Hours of Operation
San Diego International Airport is open twenty-four hours a day; however, departures only occur without penalty between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. With no departures overnight, the gate area is closed each night around 2am and all guests must exit to the pre-security side of the airport. Guests may re-populate the gate areas once the security checkpoints are opened (around 4:15am.) Each airline has its own operating hours, but typically, airlines with morning flights will have ticket counters staffed by 4:30 a.m. for check-in.
For specific check-in information, please contact the airline you are flying directly. To contact the Airport or Airport Authority, please call 619.400.2404.
Travelers who require special assistance should contact airlines ahead of time to
request assistance in reaching airline-boarding gates. San Diego International Airport
and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have implemented increased
security for all airline passengers. These heightened security measures may result
in longer waiting times to pass through security checkpoints.
Baggage Check and Claim
Baggage claim carousels are centrally located in each terminal. For assistance,
contact the appropriate baggage claim office or airline ticket counter.
Eateries & Shops
The airport offers a variety of locally-owned and nationally known eateries and an exciting mix of shopping choices, including San Diego-based shops and national brand favorites. For information about operating hours and offerings, please visit our SHOP DINE & RELAX pages.