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Cheap flights from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN - LAX)

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The best prices from San Diego to Los Angeles are usually found in November or December, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX)

SAN - LAX
Price
$139 - $240
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches
Popular in June High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Average price $190 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $139 From San Diego to Los Angeles
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $87, or $97 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles?

September can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $95. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $46. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN - LAX)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 13% on flights from San Diego to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Los Angeles in September, October 2020

The best prices found for SAN to LAX flights for September, October
17 Oct - 19 Oct
$144pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$157pp
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San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
26 Oct - 1 Nov
$162pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Diego found for this year
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$138pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Oct - 19 Oct
$144pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$157pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Los Angeles direct flight deals
9 Mar - 25 Mar
$159pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
2 Mar - 24 Mar
$227pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
7 Oct - 9 Oct
$2,054pp
SAN
San Diego
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from San Diego, departing today and this week
8 Oct - 10 Oct
$183pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$352pp
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
8 Oct - 11 Oct
$524pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
4:20 pm - 4:05 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
11h 45m
SAN - LAX
JetBlue
3:00 pm - 1:12 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
22h 12m
SAN - LAX
Sun Country Air
$151
Kiwi.com
6:22 am - 5:05 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 43m
SAN - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$248
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Diego to Los Angeles flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $138, but on average you can expect to pay $235.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 3 direct flights from San Diego to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Los Angeles is less than $813.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Los Angeles for under $200?

There are currently 4+ open flights from San Diego to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 39 users have taken a look at flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.

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

4 flight departures from San Diego to Los Angeles per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 75% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures

Does it rain more in San Diego or Los Angeles?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in San Diego is roughly similar to Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 1 days.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in Los Angeles is generally hotter than in San Diego. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Linear Air Taxi, Delta, and Spirit Airlines can get you from San Diego to Los Angeles in just under 51m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 23m. There are 109 mi between San Diego and Los Angeles. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Los Angeles round-trip?

Currently priced at $138, Spirit Airlines will fly you from San Diego to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Delta and Sun Country Air - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $159 and $352, respectively. Spirit Airlines is priced at 30% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles one-way?

$129 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on JetBlue and Sun Country Air, with prices starting from $143 and $151, respectively.

Alternative routes for San Diego to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Diego to Los Angeles
Flight duration
1h 01m
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
0.0 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Los Angeles

Morning 6 AM to noon 89% of SAN to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of SAN to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SAN to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to LAX departures
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6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Los Angeles
Sunday
10 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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