The San Diego International Airport / Lindbergh Field (SAN) is located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego and approximately 8 miles from Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).
The United Services Organization (USO) office is located in Terminal 2 (across from Northwest Airlines). Visit the USO Office in Terminal 2 of the airport for availability of discounted shuttles and San Diego information. Military personnel arriving after 11:00 p.m. should go to the Shuttle Island and ask for the Cloud 9 Shuttle at the USO rate. NBSD does not sponsor a shuttle from the airport to the base; however, check with your command to see if a duty driver or your Command Sponsor can provide transportation.
Taxi rates from the airport to the base vary between $14 and $18; it is important that you negotiate the rate for the total cost before you get into the taxi.
Local Bus or TrolleyThe Metro Transit System (MTS) travels to and from the airport and downtown San Diego, which can connect you to the trolley, train, and other bus stops. For public transportation and ground transportation, visit the Volunteer Airport Ambassadors at the Information Desks located in the baggage claim area of Terminals 1 and 2.
Bus routes, fare and schedule information may be obtained by calling 619-233-3004.
The San Diego Trolley also serves the Naval Base San Diego and is an excellent
form of transportation for day-to-day transportation in getting to the base.
Driving Directions from the North:
Take I-15 South.
Take the I-5 N / MAIN STREET exit toward HARBOR DRIVE.
Take the exit on the left toward HARBOR DRIVE.
Merge onto S 32ND STREET and proceed to the Main Gate (6) of Naval Base.
Driving Directions from the South:
Take I-15 North.
Merge onto HARBOR DRIVE via EXIT 11A toward CIVIC CENTER DRIVE.
Turn sharp left onto S 32ND STREET and proceed to the Main Gate (6) of Naval Base.
Entering the Main Gate
All visitors are required to enter the base via the Main Gate. The following basic rules apply: proceed directly to the Main Gate (gate 6) and be prepared to stop, provide a U.S. Department of Defense identification card, and state your business (i.e."reporting for duty"). Base security can assist you toward your destination or simply ask for the nearest base directory. Visit the nearest NRSW Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) to obtain a base map.