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Flights to San Diego

The city of surfer dudes and skater boys, San Diego is a laid back gem of a city. Sitting right on the border of California and Mexico, the sunny city is famous for its beaches, live music, and world class animal parks. Whether you’re flying to San Diego for business or pleasure, you can find the best deals on flights with Skyscanner.

Airports in San Diego

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the main airport serving the San Diego area. The airport is also known as Lindbergh Field, as it’s built near the spot where renowned American aviator Charles Lindbergh set off on the world’s first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight. Another claim to fame, San Diego International is the busiest single runway commercial airport in the USA: and the second busiest in the world after London Gatwick.

Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) also serves San Diego, and sits just across the border in Mexico.

Airlines that fly to San Diego

British Airways is currently the only airline flying directly from the UK to San Diego International Airport, with flights from London Heathrow. No airlines currently fly from the UK to Tijuana International Airport.

Getting into San Diego

Like all Southern Californian cities, San Diego is a city that’s best enjoyed if you have a car. There are plenty of rental options at San Diego International, with 18 car hire companies to choose from. This list includes big names like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz.

Taxis are also available outside the San Diego International terminal. Prices vary, although a rough guideline is $14 (roughly £8) plus tip from the airport to Union Station in the city centre. Always ask the driver for a price before getting in a cab.

Alternatively, you can catch the Airport Flyer Bus (number 992) from outside each of San Diego Airport’s three terminals. A regional day pass costs $5 (roughly £2.90) and gives you free transfers on public transport to help you get to your final destination.

Getting to San Diego from Tijuana International Airport is slightly more difficult as you have to cross from Mexico into the USA. It’s important to ensure you have all of your papers in order. Volaris Airlines offer a shuttle from the airport into San Diego, and there’s also a Greyhound Bus which runs from Tijuana to San Diego. You can also hire a car, but be prepared for long lines as you cross the border.

Find flights to San Diego

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