Taking a taxicab from and to San Diego International Airport is often the first and last experience tourists have in San Diego. There are no shortage of taxis in San Diego. Catching a taxi from San Diego International Airport or from your resort hotel is fairly easy.
Taxis are readily available at the airport Transportation Plazas. If you need a taxi at San Diego International Airport, simply follow the signs leading to the airport's Transportation Plaza which is located across from Terminal 1 and 2.
Lindbergh International Airport is conveniently located, approximately three and half miles from the heart of the downtown area. A typical taxi fare from the airport to downtown would range from $10.00 $12.00 dollars.
Passengers may telephone reservations for a taxicab using the numbers listed below or hail taxicabs on the street or at any taxicab stand.
Most major hotels and some of the larger shopping centers in the area have taxi stands near the entrance, so you shouldn't have to arrange for them on your own or flag them down on the street. Cab rates can vary but generally start with a $3.10 flag-drop and an additional $3.30 per mile thereafter. Most cabs have a limit of four passengers.
Tip: Always make sure the taxi driver starts the meter, and never pay more than the meter amount. Gratuities are acceptable.
San Diego Airport taxis are regulated by the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) For-Hire Vehicle Administration team licenses and regulates for-hire vehicles in the cities of Chula Vista, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Poway, San Diego and Santee.