San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 20-30 minutes from UC San Diego by car and 60-90 minutes by bus.
There are no direct city buses to the campus area, but you can take bus 992 downtown and then catch either bus 150 (Express) or bus 50. Note that you have to pay for each bus ride separately. Use the SDMTS Trip Planner to plan your journey.
Car rentals are available – free shuttle buses run from the airport to the Consolidated Rental Car Center where all car rental companies are housed.
Shared shuttle vans also operate from the airport, and cost about $20-25. Several companies are listed here.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 2-3 hours from UC San Diego by car (depending on traffic) and 4.5-5.5 hours by public transit. Car rentals can be made at the airport, and travelers intending to use public transit should plan ahead to insure that the appropriate Los Angeles and San Diego MTS passes are available for purchase on site. The use of taxis or ride-share services for travel from LAX to UC San Diego typically costs well over $100 and is not recommended.
Local Amtrak Stations
- Sorrento Valley (SRB)
- Old Town (OLT)
- San Diego (SAN)
Parking at UCSD
The Pangea Parking Structure is the closest lot to the International House. It is a three minute walk from the Great Hall where posters and presentations will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Like most lots on campus, parking at Pangea is free on weekends.