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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego, CA, United States - LAX to SAN

Popular flights from Los Angeles to San Diego

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
May 31, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $207
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $207
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $207
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 31, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $207
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
May 31, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $207
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 18, 2016 $207
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $207
May 31, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $207
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $207
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $207

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX to SAN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $207.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX to SAN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Los Angeles to San Diego

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Los Angeles to San Diego should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $386 $541
7-14 days $243 $438
14-21 days $242 $309
21-30 days $207 $254
30-60 days $207 $254
60-90 days $207 $290
90+ days $207 $278

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to San Diego

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$207 $207 $207 $207 $207 $207 $207

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to San Diego

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Los Angeles San Diego American 5/31/16 6/6/16 0 $207
June Los Angeles San Diego United 6/30/16 7/17/16 0 $207
July Los Angeles San Diego American 7/1/16 7/17/16 0 $207
August Los Angeles San Diego American 8/1/16 8/8/16 0 $207
September Los Angeles San Diego American 9/14/16 9/24/16 0 $207
October Los Angeles San Diego United 10/28/16 11/3/16 0 $207
November Los Angeles San Diego Alaska 11/4/16 11/10/16 0 $207
December Los Angeles San Diego Alaska 12/18/16 1/5/17 0 $207

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Los Angeles to San Diego

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$386
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$386 $317
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$317 $242
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$242

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX to SAN)

Your Los Angeles to San Diego flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $287.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $207.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to San Diego
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 12 11 11 6 07:28 22:35
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 08:15 22:40
United 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 07:24 22:59

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX to SAN)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Los Angeles to San Diego. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $161.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $207.

Los Angeles to San Diego Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to San Diego?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to San Diego flight time is 55 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and San Diego?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to San Diego is 108 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to San Diego?
Answer: There are 115 direct flights from Los Angeles to San Diego.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Diego?
Answer: American Airlines provides 36% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to San Diego?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX to SAN)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles to San Diego with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Los Angeles to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Los Angeles and San Diego, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $70
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $76
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $210
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $129
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
Los Angeles to PalomarCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $106
Los Angeles to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United $395
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $224
Los Angeles to Ontario American, Alaska, United $411

Cheap International Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $484

Cheap International Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to San Diego American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $690
San Diego to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris $762
Ontario to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $562
Burbank to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $466
Santa Ana to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $600
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego, CA, United States, from $207 Round trip from LAX to SAN