Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to California (CA)

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to LAX flight in 2021: compare San Diego to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to California?

Find a great deal and save up to 52% by booking at least 37 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Diego to California within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $157.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to California from San Diego average $142. You can even find prices in February for less than $142, as users have found deals to California from as low as $70. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from San Diego. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to California (SAN - USCA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from San Diego to California as you normally would.

Cheap flights from San Diego to California in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SAN to California flights for September, October
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$61pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Oct - 4 Oct
$64pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
7 Oct - 9 Oct
$65pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from San Diego found for this year
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$59pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$61pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$63pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to California from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to California direct flight deals
16 Oct - 19 Oct
$81pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
19 Oct - 19 Oct
$92pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
8 Oct - 10 Oct
$94pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from San Diego, departing today and this week
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$61pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Oct - 4 Oct
$64pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$66pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to California from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to California
10:41 am - 1:09 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
26h 28m
SAN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$43
Kiwi.com
6:40 am - 8:10 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 30m
SAN - SJC
Alaska Airlines
$44
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to California?

If you book a flight to California from San Diego, you will be flying from San Diego, which is the city’s only airport. San Diego (SAN) is located 2.6 mi from the center of San Diego.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Diego and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from San Diego to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $59, but on average you can expect to pay $71.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to California is less than $104.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to California for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to California within the next 7 days for less than $100.

How popular is this San Diego to California flight route?

The San Diego to California flight path was viewed by 39 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular routes from San Diego to California?

When deciding which route to take from San Diego to California consider San Diego - San Francisco, San Diego - Oakland or San Diego - Sacramento Intl as they are the most popular.

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

Consider Air France (100%), China Airlines (100%) or Korean Air (100%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to California.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to California?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to California is $30. On average you can expect to pay $245. The most popular route, (San Diego - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $100.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Diego to California are Train, Bus and Major Airline. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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

Returning to San Diego from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to California.
Flight duration from SAN to California
1h 18m

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 9 airlines flying from San Diego to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to California 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
United Airlines
$56 $178 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$58 $199 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$62 $181 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$65 $138 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$67 $254 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$68 $177 No cancel fee 65%
Allegiant Air
$70 $97 No cancel fee 88%
Southwest
$88 $245 No cancel fee 63%
Endeavor Airlines
$106 $139 No cancel fee N/A

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

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