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Cheap Flights from San Diego to San Francisco - 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 8, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $273
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 16, 2016 $273
Apr 5, 2016 Apr 7, 2016 $273
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 11, 2016 $246
May 9, 2016 May 11, 2016 $246
May 14, 2016 May 17, 2016 $246
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $187
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 $186
Apr 6, 2016 Apr 6, 2016 $186

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 $190.

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 $359 $283
7-14 days $221 $266
14-21 days $197 $225
21-30 days $186 $221
30-60 days $186 $221
60-90 days $192 $217
90+ days $192 $217

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
$190 $186 $186 $193 $193 $192 $195

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 2/28/16 2/29/16 0 $197
March San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 3/1/16 3/1/16 0 $186
April San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 4/6/16 4/6/16 0 $186
May San Diego San Francisco United 5/4/16 5/11/16 0 $192
June San Diego San Francisco United 6/2/16 6/6/16 0 $195
July San Diego San Francisco United 7/4/16 7/6/16 0 $197
August San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 8/29/16 8/29/16 0 $195
September San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 9/16/16 9/23/16 0 $195

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$439
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$439 $267
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$267 $204
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$204 $199
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$199 $193
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$193

TIPSave $104 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 $248.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $189.

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 2 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 $114.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $225.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to San Francisco Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Hawaiian, Virgin America $157
Santa Ana to San Francisco United, US Airways, AirTran $172
Long Beach to San Francisco US Airways, JetBlue $103
Palm Springs to San Francisco United, Delta, Alaska, US Airways, American, Virgin America $192
Burbank to San Francisco United, US Airways $172
Ontario to San Francisco United, US Airways $170
Santa Barbara to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American $311
Palomar to San Francisco United Check Dates
Yuma to San Francisco United, US Airways $336
Los Angeles to Oakland Alaska, Delta, US Airways, Spirit, Hawaiian $93
Tijuana to San Francisco AeroMexico $506
San Diego to Oakland Delta, US Airways, Spirit $156
Los Angeles to San Jose United, Delta, Alaska, US Airways, American, Virgin America $185
Los Angeles to Las Vegas Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Spirit, Hawaiian, Boutique, Virgin America $74
Long Beach to Oakland US Airways, JetBlue $123
Santa Ana to Oakland US Airways, AirTran $285
Burbank to Oakland US Airways $506
Ontario to Oakland US Airways $593
Palm Springs to Oakland Alaska, US Airways $307
Santa Barbara to Oakland Alaska, US Airways $406
Los Angeles to Sacramento Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Hawaiian $172
Palomar to OaklandCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa Alaska, American $163
Los Angeles to New York Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Spirit, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America, AirTran $241
San Diego to San Jose Alaska, Delta, United, US Airways, American $242
Los Angeles to Chicago Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Frontier, AirTran, Virgin America $115
Santa Ana to San Jose US Airways $253
Los Angeles to Monterey United, Alaska, US Airways, American $114
Yuma to Oakland US Airways $470
Los Angeles to Phoenix Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Spirit $78

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 SLC 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 98 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 62% 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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