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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

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 26, 2016 May 2, 2016 $198
Apr 27, 2016 May 2, 2016 $198
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 22, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 $195
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 22, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 $195

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 $195.

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 $361 $516
7-14 days $241 $244
14-21 days $205 $244
21-30 days $196 $258
30-60 days $195 $232
60-90 days $196 $234
90+ days $198 $266

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
$196 $195 $196 $196 $196 $196 $196

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
February Los Angeles San Diego American 2/27/16 3/5/16 0 $241
March Los Angeles San Diego American 3/22/16 3/29/16 0 $195
April Los Angeles San Diego American 4/1/16 4/4/16 0 $196
May Los Angeles San Diego American 5/5/16 5/19/16 0 $197
June Los Angeles San Diego American 6/1/16 6/14/16 0 $198
July Los Angeles San Diego American 7/20/16 7/26/16 0 $198
August Los Angeles San Diego American 8/19/16 8/24/16 0 $249
September Los Angeles San Diego Alaska 9/13/16 9/19/16 0 $260

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$377
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$377 $312
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$312 $205
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$205 $197
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$197 $196
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$196

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 $256.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $196.

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 5 5 6 6 5 5 07:30 21:00
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 08:25 22:10
United 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 06:00 23:00

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 $155.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Diego is $196.

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 57 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 112 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: United Airlines provides 34% 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 $68
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $72
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $206
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $128
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $77
Los Angeles to PalomarCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $93
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $77
Los Angeles to Palm Springs American, United $300
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $180
Los Angeles to Ontario American, Alaska, United $274

Cheap International Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $650

Cheap International Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to San Diego American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $645
San Diego to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $723
Ontario to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $615
Burbank to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United Check Dates
Santa Ana to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $874
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego, CA, United States, from $195 Round trip from LAX to SAN