Friday, 27 May 2016
GETTING TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT IN SAN DIEGO
San Diego International Airport is one of the closest airports in the United States to the city it serves, and is the busiest airport in the country with only one runway. It is near the site where Charles Lindbergh tested the “Spirit of St. Louis” before flying the Atlantic, and the airport was built in 1928 with Lindbergh’s support and named for him. The airport is 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the center of the city and is accessed from Harbor Drive, which connects to California route 163 and Interstates 5 and 8. Driving time from central San Diego is about 5 minutes. Because of the airport’s almost unique proximity to downtown, there is a pedestrian and bicycle path that permits the airport to be reached from the Little Italy section of downtown, and from Point Loma to the west.