Welcome to the cruise port guide San Diego. San Diego is a port of call often included in Panama Canal and Pacific cruises. It receives almost 100 cruise ship calls every year. It is California’s 2nd largest city and perhaps best known for its beaches, incredible weather and fun tourist attractions. Arriving in San Diego by cruise ship is a privilege. Your ship will pass the tip of Point Loma, enter the San Diego Bay and approach beautiful downtown San Diego. Be sure to keep those cameras ready. Read where your ship will dock in the San Diego cruise port guide underneath.


Cruise port guide San Diego – USA: docked

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San Diego Cruise Terminal

This is the San Diego cruise terminal. In front of the hall you will find taxis and 5 blocks from here also public transportation.

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Cruise port San Diego

San Diego’s cruise terminal lies conveniently in front of downtown San Diego. Simply step off the ship and walk straight into town.

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The San Diego cruise terminal is conveniently located in the downtown area of San Diego. Most cruise ships dock at B Street Pier Cruise Terminal. The San Diego cruise terminal is designed as a turn-around port. It is build to get cruisers and their luggage in and out within no time.
The cruise terminal is well connected to the rest of the city. Taxis and public transportation are abundant and you will find many tourist facilities at the waterfront.

Find the 2016/2017 San Diego cruise calendar online here. https://www.portofsandiego.org/document/cruise/7763-2016-2017-san-diego-cruise-calendar/file.html


There are usually enough taxis to go by at the cruise terminal. All the taxis in San Diego run on the meter. The fare is about 3 USD for a mile. See the approximate taxi prices from the San Diego cruise terminal to the following destinations underneath:
Balbao park – 12 dollar
Seaport Village: 8 dollar
La Jolla: 45 dollar
San Diego zoo: 15 dollar
SeaWorld: 25 dollar
Old town – 18 dollar
San Diego International Airport Terminal 1: 15 dollar
San Diego International Airport Terminal 2: 20 dollar
Legoland: 110 dollar

Public Transport

The San Diego cruise terminal is well connected by public transportation. About 2 blocks from the ship you will find the San Diego – Santa Fe Depot. Check the amtrak.com and sdmts.com for the Amtrak, trolley and bus schedules.
Check the map above for the exact location of the station. From the cruise terminal simply follow Broadway street towards the station.


From port it is about a 10 minute taxi ride to San Diego International Airport. The taxi fare should be around 20 US dollars per taxi.