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 February or August, booked 40 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to LAX flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
SAN - LAX
Price
$99 - $190
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop

Round-trip from

€99

From San Diego to Los Angeles

One-way from

$59

One-way flight 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?

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.

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

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 Los Angeles within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $157.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Los Angeles from San Diego. Prices for February average $142 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $70. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September. Opting for a February flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in February

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

When flying from San Diego to Los Angeles, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 1% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Los Angeles in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SAN to LAX flights for September, October
12 Oct - 22 Oct
$67pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
9 Oct - 11 Oct
$69pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
5 Oct - 7 Oct
$74pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles 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
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
12 Oct - 22 Oct
$67pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
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
21 Oct - 21 Oct
$112pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
15 Oct - 15 Oct
$117pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
7 Oct - 15 Oct
$129pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
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
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$82pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Sep - 5 Oct
$91pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Sep - 5 Oct
$104pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
6:45 am - 7:45 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 00m
SAN - LAX
United Airlines
$59
United
3:11 pm - 9:09 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 58m
SAN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$67
Gotogate
8:51 am - 2:53 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
18h 02m
SAN - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$68
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> to <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Los Angeles

What airports do I use to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Los Angeles from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) should be relatively easy as there are 12 daily flights to Los Angeles from 10 different airlines. 0h 56m is how long a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Diego to Los Angeles have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $59, but on average you can expect to pay $87.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 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 $156.

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

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

How popular is this San Diego to Los Angeles flight route?

Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles have been viewed 39 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($59), American Airlines ($103), and United Airlines ($112) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Los Angeles. Spirit Airlines is priced at 58% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Diego to Los Angeles?

Before booking your flight to Los Angeles from San Diego, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air France (100%), China Airlines (100%), Korean Air( 100%).

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

When booking a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles, you may want to consider flying on Train, Bus or Major Airline as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?

On average you can expect to pay $245 for a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles. The cheapest flight overall is $30 while the most popular route, (San Diego - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $63.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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 Los Angeles.

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

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

Returning to San Diego from Los Angeles

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Los Angeles

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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from SAN to LAX
0h 57m
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

Top 6 airlines flying from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles 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
Alaska Airlines
$71 $309 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$99 $192 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$99 $231 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$99 $177 No cancel fee N/A
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.

Spirit Airlines
$120 $228 No cancel fee 65%

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Los Angeles.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 70% of SAN to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 30% of SAN to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SAN to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
13 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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