Cheap flights from San Diego to Sacramento (SAN - SMF)

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The best prices from San Diego to Sacramento Intl are usually found in July or February, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Sacramento (SMF)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to SMF flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
SAN - SMF
Price
$126 - $188
SMF
Temperature
46.4 - 75.2 °F
SMF
Rainfall
0 - 3.6 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$126

From San Diego to Sacramento Intl

One-way from

$97

One-way flight from San Diego to Sacramento Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Sacramento (SAN - SMF)?

When flying from San Diego to Sacramento, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 7% versus a flight in the afternoon.

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

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 34% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

July can be a great time to fly to Sacramento from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $146. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Sacramento in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to SMF flights for May, June
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$96pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
14 Jun - 20 Jun
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Sacramento 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from San Diego found for this year
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$96pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
14 Jun - 20 Jun
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Sacramento direct flight deals
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$96pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
14 Jun - 20 Jun
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from San Diego, departing today and this week
25 May - 7 Jun
$116pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
26 May - 1 Jun
$128pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
26 May - 29 May
$129pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Sacramento
2:50 pm - 1:33 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 43m
SAN - SMF
Frontier
$97
Kiwi.com
10:30 am - 6:51 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 21m
SAN - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$100
Travelocity
6:15 pm - 7:51 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
SAN - SMF
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Sacramento

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

Sacramento Intl is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Sacramento from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Sacramento Intl (SMF) should be relatively easy as there are 12 daily flights to Sacramento from 8 different airlines. 1h 35m is how long a flight from San Diego to Sacramento Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Allegiant Air flying from San Diego to Sacramento Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Sacramento for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Sacramento for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $96, but on average you can expect to pay $123.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Sacramento for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Sacramento under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Sacramento is less than $125.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Sacramento?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday.

How popular is this San Diego to Sacramento flight route?

This flight path from San Diego to Sacramento Intl was viewed by 21 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from San Diego to Sacramento a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Diego to Sacramento?

There are many flights that can get you from San Diego to Sacramento in 1h 35m. Fly via Alaska Airlines or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. There are 483 mi between San Diego and Sacramento. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Alaska Airlines, at $96, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Diego to Sacramento. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Spirit Airlines. You may be able to fly from San Diego to Sacramento for 37% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Diego to Sacramento are Alaska Airlines ($16), Spirit Airlines ($60), and Frontier ($64).

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

Before booking your flight to Sacramento from San Diego, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Japan Airlines (94%), SkyWest Airlines (85%), Alaska Airlines( 85%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Sacramento?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $69. While the most popular route (San Diego - Sacramento Intl) can be booked for $118 on average our data indicates $315 when flying from San Diego to Sacramento.

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

When booking a flight from San Diego to Sacramento, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Sacramento Intl.

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

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

Returning to San Diego from Sacramento Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Sacramento

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

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Sacramento.
Flight duration from SAN to SMF
1h 34m
Average temperature for May in Sacramento
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Sacramento
0.7 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 5 airlines flying from San Diego to Sacramento Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Sacramento 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
$68 $153 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$72 $117 No cancel fee 69%
Allegiant Air
$75 $99 No cancel fee 88%
Spirit Airlines
$87 $135 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$112 $185 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Sacramento

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Sacramento.
Morning 6 AM to noon 35% of SAN to SMF departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of SAN to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 23% of SAN to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of SAN to SMF departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Sacramento
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Sacramento.
Sunday
14 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
15 daily flights
Wednesday
17 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
14 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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