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Cheap Flights from Sacramento to San Diego, CA, United States - SMF to SAN

Popular flights from Sacramento 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
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 $297
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 13, 2016 Jul 20, 2016 $228
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 8, 2016 $228
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 8, 2016 $228
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 13, 2016 $228
Aug 11, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 $228
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $198

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sacramento to San Diego (SMF to SAN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sacramento to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $221.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Sacramento to San Diego (SMF to SAN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Sacramento 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.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sacramento to San Diego

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$226 $221 $198 $203 $223 $228 $251

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sacramento to San Diego

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Sacramento San Diego United 5/18/16 5/21/16 1 $221
June Sacramento San Diego United 6/8/16 6/11/16 1 $198
July Sacramento San Diego United 7/19/16 7/21/16 1 $223
August Sacramento San Diego United 8/26/16 9/4/16 1 $218
September Sacramento San Diego United 9/24/16 9/27/16 1 $168
October Sacramento San Diego United 10/28/16 10/30/16 1 $268
November Sacramento San Diego United 11/9/16 11/11/16 1 $292
December Sacramento San Diego United 12/25/16 12/31/16 1 $301

TIPSave $58 by flying into Long Beach instead of San Diego from Sacramento

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Sacramento to San Diego (SMF to SAN)

Your Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Diego is $250.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sacramento to San Diego is $0.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Sacramento to San Diego
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Allegiant 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 08:55 08:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Sacramento to San Diego (SMF 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Diego is $113.

The average price for round trip flights from Sacramento to San Diego is $250.

Sacramento to San Diego Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sacramento to San Diego?
Answer: The average Sacramento to San Diego flight time is an hour and 18 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Sacramento and San Diego?
Answer: The distance from Sacramento to San Diego is 422 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sacramento to San Diego?
Answer: There are 2 direct flights from Sacramento to San Diego.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sacramento to San Diego?
Answer: Allegiant Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Sacramento and San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sacramento to San Diego?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines Flying from Sacramento to San Diego (SMF to SAN)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Diego.

Sacramento to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American LAX X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
United SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest PHX X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Sacramento 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 Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $151
Sacramento to PalomarCheck Dates

Cheap International Flights from Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $732

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to San Diego American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $149
Oakland to San Diego American, Alaska $151
San Jose to San Diego American, Alaska $150
Fresno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $152
Reno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $207
Monterey to San Diego American, Alaska, United $179
Santa Rosa to San Diego American, Alaska $197
Redding to San Diego Alaska, United $340
Modesto to San DiegoCheck Dates
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $133
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska $133
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, American, Spirit, United $81
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $66
San Francisco to Santa Ana Alaska, United $135
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $172
San Francisco to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $272
San Francisco to PalomarCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $113
San Francisco to Ontario American, Alaska, United $133
Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $271
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Allegiant $177
San Francisco to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $133
Oakland to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $79

Cheap International Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $601
San Jose to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $761
Oakland to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $763
Cheap Flights from Sacramento to San Diego, CA, United States, from $198 Round trip from SMF to SAN