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 Thursday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

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 2021: 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
Precipitation
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

$92

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 in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 14% versus a flight in the morning.

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.

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

Departing on a Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 62% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

The best prices found for SAN to SMF flights for October, November
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$75pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
13 Nov - 15 Nov
$107pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from San Diego found for this year
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$75pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$85pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$86pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Sacramento direct flight deals
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$75pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
5 Jan - 5 Jan
$92pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$97pp
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
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$155pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
29 Oct - 30 Oct
$175pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$176pp
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
7:35 am - 2:28 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
6h 53m
SAN - SMF
American Airlines
6:27 am - 2:05 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
7h 38m
SAN - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$106
FareScan
5:31 pm - 9:01 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
15h 30m
SAN - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$107
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Related info for your journey

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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 11 daily flights to Sacramento from 8 different airlines. 1h 38m 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, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines 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 $75, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

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 $136.

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: Wednesday.

How popular is this San Diego to Sacramento flight route?

This flight path from San Diego to Sacramento Intl was viewed by 101 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 41m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, or Delta 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 $75, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Diego to Sacramento.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Spirit Airlines and Delta. You may be able to fly from San Diego to Sacramento for 50% 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 ($49), Delta ($66), and Frontier ($67).

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.

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: SkyWest Airlines (91%), Alaska Airlines (91%), Horizon Air( 91%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Sacramento?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $48. While the most popular route (San Diego - Sacramento Intl) can be booked for $97 on average our data indicates $164 when flying from San Diego to Sacramento

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 37m
Average temperature for October in Sacramento
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Sacramento
0.7 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 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
United Airlines
$57 $158 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$62 $175 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$68 $143 No cancel fee 65%
Allegiant Air
$75 $99 No cancel fee 88%
Alaska Airlines
$84 $175 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$88 $232 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$114 $242 No cancel fee 63%

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 42% of SAN to SMF departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 38% of SAN to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of SAN to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of SAN to SMF departures
Midnight
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
5 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
15 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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