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Cheap Flights from San Diego to San Francisco, CA, United States - SAN to SFO

Popular flights from San Diego to San Francisco

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
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $235
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 23, 2016 $159
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 $143
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 23, 2016 $143
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 $138

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Diego to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $151.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN to SFO)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $329 $409
7-14 days $151 $159
14-21 days $149 $158
21-30 days $145 $153
30-60 days $145 $153
60-90 days $138 $151
90+ days $145 $155

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$149 $145 $138 $149 $168 $145 $168

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Diego to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February San Diego San Francisco United 2/29/16 3/5/16 0 $149
March San Diego San Francisco United 3/8/16 3/9/16 0 $145
April San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 4/20/16 4/20/16 0 $138
May San Diego San Francisco United 5/25/16 5/31/16 0 $145
June San Diego San Francisco United 6/7/16 6/11/16 0 $151
July San Diego San Francisco United 7/5/16 7/13/16 0 $201
August San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 8/29/16 9/8/16 0 $201
September San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 9/18/16 9/25/16 0 $192

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

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 San Diego to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$401
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$401 $151
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$151 $149
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$149 $151
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$151 $151
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$151

TIPSave $52 by flying into Oakland instead of San Francisco from San Diego

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN to SFO)

Your San Diego to San Francisco 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 San Francisco is $220.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $143.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Diego to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 06:15 18:47
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 3 5 07:00 19:45

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN to SFO)

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 San Francisco. 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 San Francisco is $92.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $170.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $124
Santa Ana to San Francisco United $139
Long Beach to San Francisco JetBlue, United $103
Palm Springs to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $189
Burbank to San Francisco United $139
Ontario to San Francisco United $135
Santa Barbara to San Francisco United $277
Palomar to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Yuma to San Francisco American $321
Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, Alaska, Spirit, United $77
Tijuana to San Francisco American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $613
San Diego to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $144
Los Angeles to San Jose American, United $130
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $72
Long Beach to Oakland JetBlue, United $103
Santa Ana to Oakland United $283
Burbank to Oakland United $611
Ontario to Oakland United $515
Palm Springs to Oakland American, United $292
Santa Barbara to Oakland United $524
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $145
Palomar to OaklandCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska $169
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $206
San Diego to San Jose American, Alaska, United $163
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Santa Ana to San Jose Alaska, United $256
Los Angeles to Monterey Alaska, United $117
Yuma to Oakland American $243
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $77

Airlines Flying from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN to SFO)

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

San Diego to San Francisco
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 - X X X X X X X
United LAX X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

San Diego to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: The average San Diego to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 35 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Diego and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to San Francisco is 446 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 99 direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 61% of the non-stop flights between San Diego and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA
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