MCRD San Diego Location and Contact Info

Contact San Diego:

Marine & Family Services
619-524-5732

The closest airport to MCRD San Diego is the San Diego Airport. The Depot does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. There are some off-base hotels that offer shuttle service to and from The Depot as well as to and from the San Diego Airport. Please see the left link "San Diego Hotels" or "San Diego Billeting" for additional information on hotels.

If you are driving or will have a rental car, the directions to the Depot follow:

Traveling from the North:

  • Take Interstate-5 South to the Washington Street exit.
  • At the stop light, turn right onto West Washington Street.
  • Go straight through the next two stop lights.
  • This will take you directly to Gate 5.

Traveling from the South:

  • Take Interstate-5 North to the Washington Street exit.
  • At the stop light, turn left onto West Washington Street.
  • Go straight through the next two stop lights.
  • This will take you directly to Gate 5.

Traveling from the East:

  • Take Interstate-8 West to Interstate-5 South.
  • Take the Washington Street exit, the second exit after the Interstate-8 interchange.
  • At the stop light, turn right onto West Washington Street.
  • Go straight through the next two stop lights.
  • This will take you directly to Gate 5.


Traveling from the West:

  • Take Rosecrans Street to Lytton Street.
  • Turn right onto Lytton.
  • At the curve in the road, the street becomes Barnett Avenue.
  • Continue straight on Barnett for approximately one mile where the road will merge with the Pacific Highway.
  • Take the Washington Street exit on the right.
  • Turn right onto West Washington St. This will take you directly to Gate 5.

MCRD San Diego Front

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, perform forward combat rolls during the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 15, 2015. Recruits of Company G were tested on various chokes, counters and knife techniques in order to earn MCMAP tan belts. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually.

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