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Flights from San Diego to San Francisco, United States Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 2:20 AM

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San Diego to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 2:20 AM

We've scanned 23,629,223,180 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Diego to San Francisco. Alaska & United frequently offer the best deals on San Diego to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
SANSFO
Fri 11/18
nonstop
SFOSAN
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$135
Select
United
SANSFO
Sat 11/19
nonstop
SFOSAN
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$137
Select
Virgin America
SANSFO
Thu 11/24
nonstop
SFOSAN
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$137
Select

How Much is a Flight from San Diego to San Francisco?

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 $159.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Diego to San Francisco?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Diego to San Francisco?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Diego to San Francisco.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $357 $365
7-14 days $245 $190
14-21 days $185 $190
21-30 days $153 $190
30-60 days $135 $190
60-90 days $137 $190
90+ days $153 $191

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to San Francisco

We've examined 23,636,053,052 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Diego to San Francisco is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$183 $153 $177 $137 $135 $137 $185

Compare Flight Prices from San Diego to San Francisco by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Diego to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 9/30/16 10/15/16 0 $357
October San Diego San Francisco Alaska 10/18/16 10/19/16 0 $153
November San Diego San Francisco Alaska 11/18/16 11/21/16 0 $135
December San Diego San Francisco United 12/6/16 12/10/16 1 $190
January San Diego San Francisco Alaska 1/14/17 1/15/17 0 $153
February San Diego San Francisco United 2/2/17 2/8/17 1 $192
March San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 3/29/17 4/5/17 0 $228
April San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 4/28/17 5/1/17 0 $229

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Diego to San Francisco. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$393
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$393 $224
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$224 $196
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$196 $153
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$153 $196
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$196

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $136.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Diego to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 10 9 9 10 10 5 10 06:15 20:05
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 07:00 19:30
Southwest 8 8 8 8 8 5 8 06:35 21:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Diego to San Francisco

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 $122.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $136.

San Diego to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: The average San Diego to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 32 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from San Diego?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to San Francisco is 446 miles (717 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 156 direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular San Diego airlines for direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 40% 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

Airlines in San Diego flying to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 2:20 AMNumber of routes searched: 115Number of itineraries searched: 848,732

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Diego to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of San Diego airlines with flights to San Francisco. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

San Diego to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American LAX
Alaska -
American ORD
Alaska SEA
American DFW
American PHX
Alaska PHL
United DEN
Alaska CLT
JetBlue BOS
Delta LAS
American JFK
Alaska PDX
JetBlue FLL
United IAD
United IAH
United MTJ

San Diego to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Diego and San Francisco. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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