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

Popular flights from San Francisco to San Diego

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 13, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 $156
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 12, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $160
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $139
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $150

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $155.

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

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $0 $0
7-14 days $151 $168
14-21 days $150 $168
21-30 days $149 $225
30-60 days $150 $160
60-90 days $199 $198
90+ days $116 $158

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to San Diego

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$156 $151 $150 $154 $176 $151 $149

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to San Diego

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco San Diego United 5/29/16 5/31/16 0 $149
June San Francisco San Diego United 6/1/16 6/4/16 0 $150
July San Francisco San Diego American 7/2/16 7/6/16 1 $196
August San Francisco San Diego United 8/24/16 8/27/16 0 $151
September San Francisco San Diego United 9/20/16 10/4/16 0 $116
October San Francisco San Diego United 10/5/16 10/15/16 0 $116
November San Francisco San Diego Virgin America 11/1/16 11/5/16 0 $117
December San Francisco San Diego Virgin America 12/8/16 12/11/16 0 $201

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

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 Francisco to San Diego.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$335
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$335 $151
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$151 $151
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$151 $151
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$151

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

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

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to San Diego is $151.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to San Diego
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 8 9 9 9 8 6 6 06:35 22:34
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 07:20 20:55

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

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 Francisco to San Diego. 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 Francisco to San Diego is $79.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to San Diego is $153.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to San Diego American, Alaska $198
Sacramento to San Diego American, Alaska, United $168
San Jose to San Diego American, Alaska $150
Fresno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $154
Reno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $207
Monterey to San Diego American, Alaska, United $179
Santa Rosa to San Diego American, Alaska $221
San Luis Obispo to San Diego United $359
Redding to San Diego Alaska, United $340
Modesto to San DiegoCheck Dates
Chico to San DiegoCheck Dates
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $120
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska $133
Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $151
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, American, Spirit, United $81
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $67
San Francisco to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $601
San Francisco to Santa Ana Alaska, United $133
San Jose to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $761
Oakland to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $763
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $177
San Francisco to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157
Sacramento to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $728
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $276
San Francisco to PalomarCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $113
San Francisco to Ontario American, Alaska, United $133
Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $270
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Allegiant $174
San Francisco to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $133

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

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

San Francisco to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX 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 Francisco and San Diego, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

San Francisco to San Diego Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to San Diego?
Answer: The average San Francisco to San Diego flight time is an hour and 33 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and San Diego?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to San Diego is 446 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to San Diego?
Answer: There are 93 direct flights from San Francisco to San Diego.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to San Diego?
Answer: United Airlines provides 59% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to San Diego?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA
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