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About Flights to San Diego

Summary info about San Diego flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$43

Best Round-Trip Price

$96

Fastest flight time

1h 33m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to San Diego from United States in the last 72 hours is $43 (San Francisco to San Diego).
The best round-trip flight price to San Diego from United States in the last 72 hours is $96 (Denver Intl to San Diego).
The fastest flight to San Diego from United States takes 1h 33m (San Francisco to San Diego).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to San Diego, including United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Frontier.

When is the best time to fly to San Diego?

There are many direct options to get to a popular destination like San Diego, California. From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) the flight generally takes less than one hour. The trip from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) takes about 4 hours 30 minutes. The trip from John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York takes about 6 hours.

Because there are several nonstop flights from many cities in the United States to San Diego International Airport, San Diego, it is easy to find San Diego flight deals. JetBlue airlines and Delta airlines offer nonstop flights from NYC’s John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) to San Diego International Airport. United Airlines offers a nonstop flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to San Diego International Airport. Frontier Airlines offers a nonstop flight from Denver International Airport (DEN) to San Diego International Airport. Alaska Airlines offers a nonstop flight from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and American Airlines offers a nonstop flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Users booking trips to San Diego from Singapore found flights 99% 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.

If you are unable to visit San Diego during the month of August, then departing from United States during the month January is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $290.

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. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $96.

The cheapest day to depart from United States to San Diego is on a Wednesday. Travelers who choose to depart for San Diego on a Wednesday will often find tickets for as low as $317. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $370. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to San Diego.

The cheapest time of day to fly to San Diego is in the evening when flights can be purchased for as low as $259. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $361.

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.

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.

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.

The cheapest airport near San Diego is typically Long Beach Municipal Airport with an average price of $595/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.



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
Delta
Aug 20
DEN2:50 amDenver Intl
7h 00m
1 stop
SAN9:50 amSan Diego
Aug 22
SAN11:20 amSan Diego
7h 20m
1 stop
DEN6:40 pmDenver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jun 6
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
1h 32m
SAN3:32 amSan Diego
Jun 7
SAN11:46 amSan Diego
15h 53m
1 stop
SFO3:39 amSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Jul 5
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
1h 34m
SAN3:34 amSan Diego
Jul 6
SAN2:35 amSan Diego
1h 30m
SFO4:05 amSan Francisco
Frontier
Jun 7
DEN1:45 amDenver Intl
5h 22m
1 stop
SAN7:07 amSan Diego
Jun 8
SAN9:23 amSan Diego
18h 43m
1 stop
DEN4:06 amDenver Intl
Alaska Airlines
Oct 11
SFO5:50 pmSan Francisco
1h 32m
SAN7:22 pmSan Diego
Oct 18
SAN2:15 amSan Diego
1h 33m
SFO3:48 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 12
SFO2:20 amSan Francisco
1h 32m
SAN3:52 amSan Diego
Oct 22
SAN3:15 amSan Diego
1h 41m
SFO4:56 amSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights to San Diego

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to San Diego, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta and Frontier
Frontier
Jun 21
SFO6:48 pmSan Francisco
22h 33m
1 stop
SAN5:21 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Aug 2
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
1h 34m
SAN3:34 amSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Jun 29
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
1h 34m
SAN3:34 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

Which airlines fly to San Diego?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to San Diego on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to San Diego with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

Alaska Airlines Flights to San Diego

There are 56 Alaska Airlines flights to San Diego in a normal week. The most common departure point is Dallas/Fort Worth and the best Alaska Airlines ticket price seen on momondo is $88 (last 72 hours, from Boston Logan Intl, to San Diego). Alaska Airlines has a score of 8.0 from 383 user reviews on momondo.

Delta Flights to San Diego

Delta flight deals to San Diego start from $88 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a round-trip journey departing from Boston Logan Intl. Over any normal week, Delta flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Salt Lake City is the most popular Delta departure point to San Diego so generally has the most availability. Delta is scored a 7.8/10 in 380 reviews.


Best first class flights to San Diego

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to San Diego
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $108First ClassRating
8.0
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Quick easy check-in, very friendly staff at the airport. Our flight arrived early, which was nice, but then we had to wait a long time for our luggage to come out. Overall, it was a good experience.

