Cheap flights from San Diego to Phoenix (SAN - PHX)

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The best prices from San Diego to Phoenix are usually found in July or August, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Monday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to PHX flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
SAN - PH1
Price
$58 - $209
PH1
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
PH1
Precipitation
0 - 1.1 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 48% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 47% potential price drop

Round-trip from

€58

From San Diego to Phoenix

One-way from

$49

One-way flight from San Diego to Phoenix

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 Phoenix?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 14%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to Phoenix, book at least 14 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 11% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $87 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $103.

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

July can be a great time to fly to Phoenix from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $109. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $28. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of October.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Phoenix (SAN - PH1)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to Phoenix in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 45% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

One-way flights to Phoenix from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Phoenix
1:53 pm - 3:15 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 22m
SAN - PHX
American Airlines
5:01 am - 11:59 am
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 58m
SAN - PHX
Frontier
$69
Kiwi.com
5:47 pm - 2:02 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
20h 15m
SAN - PHX
Multiple Airlines
$71
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Phoenix

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

San Diego (SAN), located 2.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from San Diego to Phoenix. 8 airlines have flights from San Diego to Phoenix on a regular basis. Booking flights from San Diego to Phoenix should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 18 outbound flights to Phoenix per day.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Diego to Phoenix that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, Frontier, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.

How popular is this San Diego to Phoenix flight route?

The San Diego to Phoenix flight path was viewed by 111 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $16. Spirit Airlines flights start at $42 while deals on American Airlines start at $49 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Phoenix?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $50. While the most popular route (San Diego - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl) can be booked for $58 on average our data indicates $512 when flying from San Diego to Phoenix

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

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

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to Phoenix are Japan Airlines (85%), American Airlines (81%) and Alaska Airlines (81%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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 Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to San Diego from Phoenix

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Phoenix

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

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Phoenix.
Average temperature for September in Phoenix
102.2 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Phoenix
0.6 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Top 6 airlines flying from San Diego to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Phoenix 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
Frontier
$27 $86 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$57 $249 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$62 $163 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$75 $241 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$129 $372 No cancel fee 75%
Linear Air Taxi
$2,207 $5,718 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Phoenix.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of SAN to PHX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of SAN to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 21% of SAN to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% of SAN to PHX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Phoenix
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Phoenix.
Sunday
14 daily flights
Monday
21 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
22 daily flights
Friday
20 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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