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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

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 6, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 $184
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 17, 2016 $168
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $168
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $168
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $168
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $168
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 May 31, 2016 $150
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $150
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $150
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $150

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 $155.

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 $391 $272
7-14 days $151 $168
14-21 days $151 $168
21-30 days $150 $173
30-60 days $150 $168
60-90 days $200 $178
90+ days $150 $163

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
$156 $150 $150 $155 $175 $151 $151

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
April San Diego San Francisco American 4/30/16 5/15/16 1 $272
May San Diego San Francisco United 5/24/16 5/31/16 0 $150
June San Diego San Francisco United 6/1/16 6/7/16 0 $150
July San Diego San Francisco American 7/27/16 8/6/16 1 $178
August San Diego San Francisco United 8/23/16 8/30/16 0 $151
September San Diego San Francisco United 9/6/16 9/13/16 0 $151
October San Diego San Francisco Virgin America 10/12/16 10/22/16 0 $150
November San Diego San Francisco Alaska 11/6/16 11/11/16 0 $201

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$365
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$365 $151
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$151 $156
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$156 $151
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$151 $151
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$151

TIPSave $83 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 $219.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $167.

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 9 9 9 8 8 9 06:15 19:22
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 07:00 19:25

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 $77.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $167.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $130
Santa Ana to San Francisco United $135
Long Beach to San Francisco Alaska, JetBlue, United $103
Palm Springs to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $197
Burbank to San Francisco United $135
Ontario to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $135
Santa Barbara to San Francisco United $340
Palomar to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Yuma to San Francisco American, Alaska $283
Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, American, Spirit, United $80
Tijuana to San Francisco American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $511
San Diego to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $150
Los Angeles to San Jose American, Alaska, United $135
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Long Beach to Oakland JetBlue $113
Santa Ana to Oakland Alaska, United $339
Burbank to Oakland United $1,263
Ontario to Oakland United $1,099
Palm Springs to Oakland American, Alaska, United $335
Santa Barbara to Oakland United $436
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $151
Palomar to OaklandCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $162
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $210
San Diego to San Jose American, Alaska, United $151
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $130
Santa Ana to San Jose Alaska $135
Los Angeles to Monterey American, Alaska, United $122
Yuma to Oakland American, Alaska $343
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $76

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 DAL 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 100 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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