Getting to the Fair
Address and Directions
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, in the city of Del Mar.
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
From Interstate 5, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west (left for northbound exit; right for southbound exit). Turn left on Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Follow signs and the instructions of parking personnel to Fair parking.
Parking: Info on paid parking and off-site park-and-shuttle lots for cars, motorcycles, RVs and bicycles. Also,stand-by parking info for individuals who are dropping off friends and relatives.
Ride-Share companies, such as Uber and Lyft; and commercial transportation companies, such as taxis and limousines; can drop off and pick up passengers at a designated area near Surfside Race Place. Access for the ride-share is through the Crosby Gate (vehicle gate on Jimmy Durante Blvd. just north of the main parking gate).
Biking: Routes and where to park your bicycle.
Public Transportation: Take the train or the bus to Solana Beach, then catch a shuttle to the West Gate.
The Fair Tripper: Discount package that includes adult Fair admission and round-trip public transportation fare.
Fair Map. Where to find rides, activities, booths, exhibits, restrooms, ATMs, restaurants, and more.
ShiftSanDiego.com is a partnership between the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department of Transportation. It is the source for transportation solutions, during construction. Plan your travel to the Fair and discover other ways to get there:
Use the TripPlanner to compare all types of alternative modes to the Fair
Get real-time traffic info to find the most efficient route
Avoid traffic due to construction by receiving updates for the I-5/Genesee Interchange Project