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $119First ClassRating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

This is another disease as if you have the Internet, you are ordinary deceivers!

1 / 10
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American AirlinesPriceFrom $126First ClassRating
7.4
7.8

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

Aside from the plane being filthy, it was a perfectly fine flight

1 / 10
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JetBluePriceFrom $99First ClassRating
6.9
7.1

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

The plane is old and uncomfortable and we paid for “even more space.” I can’t imagine the regular seats on this plane. There was no wifi and the entertainment system had to be reset multiple times after which audio issues persisted and the crew was unable to keep resetting. They offered a $15 credit for use on a future JetBlue flight which was appreciated. The plane needs to be retired and a more comfortable plane should take its place. Overall, the crew was nice and the pilots did their best to give us a smooth ride even with known turbulence on the route.

1 / 10
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $75First ClassRating
6.2
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Lol. Thanks for not waiting even five minutes. We didn’t catch our flight. We were at the gate at 830. Very, very frustrating.

1 / 10
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      Airports near San Diego

      Below you will find all the airports in San Diego along with the distance from the city center

      How do you get to the city center from San Diego airport?

      The city of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System operates bus route 992, which makes stops at both Terminals 1 and 2. The bus departs the terminals every few minutes and runs from early in the morning to late in the evening. This bus route makes connections with both other bus lines serving the entire metropolitan area as well as with the city's light rail system. Several taxi companies operate from San Diego International Airport. All the taxis depart the Transportation Plaza located outside the terminal buildings. In each location, there is a customer service representative who can place you into the first available taxi. Uber operates from San Diego International Airport and has two designated pickup locations at the airport. Both of these locations are on the ground level directly opposite the terminal exits.


      Popular routes to San Diego

      Most frequently searched flights to San Diego along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      New York to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 49m
      Cheapest price$218
      Seattle to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 43m
      Cheapest price$198
      San Francisco to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 26m
      Cheapest price$117
      Boston to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 04m
      Cheapest price$258
      Chicago to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 04m
      Cheapest price$205
      Dallas to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 50m
      Cheapest price$174
      Denver to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 20m
      Cheapest price$96
      Minneapolis to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 41m
      Cheapest price$179
      Washington, D.C. to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 15m
      Cheapest price$295
      Atlanta to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 18m
      Cheapest price$304
      Phoenix to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 10m
      Cheapest price$113
      Detroit to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 39m
      Cheapest price$263
      Philadelphia to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 33m
      Cheapest price$320
      Portland to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 25m
      Cheapest price$196
      Houston to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 07m
      Cheapest price$195
      Charlotte to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 35m
      Cheapest price$387
      Salt Lake City to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 53m
      Cheapest price$112
      Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 09m
      Cheapest price$172
      Orlando to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 57m
      Cheapest price$262
      Miami to San Diego Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 48m
      Cheapest price$224

      Visa requirements for visiting San Diego

      Because San Diego is in the state of California in the United States, there are no passport or visa requirements for those traveling in the United States to San Diego.


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      Best things to do and see in San Diego

      A popular tourist destination in San Diego is Balboa Park. The sprawling complex covers a large area in the center of San Diego and contains gardens, walking paths, theaters, museums, as well as the San Diego Zoo. For those that love wildlife found in the sea, a stop at SeaWorld San Diego will be perfect. This giant aquatic park and amusement center offers not only a huge display of aquatic wildlife but also several rides and attractions for kids of all ages. If you enjoy spending time in the water, La Jolla Cove is a great spot to visit. With an underwater area that is teeming with wildlife, this is a great spot for swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkelers. In the center of the city is Old Town San Diego. This quaint area has architecture and culture that take you back to the days of the earliest settlements in the area.


      Why use momondo?

      momondo collates all your flight options in one place and lets you filter them to find the perfect flight to San Diego. momondo saves you time and could save you money on your trip.

      Yes. All flights to San Diego on momondo can be compared and filtered by various policies on offer, including flexible booking.

      momondo helps you find the best flight to San Diego by providing filters to narrow your choice of flights to those matching your criteria. You can select flights based on numerous factors such as price, departure and landing times, airport and airline.

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