San Diego Convention Center

  • Venue
  • Parking

111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center.
Ample parking is available at the convention center and downtown for an hourly/daily fee. Visit the San Diego Convention Center website for more information about parking.

Air Transportation

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

The closest airport to all local attractions, San Diego International Airport (SAN) is about 10 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center. SAN is serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines, with nearly 500 daily flights providing nonstop and connecting services to major destinations across the US and the world.

Preferred-Carrier Airfare Discounts

Airfare discount information will be available in October 2021.

SOT Travel Provider—ATC Travel Management

ATC Travel Management is the official travel management firm for the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Please note that depending on your reservation method, ATC Travel Management charges a $10 online service fee or a live agent reservation fee.

Before contacting ATC Travel Management, please gather the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your ID and your date of birth
  • The desired dates of arrival to and departure from San Diego
  • Your home city or originating airport
  • Your approximate time of departure from the originating airport
  • The number of persons traveling (adults/children)
  • Your payment method—either credit card or check
  • Your airline frequent flyer number(s)

To obtain the maximum discounted fares, call at least 60 days before departure and identify yourself as an SOT meeting attendee. ATC Travel Management will find the best fare for you and email you an itinerary.

Ground Transportation from the Airport


Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions, and shopping centers. Base fare and rates are displayed on the meter and include a flag-drop charge plus a per-mile and/or a per-hour charge. If you are traveling from the airport, they also will add $1.50 to your final total. All taxi rates are based on trips, not per person. Find more details on taxicab services on the San Diego International Airport website.

Lyft and Uber also are well established in San Diego and have access to service San Diego’s airport.

Car Rental

The airport is served by all major car rental agencies. Courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. All car rental pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies serving San Diego International Airport occur at the Consolidated Rental Car Center. Free dedicated shuttle busses run continually to ferry customers between the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center. A list of car rental agencies and phone numbers can be found on the San Diego International Airport website.

Train Transportation

Website: Amtrak
Telephone: 800.872.7245

Amtrak operates out of the Santa Fe Depot Station (also known as Union Station) which is a seven-minute drive from the San Diego Convention Center and the SOT hotel area. Taxis are always ready and waiting outside the station.

Getting around Town

Public Transportation

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Trolley

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Trolley is a convenient way around the San Diego area.

There are four trolley lines (UC San Diego Blue, Orange, Sycuan Green, and SDG&E Silver) that service the downtown San Diego communities and beyond, covering 53 miles of double-track railway and 53 stations total. Trolleys run an average of every 15 minutes—every seven minutes during peak and 30 minutes during off-peak hours. More information on the MTS schedule, fares, and rider information can be found on the Metropolitan Transit System website.

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Bus Service

Operating seven days a week, early morning to late night, Bus Route 992 offers curbside drop-off/pick-up service right outside baggage claims in both terminals at the San Diego International Airport. For maps and bus schedules, visit the Metropolitan Transit System website or call 619.233.3004.

Old Town Trolley

Another fun way to travel to the main tourist areas of San Diego is on an Old Town Trolley Tour. The trolley stops at 11 places, including Old Town, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy, and Balboa Park. The company also offers a La Jolla and Mission Bay route. You can either ride on the full two-hour narrated historic tour or hop on and off at different stops throughout the day. They also offer two-day passes and combination options with their land-and-water SEAL Tours. Pricing and adventures can be found on the Old Town Trolley Tours website.