Cheap flights from San Diego to Philadelphia (SAN - PHL)

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The best prices from San Diego to Philadelphia are usually found in August or January, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to PHL flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Philadelphia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Philadelphia.
SAN - PHL
Price
$308 - $479
PHL
Temperature
33.8 - 78.8 °F
PHL
Precipitation
2.7 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$308

From San Diego to Philadelphia

One-way from

$99

One-way flight from San Diego to Philadelphia

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Philadelphia?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Philadelphia. Flights to Philadelphia from San Diego in August are about $387 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $105.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Diego to Philadelphia at least 13 days early can save you up to 1% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 13 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Diego to Philadelphia for as little as $373 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $386 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Philadelphia (SAN - PHL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to Philadelphia in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 50% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

Users have found that flying from San Diego to Philadelphia on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Philadelphia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SAN to PHL flights for October, November
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$108pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$110pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
10 Nov - 16 Nov
$114pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia from San Diego found for this year
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$108pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$110pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
10 Nov - 16 Nov
$114pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Philadelphia from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Philadelphia direct flight deals
12 Jan - 18 Jan
$499pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$509pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 18 Dec
$519pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Philadelphia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Philadelphia from San Diego, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 2 Nov
$133pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$138pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 8 Nov
$143pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Philadelphia from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Philadelphia
5:26 pm - 1:17 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
28h 51m
SAN - PHL
Multiple Airlines
$99
Kiwi.com
2:25 am - 4:26 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
11h 01m
SAN - PHL
Frontier
$103
Kiwi.com
12:46 pm - 9:33 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
17h 47m
SAN - PHL
Spirit Airlines
$113
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Philadelphia

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

If you wish to fly to Philadelphia from San Diego, then you need to book flights from San Diego to Philadelphia. There are 3 flights from San Diego (SAN) to Philadelphia (PHL) per day to choose from. Flights to Philadelphia from San Diego are available from 10 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 4h 54m is how long a nonstop flight from San Diego to Philadelphia typically takes.

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

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

Can I find flights from San Diego to Philadelphia for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Philadelphia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $108, but on average you can expect to pay $127.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Philadelphia for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Philadelphia under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Philadelphia is less than $583.

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

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

How popular is this San Diego to Philadelphia flight route?

Within the past month, 125 users have taken a look at flights from San Diego to Philadelphia.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($108), and Frontier ($123) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Philadelphia. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 72% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Philadelphia?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $110. While the most popular route (San Diego - Philadelphia) can be booked for $108 on average our data indicates $729 when flying from San Diego to Philadelphia

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

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

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to Philadelphia are British Airways (100%), American Airlines (91%) and Qatar Airways (87%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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 Philadelphia.

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

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

Returning to San Diego from Philadelphia

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Philadelphia

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

Destination information for Philadelphia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Philadelphia.
Average temperature for October in Philadelphia
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Philadelphia
3.4 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Top 9 airlines flying from San Diego to Philadelphia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Philadelphia 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
Spirit Airlines
$93 $235 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$107 $306 No cancel fee 69%
Sun Country Air
$111 $215 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$114 $257 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$133 $395 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$158 $366 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$176 $304 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$369 $493 No cancel fee 71%
Envoy Air
$640 $816 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Philadelphia

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Philadelphia.
Morning 6 AM to noon 63% of SAN to PHL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 36% of SAN to PHL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SAN to PHL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to PHL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Philadelphia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Philadelphia.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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