San Diego International Airport
3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Japan and the UK. Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird’s eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent down to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and rarely crowded. Disembarking the plane, collecting luggage and getting out to the street often only takes a few minutes.
Information for International Travelers
OSA has appointed American Airlines the official airlines for the Advanced Photonics Communications Congress in San Diego, California. Discounted air travel is available. You may visit the American Airlines website at http://www.aa.com
to search for available flights and use the authorization code 8574AA
to receive your discount. This code is valid 09 July - 21July, 2014 at SAN-SAN DIEGO airport. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk directly at +1 800.433.1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchases.
You may book online at http://www.united.com
and enter your Offer Code ZQQH451167
in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at +1 800.426.1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 451167 Z Code: ZQQH
Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Experience dependable, first-rate service and earn miles in MileagePlus®, United’s award-winning frequent flyer program. To enroll in MileagePlus®, log on to www.united.com. Meeting Event Code ZQQH451167 is valid 10 July – 20 July, 2014 at SAN-San Diego airport only.
NOTE: 10 customers may have to book a flight to the same meeting with this code for the price to become valid.
There are a number of ways to get to and from San Diego International Airport. The airport is located six miles from Hilton San Diego which is about 10 minutes. The airport is accessible by car, taxi and shuttle.
USD $10 to $15 – San Diego International Airport to Hilton San Diego (one way)
San Diego International Airport Taxicab Service is available from curb side across street from T1 and to the east of baggage claim in T2. Courtesy vans operated by some hotels and off-airport parking companies near airport. Use courtesy telephones at reservation boards located in the baggage claim areas of both terminals to request transportation. Taxi Cab Companies
The above rate is provides as a guide to help you make transportation choices and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change. Please consult your taxi dispatcher on arrival for current fares and information.
Rental Car Companies at San Diego International Airport
If you’re looking to rent a car while in San Diego, the centrally-located airport is served by all major car rental agencies, and reservation boards with courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Shuttles regularly circle in and out of the airport to car rental outposts spotted near and around the airport, many of them on Harbor Drive and near the Commuter Terminal. Many of the car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you.
Rental Car Discount
SAVE! Avis Rent-a-Car is pleased to offer low rates with unlimited mileage to participants attending the Advanced Photonics Communications Congress. Avis Worldwide Discount #D004076. Reservations may also be made on the Avis website. If you wish to reserve a car please contact Todd Alexander at +1 800.525.7537 Ext. 35003 or the Meetings and Convention Department at + 1 800.525.7537. They can ensure that you maximize your rental dollars. Please mention AWD# D004076 when you call. World Wide Telephone Numbers
San Diego shuttle services are a convenient way to navigate the city and are ideal for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as going to and from the convention center and cruise ship terminal. There are also local shuttle companies that offer sightseeing tours, daily excursions, and transportation for weddings and private parties.
Shuttle service from the airport is available at the transportation plazas across from the San Diego Airport Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside from the Commuter Terminal.
SuperShuttle is the nation's leading shared-ride airport shuttle, providing door-to-door ground transportation and provides service to and from 28 major airports in 23 cities, including Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD). SuperShuttle is pleased to offer 10% discount off a roundtrip or one way reservation to participants attending the Congress. Please refer to the Discount OPTIC. Discounted reservations may be made on the Super Shuttle website or by phone, +1.800.258.3826. Discount does not apply to exclusive vans (which are already discounted) or pre-existing reservations. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. It is valid on select (Booking codes: ATF, EMG, EWC, and VAN) SuperShuttle and ExecuCar services nationwide.
Another economical way to navigate through San Diego is by bus. There are plenty of lines and routes that are serviced throughout San Diego. Be sure to check timetables and schedules, and plan your routes in advance.
For bus schedules and information, visit Metropolitan Transit System
For bus schedules and information for San Diego's North County, visit Breeze
Big Bay Shuttle
Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, for only $3, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for a eight-stop ride along San Diego’s bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The $3 ticket price allows riders on and off privileges for the entire day. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For a map and more information, see San Diego's Summer Shuttle along the Embarcadero
Pedicabs & Carriages
Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are popular forms of transportation along downtown’s waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter. There are tours available as well, providing a unique way to explore San Diego’s downtown communities.
San Diego Trolley
If you’re staying in and around downtown San Diego, the iconic bright red trolley will take you in and around the city. The San Diego Trolley provides convenient services from key locations downtown, including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to various locations like Old Town and Mission Valley. Find more information about the San Diego Trolley here
The train is a relaxing and convenient way to get beyond San Diego, to Los Angeles, with connections to Santa Barbara and the northern Pacific Coast. Find more information on trains running in San Diego county here
Amtrak is offering Advanced Photonics Communications Congress attendees a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (San Diego, CA) between 10 July – 20 July 20, 2014. To book your reservation call Amtrak at + 1 800.872.7245 or contact your local travel agent.
Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X36Q-978
when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.
From I-5, take the Sea World Drive exit and head west. Turn right onto East Mission Bay Drive follow past the park. The resort is located 3/4 mile on left.
From San Diego Int'l-Lindbergh Field
Take I-5 north to Sea World Drive, turn left at the top of the exit. Turn right on East Mission Bay Drive. The resort is 3/4 mile on the left.
Distance from hotel:
From McClellan-Palomar Airport
Take I-5 south and exit Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive. Turn left at the stop sign. Turn left again at the stop onto Mission Bay Drive. The resort is located 1/2 mile on the right.
Distance from hotel:
Not coming from one of the above locations?
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