Cheap flights from San Diego to Atlanta (SAN - ATL)

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The best prices from San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are usually found in September or October, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to ATL flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Atlanta flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Atlanta.
SAN - ATL
Price
$215 - $438
ATL
Temperature
42.8 - 80.6 °F
ATL
Rainfall
3.4 - 5.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$257

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$215

From San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Atlanta?

To save up to 19% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 57 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Diego to Atlanta from $256 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $310 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Atlanta (SAN - ATL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Diego to Atlanta in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 43% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Atlanta?

Flights from San Diego to Atlanta lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Diego to Atlanta in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $172.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Atlanta?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Atlanta in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to ATL flights for May, June
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$338pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Jun - 28 Jun
$354pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Jun - 11 Jun
$362pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Atlanta 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Atlanta from San Diego found for this year
16 Aug - 24 Aug
$240pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$249pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 Sep - 27 Sep
$280pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Atlanta from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Atlanta direct flight deals
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$398pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
17 Aug - 28 Sep
$418pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$438pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Atlanta

Late deals on round-trip flights to Atlanta from San Diego, departing today and this week
3 Jun - 28 Jun
$354pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Jun - 11 Jun
$362pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Jun - 15 Jun
$364pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Atlanta

What airports do I use to fly from San Diego to Atlanta?

If you book a flight from San Diego to Atlanta, you will be flying from San Diego to Hartsfield-Jackson. Flights to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) from San Diego (SAN) take 4h 01m for a nonstop flight. There are 15 flights from San Diego to Atlanta per day from 9 airlines.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Atlanta for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Atlanta under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Atlanta is less than $503.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Atlanta for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Atlanta within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Atlanta?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday.

How popular is this San Diego to Atlanta flight route?

The San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson flight path was viewed by 36 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from San Diego to Atlanta on average per day?

2 flight departures from San Diego to Atlanta per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Atlanta?

Consider American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or JetBlue when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Diego to Atlanta.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Atlanta?

While on average a flight from San Diego to Atlanta is generally $681, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $13. When looking at the most popular route, (San Diego - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson), you can expect to pay $280 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Diego to Atlanta?

Before booking your flight to Atlanta from San Diego, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: ITA Airways (92%), Air France (90%), Delta( 90%).

What airports serve Atlanta from San Diego?

If you’re taking a flight to Atlanta from San Diego, you will be leaving from San Diego International Airport (SAN). SAN is the airport servicing the San Diego area, and it is among the top 30 busiest airports in North America. It is relatively close to central San Diego, being about a 10min drive or a 15min bus ride on the 992 line. When you land in Atlanta from San Diego, it will be at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the city and region's main airport. ATL is the busiest airport in North America. It is about a 15min drive to central Atlanta, or you can take the Red or Gold train lines directly to the city center.

Which airlines fly directly from San Diego to Atlanta?

Nonstop flights to Atlanta from San Diego are usually with Southwest Airlines. These flights take around 4h 10min. The majority of flights are one-stop routes mainly with Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines. There are also plenty of options with two or more stops across multiple airlines. They could include any combination of Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines. Flight times for flights with one stop or more could last from around 5.5h to well over 18h.

What are the layover options between San Diego and Atlanta?

It is possible that the best ticket deal for your flight to Atlanta includes one or more stops. For trips with one layover, you could find yourself in Dallas, Houston, Denver, or Las Vegas. Layover times could last from about 1h to over 12h, which can stretch your total travel time quite a bit from about 5.5h to almost 19h. With two layovers or more, the variety increases a bit for travel times. Cities that you may stop in could include Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, St Louis, and Cleveland. The shortest routes may include layover times of around 1h per stop, for a total flight time of just under 8h. The longest journeys may include two or three stops for a travel time of around 20h with layovers that last from about 4h to over 8h.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from San Diego to Atlanta?

If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need a passport or visa to travel within the country, including from San Diego to Atlanta. You will, nevertheless, be asked to present a valid form of identification to verify you are the person named on the ticket. These IDs must be Real IDs, which are federally recognized forms of identification. This could include state-issued driver’s licenses and US passports that have not expired.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Atlanta, GA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Atlanta from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson within the United States

Most visitors from San Diego need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Atlanta?

Returning to San Diego from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Atlanta

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Atlanta

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Atlanta.
Average temperature for May in Atlanta
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Atlanta
3.5 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Atlanta

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Atlanta choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$89 $256 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$102 $402 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$115 $249 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$179 $417 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$209 $511 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$257 $497 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Atlanta

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Atlanta.
Morning 6 AM to noon 67% of SAN to ATL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 26% of SAN to ATL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 6% of SAN to ATL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% of SAN to ATL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Atlanta
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Atlanta.
Sunday
14 daily flights
Monday
17 daily flights
Tuesday
16 daily flights
Wednesday
16 daily flights
Thursday
16 daily flights
Friday
17 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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