use the hyperlinks to find the shuttle that best suits your needs. Policies, services, and rates are subject to change and may vary based on destination and passengers. 

    Assistance can be provided for passengers with disabilities. For this service, it is highly recommended that you contact and coordinate with the shuttle company in advance, click here for more details. 

    Public Transportation 

    Amtrak Intercity and COASTER commuter trains link communities and travelers from as far away as Los Angeles and Orange Counties to downtown San Diego and coastal North County and, includes stops in Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. 

    Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station downtown by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. 

    The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at GoNCTD.com

    For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning, and disabled services call 760.966.6500 or visit www.gonctd.com/coaster

    For additional information on Amtrak service in San Diego, visit the Santa Fe Depot train station, telephone 800.USA.RAIL, or visit Amtrak or Amtrak California