Parking at UC San Diego is not plentiful.  And it is expensive if you have to buy a permit.  We recommend arriving early. 

What You Need to KnowLinks
Parking permit reciprocity for staff/faculty with a parking permit at your home campus (You may notice a "Conference parking" link on that page - sadly, that's only for summertime events.) (Don't forget to bring your permit!) 
General visitor parking permit information including accessible parking spots (parking is free in many lots with a disability placard or permanent license plate logo)
The closest lot is P502, which fills up early every day. If it's full, your best bets are the Gilman, Hopkins and Pangea parking structures. See the campus map for additional lots. There are free shuttles on campus if you find yourself having to park far away.

Parking Alternatives: 

Hotel shuttles: some of the local hotels have guest shuttles you can use to book local rides. Ask your hotel about this. 

Public transit: a number of city bus routes serve the campus - if there's one near your hotel, this may be a good option:

SDMTS: routes 30, 41, 150, 201, 202, 237

Cash Fares: $2.25 (except route 150 which is $2.50). (Exact change required)

North County Transit: route 101

Cash Fare:$1.75 (exact change required)
Mobile ticketing: the Compass Cloud app works on SDMTS and NCTD buses


Airport Transportation