Getting Here

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From the Airport | Arriving on Campus | Parking Information

 

 

San Diego Airport – Lindbergh Field

3225 North Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

University of California at San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

 

Airport Transportation

TAXI

Located at Terminal 1 center traffic aisle (use skybridge).

You can also use this contact information for getting around UCSD and San Diego during your visit.

SHUTTLE

Located at Terminal 1 center traffic aisle (use skybridge).

SuperShuttle Reservations: www.SuperShuttle.com (San Diego Location)


800 BLUE VAN (258-3826) UCSD Promo Code: 556CV

UBER & LYFT

Lindbergh Field does not allow pick up from Lyft, however you can use the following services for Uber pick up: uberX, uberXL, UberBLACK and UberSUV (UberX is the cheapest). You may, however, use both services to get dropped off at the airport.

First time Lyft users Promo Code: www.lyft.com

First time UBER users Promo Code: www.uber.com 

RENTAL CARS

Car rental reservation boards are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Use the courtesy phones provided to request shuttle transport to the car rental company of your choice. Please note that using a reservation board is not always necessary. Car rental shuttles regularly operate at the Terminal 1 center traffic aisle (use skybridge) and at the traffic island at the far west end of Terminal 2. If you follow the signage to any of these areas, it is likely that a shuttle will be waiting.

 

Driving Directions from Airport to UCSD



ARRIVING ON UCSD CAMPUS

(click here to get a printable version of this guide)

Entering Campus

If you are staying over and would like to drop off your overnight luggage, go straight to the Warren Campus Check-In before you park in your parking structure (parking structure is a longer walk).

Warren Apartments Check-In

3320 Voight Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

  1. Exit West onto Genese Avenue
  2. Turn Left onto North Torrey Pines Road to enter UCSD Campus
  3. Turn Left onto North Point Drive
  4. Turn Right onto Hopkins Drive
  5. Turn Left onto Voigt Drive
  6. Turn Left onto Equality Lane: Park/ Drop off in turnaround for 5 minutes (or reserved 20 minute parking if not full). Walk into Canyon Vista Administration Building/Warren Conference Desk to check in and leave your items in the J. Kevin Wood Lounge (our “Hospitality Lounge” for TSI). Warren College Apartments and the Dining Quarters at the Canyon River Dining Hall  is also in this area of campus.
  7. After drop off, head to your parking garage and return to get your things.

Parking on Campus

Overnight Parking

Park in Hopkins Parking Structure: Need permit to display on car dashboard for each night (can buy all at once).

Commuters (Just staying during the day)

Park in Gilman Parking Structure: Purchase parking permit to display from Kiosk on 1st or 2nd level for spots marked VP or B parking only.

Getting Around UCSD Campus

From Parking Garages & Warren Campus to Price Center

Key Locations

Warren Campus

  • Check In/Information Desk
  • “Hospitality Lounge”- J. Kevin Wood Lounge (hang out, snacks, water, luggage hold)
  • Canyon Vista Dining Quarters- Downstairs below “Hospitality Lounge” (Meal Card used here)
  • Warren Apartments

 

Price Center

Most general activities hosted here as well as breakout session rooms.  Food is available here but does not accept your Meal Card.

 

Parking Garages

  • Hopkins Parking Structure- overnight parking
  • Gilman Parking Structure- daily parking (VP or B parking spots only)

PARKING INFORMATION

 

Visitor Parking

Visitors who need daily or hourly parking can use meters or purchase pay station permits

 

Parking Permits

If you plan to park, you must display a valid parking permit or choose daily or hourly visitor parking. Visiting UC faculty and staff who hold permits at their home campuses may be eligible for parking discounts.

The is located in the Gilman Parking Structure, level 2:

Address

9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0040

La Jolla, CA 92093-0040

Location

Gilman Parking Structure, level 2 (map)

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone

(858) 534-4223

Fax

(858) 534-3043

Email

parking@ucsd.edu

Services

  • Permit sales (all types, except Gilman pay station)
  • Payroll deductions/cancellations
  • Form requests
  • Billing questions
  • Faculty/ Staff refunds

Parking

Limited free parking is available on level 2 of the structure, near the parking

office, while you conduct parking business.

Supervisor

Yvonne Drury, (858) 822-2078

 
   
   

 

Who's eligible?

Anyone may purchase this permit at pay stations.

Rates

  • $1/45 minutes
  • $8/day
  • $173/month

A properly dated V pay station permit provides visitor parking in these spaces:

  • V: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • B: 24 hours daily
     
    • Valid in lot P207 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. only
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
     
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
  • Never valid in: Lots P406, P411, P603, P604, Gilman Parking Structure,  Hopkins Parking Structure, and Pangea Parking Structure

Notes:

  • You need an access stamp or sticker for lots P001–P010 and P354 (see Lots That Require an Access Sticker).
  • Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only
    • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express

 

 

VP Visitor Premium

Who's eligible?

Anyone may purchase this permit at pay stations.

Rate

  • $2/hour
  • $16/day
  • $346/month

A properly dated VP pay station permit provides visitor parking in these spaces:

  • VP: 24 hour daily
  • V: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • B: 24 hours daily
    • Valid in lot P207 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. only
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
  • Includes access to parking in lots P406, P411, P603, Gilman Parking Structure, Hopkins Parking Structure, and Pangea Parking Structure
  • Never valid in lot P604

Notes:

  • You need an access stamp or sticker for lots P001–P010 and P354 (see Lots That Require an Access Sticker).
  • Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only

Visa, MasterCard, or American Express