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About Travel

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is about 3.5 miles from the downtown hotels and the convention center. Over 20 airlines operate almost 600 domestic, international and commercial flights in and out of the airport daily. Visit for operating airlines and nonstop service routes.

If traveling by train, the Santa Fe Depot, located one mile from the convention center, is the main hub for Amtrak. Admire the Pacific views as you curl along the Southern California coast by train from downtown San Diego to Oceanside, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and many places in between. For Amtrak schedules and information, visit the Amtrak homepage.

Getting from the Airport to Downtown

Taxicabs are typically plentiful at the airport. From baggage claim, follow signs leading to Transportation Plazas and there an airport transportation coordinator will place you in the first available taxi. Fares to downtown can range from $15-23 for an estimated 15 minute ride. Most cab companies accept credit cards and do not charge extra for up to 3 additional passengers.

Several airport shuttle companies operate from the airport’s Transportation Plazas across from Terminal 1 and 2, and curbside at the Commuter Terminal with an airport transportation coordinator available to assist you. Rates vary. Visit the Parking and Transportation section at

Airfare Discounts

ASPET has arranged for discounted fares with Delta Airlines and United Airlines for travel from April 14 through April 30 to San Diego for EB.  Discounts range from 2% up to 10% depending on your location and fare class.Delta_logo

To reserve on Delta Airlines:

  1. Start online at
  2. Select “Book a Trip”
  3. Use Meeting Event Code:  NMR9J

Or call the Delta Meeting Reservations Desk at 800-328-1111 and use the Meeting Event Code above.United_logo

To reserve on United Airlines:

  1. Start online at
  2. Select: “All Search Options” or “Advanced Search”
  3. In the “Promotions and certificates” box, use Offer Code: ZE4E137033

Or call the United Reservations Meeting Desk at 800-426-1122 and use the Offer Code above.

Last Updated: February 6, 2018
Important Dates
December 7

Abstract Submissions due – no extensions permitted

February 27

Early Registration discounts end

February 27

Late-Breaking Abstract Submissions due – no extensions permitted

March 28

Discounted Hotel Rate Deadline

April 5

Advanced Registration discount ends

April 21-25

ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2018