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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to San Diego. Current restrictions to San Diego are based on United States travel restrictions.

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Cheapest flights to San Diego airports

Find the cheapest flights to these San Diego airports from your nearest city or airport
Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport
San Diego

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Chicago TO San Diego

Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD) to San Diego (SAN)

Typically, flights to San Diego from Chicago are cheaper when flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl to San Diego, which has an average price of $198

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORTAugust63% cheaperFlying from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to San Diego costs on average just $74 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORTDecember63% more expensiveIt costs about $322 for flights to San Diego from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORTMarch420% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to San Diego from Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport in March than any other month

When is the best time to fly to San Diego?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to San Diego?

Users booking trips to San Diego from San Diego found flights 89% cheaper than the average price of flights to San Diego. To find the cheapest price to San Diego from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Diego?

In general, August is the cheapest month to fly from United States to San Diego. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $277. If you’re not able to fly to San Diego in August, then January is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to San Diego during January average around $290.

How far in advance should I book a flight to San Diego?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 36 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to San Diego. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $326. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to San Diego outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to San Diego for $38.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to San Diego?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to San Diego is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $308. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $397. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to San Diego.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to San Diego?

Our data shows that the cheapest United States to San Diego flights are usually those with departure times at noon. Our users have found flights to San Diego at noon for as low as $262. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around $350. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there a good place to hike near San Diego?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to San Diego for January, February, and March. Parks like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are popular hot spots in those months.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to San Diego?

Beaches like La Jolla Cove are most often visited during August, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees fahrenheit with a low chance of rain. Consider visiting Mission Beach during your San Diego visit as well.

Is there an alternative airport near San Diego?

San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport, Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport, Palm Springs Airport, Long Beach Municipal Airport or Ontario Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to San Diego.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into San Diego?

The cheapest airport near San Diego is typically Long Beach Municipal Airport with an average price of $482/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for San Diego?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to San Diego. Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are planning to travel to San Diego at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


San Diego flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to San Diego found recently by users on momondo
Frontier
Apr 29
7:00 amDenver Intl
2h 28m
9:28 amSan Diego
May 3
9:16 amSan Diego
2h 24m
11:40 amDenver Intl
Frontier
Mar 16
5:50 amDenver Intl
2h 28m
8:18 amSan Diego
Mar 18
2:30 amSan Diego
2h 36m
5:06 amDenver Intl
Frontier
Mar 31
6:00 pmDenver Intl
2h 29m
8:29 pmSan Diego
Apr 7
2:30 amSan Diego
2h 36m
5:06 amDenver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Apr 16
1:35 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 21m
5:56 pmSan Diego
Apr 26
11:39 amSan Diego
3h 49m
3:28 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Apr 19
8:18 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 31m
12:49 pmSan Diego
Apr 21
11:39 amSan Diego
3h 49m
3:28 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Apr 17
8:18 amChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 31m
12:49 pmSan Diego
Apr 24
11:39 amSan Diego
3h 49m
3:28 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to San Diego

If you're looking for one-way flights to San Diego, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier and Spirit Airlines
Frontier
Apr 13
6:16 pmDenver Intl
2h 26m
8:42 pmSan Diego
Frontier
Apr 17
7:00 amDenver Intl
2h 28m
9:28 amSan Diego
Frontier
Mar 31
5:50 amDenver Intl
2h 28m
8:18 amSan Diego

Which airlines fly to San Diego?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to San Diego

Popular routes to San Diego

Most frequently searched flights to San Diego along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Chicago to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 12m
Cheapest price
$38
Phoenix to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 10m
Cheapest price
$47
Denver to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 17m
Cheapest price
$57
Philadelphia to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 34m
Cheapest price
$69
Boston to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 06m
Cheapest price
$70
Dallas to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 53m
Cheapest price
$71
Portland to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 21m
Cheapest price
$73
Houston to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 02m
Cheapest price
$78
Oakland to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 56m
Cheapest price
$78
Seattle to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 37m
Cheapest price
$79
Atlanta to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 50m
Cheapest price
$80
Minneapolis to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 49m
Cheapest price
$82
Detroit to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 47m
Cheapest price
$82
San Francisco to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 26m
Cheapest price
$83
Salt Lake City to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 50m
Cheapest price
$89
Sacramento to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 29m
Cheapest price
$93
Newark to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 43m
Cheapest price
$94
Charlotte to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 35m
Cheapest price
$98
Austin to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 05m
Cheapest price
$99
Washington to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 08m
Cheapest price
$150
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