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

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

SAN - SMF
Price
$126 - $188
SMF
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °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

One-way from

$39

One-way flight from San Diego to Sacramento

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 Sacramento?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 63%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to Sacramento, book at least 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $71 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $90.

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

Flights from San Diego to Sacramento lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Diego to Sacramento in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Sacramento (SAN - SMF)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Diego to Sacramento in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 13% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Sacramento in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SAN to SMF flights for January, February
28 Jan - 4 Feb
$88pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Jan - 7 Feb
$94pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Feb - 5 Feb
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from San Diego found for this year
19 Apr - 21 Apr
$80pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
28 Jan - 4 Feb
$88pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Jan - 7 Feb
$94pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Sacramento direct flight deals
19 Apr - 21 Apr
$80pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
18 Jun - 20 Jun
$177pp
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
20 Jan - 21 Jan
$144pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
21 Jan - 25 Jan
$148pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 Jan - 24 Jan
$150pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Sacramento from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Sacramento
7:00 am - 8:39 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 39m
SAN - SMF
Alaska Airlines
2:00 am - 11:02 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 02m
SAN - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$68
FareScan
12:13 pm - 6:24 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 11m
SAN - SMF
Delta
$69
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Diego to Sacramento flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Sacramento

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Diego to Sacramento Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $80, but on average you can expect to pay $122.

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

Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from San Diego to Sacramento under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Sacramento is less than $128.

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.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 260 users have taken a look at flights from San Diego to Sacramento Intl.

Does it rain more in San Diego or Sacramento?

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 less than Sacramento. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 days.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Sacramento?

Expect the weather to be around 95 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Sacramento is generally hotter than in San Diego.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Sacramento?

For as low as $80, Alaska Airlines can have you in Sacramento from San Diego in 1h 34m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Sacramento, with prices starting at $80. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Frontier and Spirit Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $88 and $124, respectively. Alaska Airlines is 47% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$39 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Alaska Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and Spirit Airlines, with prices starting from $44 and $63, respectively.

Alternative routes for San Diego to Sacramento

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Diego to Sacramento
Flight duration
1h 32m
Average temperature for January in Sacramento
55.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Sacramento
3.6 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to Sacramento

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

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Sacramento

Morning 6 AM to noon 34% of SAN to SMF departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of SAN to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 17% of SAN to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of SAN to SMF departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Sacramento
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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