The San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal is located in a convenient location in downtown San Diego. It is right off of the corner of Harbor Drive and Broadway, just walking distance from the Amtrak Station (The Santa Fe Depot) and a short city bus ride from San Diego’s International Airport.
For travelers who need to stay the night in a San Diego hotel the night before or after a cruise ship embarkation or debarkation there are a whole host of hotels within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal. Many of these hotels can be found on sites like Hotels.com
Where To Park For A San Diego Cruise
One of the most frugal options for long-term parking for San Diego cruises is a bit less convenient but nevertheless quite cheap. Across the street from the Santa Fe Depot train station is the Blue Line Trolley which is only a few stops away from Old Town San Diego. Old Town San Diego has many small hotels which are convenient for overnight guests before and after the cruises and is located in an area of San Diego which is heavily favorable to tourists looking to enjoy the city.
What’s even more awesome about Old Town is that the Amtrak stops in Old Town giving out-of-town guests an easy way into the area and the city bus also goes to old town from the San Diego Airport. Basically if you need to get into the area as a visitor it is easy to do with or without the use of a car.
Free Overnight Parking Near The San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal
The cost of the trolley is $2.50 each direction per person so a family of four would pay nothing for parking and about $20 in trolley tickets compared to roughly $20 per night at the parking lots closets to the cruise ships. The savings are even greater if you are cruising as a couple as you won’t have as many trolley tickets to purchase.
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