Guide: Luggage Storage in San Diego

Look here if you are looking for lockers and places to leave your luggage in San Diego:

If you love to travel, there’s nothing more annoying than carrying your luggage through the entire city. Well, maybe you like to carry it around – if not, this is LuggageHero’s coverage of where to store your luggage when you are in the Sun, Sand, and Surf of San Diego.

Note: There are limited self-service lockers at most stations due to safety regulations that have emerged in the last couple of years. 


Luggage Storage at Santa Fe Depot

If you’re traveling to or from San Diego by Amtrak, luggage storage is available at Santa Fe Depot. If you have a valid ticket for the Amtrak, bags are stored at around $10 per day. Selected Amtrak station in US also offer luggage storage for customers who do not have a ticket for the train for a higher price. Not all Amtrak stations will allow luggage storage for individuals without a ticket to the Amtrak. We advise you to contact the station in order to get the latest update on this matter. For customers holding an Amtrak ticket, prices are listed below:

  • $10 for 24 hours per bag
  • Bicycle Boxes: $15 per box
  • Ski Bags: $3 per bag
  • Shipping Boxes: $5 per box



You might be lucky to stay in a hotel willing to store your bags. This is a great option if you need a little more time to look around the area where your hotel is located. If you want to explore places away from your hotel, it’s possible that some hotels will let you store your bags for a fee even if you are not a guest. However, it’s not all hotels that offer this service to people who are not staying at the hotel, but it never hurts to ask!


Alternative: Luggage storage at museums and galleries

If you’re going to store luggage for more than just a few hours it’s sometimes cheaper to use self-storage facilities at museums and galleries. But please be aware of situational changes in San Diego that might influence whether or not luggage storage is offered. 

Below we’ve gathered a collection of our favorite and must visit museums and galleries in San Diego where you are sometimes welcome to store luggage whilst visiting. Call ahead if you want to be 100% sure. Please note that most museums and galleries do not offer any insurance on luggage storage. 

Balboa Park Visitors Center

With access to over 16 museums, parks, and even San Diego Zoo, the Balboa Park is a must-visit destination for everyone traveling to San Diego.

Located inside Balboa Park at the House of Hospitality building 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

The opening hours are:
Daily 9:30 am–4:30 pm; Museum times may vary

The New Children’s Museum

The address is 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 

The opening hours are:
Monday – Saturday 09:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sundays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

USS Midway Museum

The address is 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA

The opening hours are:
10:00 am – 5 pm every day

San Diego Maritime Museum

The address is 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA

The opening hours are:
09:00 am – 9:00 pm daily.

Luggage storage at San Diego Int 

The main airport that services San Diego is the San Diego International Airport.  The airport does not currently offer luggage storage services any longer due to safety regulations, unfortunately.

Getting around San Diego

From the beautiful beaches to the bustling downtown. Getting around San Deigo is a challenge. Besides traditional taxi services, rideshare apps such as Uber, Lyft, and Via offer cheaper alternatives.

San Diego also has a fantastic public transport system, MTS,  that is able to get you to all the locations we have mentioned.

Rideshare electric scooters are taking the world by storm, and San Diego is no different. Currently, there are a few options on the market so be sure to check out Spin, Bird, Lyft Scooters, and Lime.

Why you should store your luggage

Sightseeing and attractions just aren’t the same with a suitcase in each hand and a backpack. This is the key reason why you should consider planning where to store your luggage while shopping and exploring the city of San Diego. 

Besides the struggling with unhandy suitcases, they also put a physical strain on you as you carry them around with you. Therefore, luggage storage is the perfect service for you! While storing your luggage in a safe place you’re able to enjoy your time in San Diego.