San Diego Convention Center Directions & Parking Information

Driving Directions

The San Diego Convention Center is located downtown along majestic San Diego Bay with the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Padres' PETCO Park at doorstep.

If you are arriving by plane or train the venue is conveniently located 3 miles from San Diego International Airport and less than one mile from the Amtrak Station. The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the Center: Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue.

Driving South on Interstate 5
Take Front St. exit.
Continue on Front St. until you reach Harbor Drive, turn left.
Follow signage to parking entrance.

Driving North on Interstate 5
Take Cesar Chavez Pky. exit, turn left.
Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right.
Follow signage to parking entrance.

Driving West on Interstate 8
Take Highway 8 (West) to 163 South.
Follow into city (will turn into 10th.)
Follow 10th Ave. to Market St., turn right.
Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.
Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left.
Follow signage to parking entrance.

Driving West on 94
Take 94 West into the city.
94 West will turn into "F" St.
Follow "F" St. to 8th Ave.
Take 8th Ave. to Market St., turn right.
Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.
Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left.
Follow signage to parking entrance.

From Coronado
Cross Bay Bridge staying in the right lane.
Take the National Ave. exit.
Turn left on Cesar Chavez Pky.
Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right
Follow signage to parking entrance.

From the Airport
Drive out of parking lot.
Follow signs to Interstate 5/Downtown.
The ramp will put you on Harbor Drive going south.
Follow signage to parking entrance.

Parking Information

On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center's 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the building. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between First Ave. and Fifth Ave.

The daily rate is $15. Parking rates may range from $15 to $25 on days when there is special event activity at PETCO Park or other downtown events.
Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges.
There is 31 ADA compliant parking stalls with elevator access to the convention center.
No overnight or RV parking is permitted.

Parking questions? Call ACE Parking at 619-237-0399.

Parking in Downtown San Diego
Directly across the street from the center, on the corner of Harbor and 8th Ave., is a 2,000 space parking structure.

Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego, many are within walking distance of the center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated, prices vary by location.

Metered street parking is available in some areas. Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Metered spots are free on Sunday and designated holidays. Meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and prepaid electronic debit cards.