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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to San Diego, CA, United States - SFO to SAN Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:48 PM

Popular flights from San Francisco to San Diego Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:48 PM

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
Sep 23, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $190
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 $168
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 $168
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $168
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $168
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $168
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $151
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 $151
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $151
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 $151
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 $151
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 24, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 $148

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 $157.

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 $395 $320
7-14 days $267 $275
14-21 days $239 $247
21-30 days $229 $247
30-60 days $229 $237
60-90 days $151 $168
90+ days $148 $165

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
$191 $151 $152 $151 $151 $151 $151

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 5/31/16 6/13/16 1 $371
June San Francisco San Diego United 6/21/16 6/28/16 0 $229
July San Francisco San Diego United 7/3/16 7/6/16 0 $229
August San Francisco San Diego United 8/23/16 8/25/16 0 $151
September San Francisco San Diego Virgin America 9/24/16 9/28/16 0 $148
October San Francisco San Diego United 10/1/16 10/7/16 0 $148
November San Francisco San Diego Virgin America 11/10/16 11/13/16 0 $148
December San Francisco San Diego Virgin America 12/2/16 12/4/16 0 $151

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$447
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$447 $312
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$312 $257
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$257 $239
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$239 $239
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$239
TIPSave $77 by flying into Long Beach instead of San Diego from San Francisco

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 $271.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to San Diego is $181.

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 13 16 16 14 12 9 11 06:36 22:55
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 07:10 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 $77.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to San Diego is $178.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to San Diego American $272
Sacramento to San Diego American, Alaska, United $168
San Jose to San Diego American, Alaska $151
Fresno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $153
Reno to San Diego American, Alaska, United $240
Monterey to San Diego American, Alaska, United $147
Santa Rosa to San Diego American, Alaska $227
San Luis Obispo to San Diego United $326
Redding to San Diego Alaska, United $346
Modesto to San DiegoCheck Dates
Chico to San DiegoCheck Dates
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $132
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $134
Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $134
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, Spirit, United $81
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $67
San Francisco to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $526
San Francisco to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $135
San Jose to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $711
Oakland to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $782
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $233
San Francisco to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157
Sacramento to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $486
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $338
San Francisco to PalomarCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach JetBlue, United $117
San Francisco to Ontario American, Alaska, United $135
Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $279
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles Alaska $177
San Francisco to Burbank Alaska, United $135

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to San Diego (SFO to SAN) Number of flights searched: 173Last modified: May 30, 2016 1:48 PM

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 DEN 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 34 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 106 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 63% 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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