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

Popular flights from San Diego to Sacramento

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
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $298
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $298
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $198
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 16, 2016 $173

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

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

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Diego to Sacramento 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 San Diego to Sacramento

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$213 $178 $228 $203 $226 $173 $228

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Diego to Sacramento

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Diego Sacramento United 5/14/16 5/16/16 1 $173
June San Diego Sacramento United 6/7/16 6/11/16 1 $178
July San Diego Sacramento United 7/2/16 7/4/16 1 $228
August San Diego Sacramento American 8/23/16 8/27/16 1 $198
September San Diego Sacramento United 9/29/16 10/3/16 1 $178
October San Diego Sacramento United 10/13/16 10/16/16 1 $268
December San Diego Sacramento United 12/29/16 1/4/17 1 $318
January San Diego Sacramento American 1/17/17 1/19/17 1 $229

TIPSave $127 by flying into Oakland instead of Sacramento from San Diego

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

Your San Diego to Sacramento 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 San Diego to Sacramento is $235.

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

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Diego to Sacramento
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Allegiant 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10:53 10:53

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Diego to Sacramento (SAN to SMF)

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 San Diego to Sacramento. 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 San Diego to Sacramento is $134.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to Sacramento is $235.

San Diego to Sacramento Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Diego to Sacramento?
Answer: The average San Diego to Sacramento flight time is an hour and 24 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Diego and Sacramento?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to Sacramento is 422 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to Sacramento?
Answer: There are 2 direct flights from San Diego to Sacramento.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Diego to Sacramento?
Answer: Allegiant Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Diego and Sacramento.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Diego to Sacramento?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

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

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

San Diego to Sacramento
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American LAX X X X X X X X
Delta LAX X X X X X X X
United LAX 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 San Diego and Sacramento, 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 San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $150
San Diego to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $150

Cheap Domestic Flights to Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $151
Ontario to Sacramento American, United $242
Santa Ana to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $210
Burbank to Sacramento United $221
Long Beach to Sacramento JetBlue, United $156
Palm Springs to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $238
Santa Barbara to Sacramento United $326
Yuma to Sacramento American, Alaska Check Dates
Palomar to SacramentoCheck Dates
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $130
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $70
Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, American, Spirit, United $80
Los Angeles to San Jose American, Alaska, United $135
Los Angeles to Reno American, Alaska, United $166
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $236
Santa Ana to San Francisco United $135
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $124
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $177
Long Beach to San Francisco Alaska, JetBlue, United $103
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $77
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Los Angeles to Seattle American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $106
Palm Springs to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $197
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Burbank to San Francisco United $135
Ontario to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $135
Santa Barbara to San Francisco United $340

Cheap International Flights to Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to Sacramento American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $761
Cheap Flights from San Diego to Sacramento, CA, United States, from $173 Round trip from SAN to SMF