The New Terminal 1 project at San Diego International Airport will be bringing many exciting improvements to the travel experience, ranging from food and beverage, shopping, additional parking, and a more stress-free security screening.
As we prepare for the next stage in the project, we must continue to create spaces, not just on the airport site, but on the routes that take us there.
Starting on October 27, visitors heading by foot and by car to San Diego International Airport (SAN) on N. Harbor Drive will access Terminal 1 via new entrances.
Drivers heading westbound on N. Harbor Drive will see the new Terminal 1 entrance near Liberator Way. This will come up earlier for motorists than the previous entrance.
Pedestrians will access the airport from a new path which begins near the intersection of N. Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive.
Drivers should slow down, watch for signage and be prepared to share the road with construction vehicles.
The new entrances will also allow construction crews to continue work on the New T1 Parking Plaza, which is scheduled to open in late 2024. The five-level structure will offer 5,200 parking spaces — 750 more parking spaces than the old Terminal 1 surface parking lot. Ten percent of parking spaces in the new parking structure will be equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles.
The first phase of the New T1 is scheduled to open in late summer 2025.
For a downloadable aerial map showing the new entrances, click here. To learn more about construction impacts, please visit New T1.com.