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
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 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

$91

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?

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 20% 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 $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. 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 at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 1% on flights from San Diego to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SAN to LAX flights for May, June
17 May - 19 May
$93pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
10 May - 15 May
$118pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 May - 18 May
$123pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Diego found for this year
17 May - 19 May
$93pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
10 May - 15 May
$118pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 May - 18 May
$123pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Los Angeles direct flight deals
4 Jul - 20 Jul
$129pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
21 May - 28 May
$149pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
21 May - 23 May
$169pp
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
13 May - 20 May
$135pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
12 May - 16 May
$137pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
15 May - 16 May
$138pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
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
6:54 am - 10:16 am
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 22m
SAN - LAX
Frontier
$91
Kiwi.com
6:38 pm - 5:16 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 38m
SAN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$103
Kiwi.com
8:42 am - 6:53 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
22h 11m
SAN - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$104
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Diego to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from San Diego to Los Angeles include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 is 1 daily flight to Los Angeles from 10 different airlines. 0h 49m is how long a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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 Frontier for just $93, but on average you can expect to pay $146.

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 $253.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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 3 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?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines can get you from San Diego to Los Angeles in just under 47m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 26m. 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 $93, Frontier will fly you from San Diego to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on United Airlines for as low as $129. Frontier is priced at 34% 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?

$44 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $57 and $89, respectively.

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
0h 50m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

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
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.

Delta
$99 $177 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$99 $192 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$120 $228 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$99 $231 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$71 $309 No cancel fee 75%

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 67% of SAN to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% 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
1 daily flight
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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