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Friday, May 04, 2007

Parking at San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the USA's major airports. The airport estimates that in 2005, more than 17 million passengers made their way through San Diego International, and on any given day, an average of 40,000 passengers arrive or depart. With that many people coming & going, parking for long term trips is at a premium.

The airport itself runs three separate parking lots, two lots on North Harbor Drive and one on Pacific Highway. There are approximately 3,200 spaces available at these three lots and the price per day ranges from $10 - $12 per day. All locations offer free shuttle service and safety measures like security gates, lighting and personnel have been implemented.

During the busy traveling seasons like the summer months & Christmas, finding a parking space at SAN could be difficult. Private operators around SAN offer off-site airport parking to eliminate the hassle of finding a space. These off-site facilities often offer rate at or below those charged at SAN.

The San Diego Airport Parking Company is one privately run airport facility only 7 minutes from SAN. This operator has rates lower than that of the long term parking lots located at SAN and offers other services while your away. These services include Oil changes, auto detailing, and car washes.

Another privately owned parking facility is Park N' Fly. This lot is located on Kettner, only minutes from the main terminals of SAN. Like the San Diego Airport Parking Company, Park N' Fly offers free airport shuttles to & from the airport. Park N' Fly has the benefit of covered parking spaces in addition to standard economy parking. Valet service is also available.

Finally, Park Shuttle & Fly offers off-site airport parking for travelers of San Diego International. Located on Lee Court right next door to San Diego International airport, Park Shuttle & Fly lets you get in, get parked, and get on your way. With rates starting at $10 a day, it is one of the more affordable parking facilities serving SAN.

As you can see, there are numerous parking options for San Diego International. It's needed given the high volume of travelers making their way through this busy Southern California airport.

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