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San Diego to San Francisco Last modified: Jul 17, 2019 2:21 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. Alaska & American frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
SANSFO
Tue 8/20
nonstop
SFOSAN
Wed 8/21
nonstop
American
SANSFO
Wed 9/11
1 stop
SFOSAN
Sat 9/14
1 stop
United
SANSFO
Tue 8/20
nonstop
SFOSAN
Wed 8/21
nonstop
$117
Major Airlines
SANSFO
Sat 8/24
1 stop
SFOSAN
Sat 8/31
1 stop
$124

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 $95.

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 think 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 $170 $209
7-14 days $121 $180
14-21 days $88 $147
21-30 days $83 $129
30-60 days $77 $94
60-90 days $77 $114
90+ days $97 $114

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to San Francisco

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$113$88$88$97$93$88$97

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
July San Diego San Francisco Alaska 7/30/19 8/7/19 0 $121
August San Diego San Francisco Alaska 8/7/19 8/13/19 0 $88
September San Diego San Francisco Alaska 9/1/19 9/17/19 0 $97
October San Diego San Francisco Alaska 10/1/19 10/8/19 0 $97
November San Diego San Francisco Alaska 11/2/19 11/6/19 0 $97
December San Diego San Francisco Alaska 12/3/19 12/10/19 0 $97
January San Diego San Francisco Alaska 1/3/20 1/6/20 0 $128
February San Diego San Francisco American 2/22/20 2/29/20 1 $135

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$251
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$251 $194
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$194 $121
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$121 $103
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$103 $88
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$88

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 $166.

The average price for direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $134.

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
Alaska 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 01:30 15:55
United 11 10 10 11 11 9 10 01:15 15:30
Major Airlines 8 8 8 8 8 5 7 01:20 17:10

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 $61.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to San Francisco is $134.

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 36 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from San Diego?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to San Francisco is 447 miles (719 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 168 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 42% 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: Jul 17, 2019 2:21 -04:00Number of routes searched: 284Number of itineraries searched: 1,907,557

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 -
Alaska -
United -
American PHX
American CLT
American DFW
American JFK
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska ABQ
Alaska AUS
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines JFK
Major Airlines LAX
Hawaiian HNL
Hawaiian OGG
United DEN
United EWR
United IAD
United IAH

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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