The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be held in San Diego, CA, at the San Diego Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is located at 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. San Diego is on Pacific Standard Time.
The principal airport in San Diego is San Diego Airport (SAN), www.san.org. SAN is served by all major airlines and is located slightly over three miles from the downtown area and the Convention Center. For reference, an interactive terminal map can be found here: sanmap.san.org.
Car Rental: All major rental car companies have offices at San Diego Airport. There is a separate rental car facility. Car rental pick-ups and drop-offs from the San Diego Airport are done at the Rental Car Center at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, CA 92101. Free dedicated shuttle buses run continually to bring customers between the airport terminals and the rental car center.
Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To access the JMM special meeting rates at www.hertz.com, please click the box that says “Enter a discount or Promo code” on the reservation screen, and type in the JMM convention number (CV): 04N30008. At the time of the reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will be applied.
Reservations can also be made by calling Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada) or 1-405-749-4434. Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended and blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport-related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items are extra. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies).
Shuttles: Shuttle service in a shared van is available from the airport to downtown hotels for approximately US\$10-13 per person one way, and US\$20-24 per person round trip. From Terminal 1, cross the skybridge, and take either the escalators or the elevators to street level. From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk located outside the baggage claim area to access the Transportation Plaza. A customer service representative will place you with the first available shuttle, unless you specify a particular shuttle company. There is a list of shuttle companies available at www.san.org/Parking-Transportation/Shuttles. Two of the companies listed are Advanced Shuttle (www.advancedshuttle.com/), 800-719-3499 and Cloud 9/Supershuttle (www.supershuttle.com/), 800-9-SHUTTLE (800-974-8885). Supershuttle also offers private van service at a higher price.
The Best Western Bayside Inn has a courtesy shuttle available from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm daily. The Porto Vista Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. For these hotels, please call upon your arrival at the San Diego Airport after you pick up your baggage. They will then send a shuttle. For the return trip, please make a reservation in advance with the front desk of your hotel.
The concierge services at many of the hotels will assist you with a return shuttle if you do not book a round trip.
Taxi: From the baggage claim area, follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plaza, and a customer service representative will place you with the first available taxi. Taxi fare to the downtown area is approximately US\$18 one way.
Public Transportation: The Metropolitan Transit System Bus Route No. 992 (Airport via Harbor Drive/Cruise Ship Terminal) stops at airport Terminals 1 and 2 and travels to downtown San Diego. Ask a customer service representative outside baggage claim for directions to the bus stop. The 992 runs every 15 minutes between 5:00 am and 11:30 pm on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. Maps, schedules and a helpful online trip planner (www.sdmts.com/schedules-real-time/trip-planner) for San Diego’s bus and trolley routes are available at the website of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, www.sdmts.com/.
To go to the Convention Center, take the 992 to Broadway and Kettner Boulevard, and cross the street to Santa Fe Station. Take the Green Line trolley with the sign “12th and Imperial” and get off at the Convention Center stop. For alternate routes and destinations, please check the trip planner or call 1-619-233-3004. To take the 992 bus, the price is currently US\$2.25 one way, cash and exact fare is required. For the trolley, exact fare is US\$2.50, but credit cards are accepted as well as cash. The SMTS also has an app called “Compass Cloud” which will help you purchase fares. Please see www.sdmts.com/fares-passes/compass-cloud for details.
Train: The San Diego Station, Santa Fe Depot (also called Union Station), is located at 1050 Kettner Boulevard. For additional information on Amtrak service to San Diego, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) or Amtrak California (www.amtrakcalifornia.com/).
Parking: On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center’s 1,950-vehicle underground garage which is located below the building. The entrance to the parking garage is on Harbor Drive between First Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Parking rates may range from US\$15 to US\$35 on days when there is a special event activity at PETCO Park or other downtown events. Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. For questions about the parking garage, call Ace Parking at 619-237-0399. No overnight or RV parking is permitted. The garage has 31 ADA compliant parking spots with elevator access to the convention center.
There is also a 2,000-space parking structure located directly across the street from the Convention Center, on the corner of Harbor and 8th Avenue. Off-site parking is also available at other nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego. Many are within walking distance. Helpful local parking information may also be found on the Gaslamp District’s website at www.gaslamp.org/parking/.
Information about parking at the hotels is listed on the hotel page.Driving Directions from the airport to the Convention Center:
The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, and is approximately 3 miles away from the airport. Upon leaving the airport, drive out of parking lot, and follow signs to Interstate 5/Downtown. The ramp will put you on Harbor Drive going south. Follow signage to the parking entrance for the San Diego Convention Center. For driving directions from other points, see visitsandiego.com/location/directions.