Cheap flights to San Diego, CA from $29

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Flights to San Diego in 2024

Find the latest flights to San Diego in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,194,136 searches and data was last updated on abril 11, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Average price

$388

Round-trip from

$128

One-way from

$48
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From New York to San Diego
One-way flight from New York to San Diego (SAN)

Cheap flights to San Diego in April & May 2024

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San Diego 2024 flight deals

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Flights to San Diego departing soon

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mié. 4/176:59 pmSFO - SAN
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One-way flights to San Diego

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mar. 5/1410:52 pmORD - SAN
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sáb. 6/112:34 pmDEN - SAN
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vie. 5/36:35 amDEN - SAN
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Direct flights to San Diego

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jue. 5/96:30 amDEN - SAN
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lun. 5/136:59 pmSFO - SAN
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vie. 5/106:35 amDEN - SAN
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vie. 5/36:59 pmSFO - SAN
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Find flights to San Diego within your budget

Locate flights to San Diego that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,194,136 searches and data was last updated on abril 11, 2024.

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Average price of flights to San Diego by month

Plan your trip to San Diego by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to San Diego is currently $32 while a round-trip flight costs $58. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Diego (average of $288). Flying to San Diego in June will prove the most costly (average of $368). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$292

February

$297

March

$339

April

$316

May

$320

June

$368

July

$367

August

$313

September

$298

October

$288

November

$334

December

$305

Peak season:

San Diego is the perfect year-round destination and its high season includes most of the year. Accommodation and flights to San Diego and will be most expensive between May and August, November to January and during all public holidays. If taking a flight to San Diego over the festive period be sure to fly there during Christmas when over 1,200 individuals from all over San Diego take part in the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival every year. People line the sidewalks to watch the parade of marching bands, drill teams, scout troops, dancers, floats and much more.

Off season: 

October, February and March are low-season months. During this time cheap flights to San Diego are available and February sees San Diego’s most adored nightlife street party, Gaslamp Diego Mardi Gras, bless the streets with spectacular performances, parades, live music and streets of delicious food. The event is held on Shrove Tuesday and thousands of merry-makers flock towards the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter every year. Additionally, September and April are months of good weather, fewer crowds and it is also possible to find a cheap flight to San Diego in these months. If you are taking a flight to San Diego to enjoy the beach, beware the May Gray and June Gloom – or fog as it is more often referred to.

Temperature and rainfall in San Diego by month

Plan your trip to San Diego by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Diego, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, August is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 71.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 57.2 F).

When is the best time to book a flight to San Diego?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to San Diego. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.

San Diego is always warm and popular, but spring and fall often net you the best deals on flights. Those times are less busy than popular summer travel to San Diego, but you still get beautiful weather. Winter months are typically the cheapest time to buy tickets to San Diego. Start looking one to four months ahead of time, unless you plan to travel during a holiday or during summer, when demand is higher.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to San Diego?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip to San Diego. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to San Diego should consider flying on Sunday at noon, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travelers will want to avoid Sunday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing San Diego

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Diego. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Diego. Reviews last updated abril 11, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly to San Diego, see what other customers have to say about Frontier, Spirit Airlines and Alaska Airlines. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
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Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.7
Good
4,730 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.4
Good
11,391 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.3
Good
15,011 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Overall

8.1

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego is California’s first city, discovered in 1542 when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay and claimed it for Spain. Today, San Diego maintains its naval integrity as one of California’s busiest sailing ports and a U.S. Navy hub. Tourism keeps this city afloat – thanks to cheap flights to San Diego – and provides a major boost to the city’s economy every year. Book airline tickets to San Diego for some of the best swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing in the nation. While you’re there, head to famous tourist attractions like Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.

Visitors arriving on San Diego flights will immediately feel at ease in the nation’s seventh-largest city. Its neighborhoods rival that of tourist-packed San Francisco, but when you book a trip to San Diego you’ll find the city’s Spanish-Mexican heritage honored. If you’ve got some time to spare while you’re here, add a few extra days to your San Diego flight and take a side trip to one of California’s nearby cities.

One of San Diego’s greatest attractions is Balboa Park, a wonderful collection of gardens, stunning Spanish Revival architecture, museums, wilderness and zoo. Another is the Gaslamp Quarter, the historical heart of the San Diego. A red-light and low-rent district in times gone by, the past few decades has seen it come back to life – now as a lively dining, entertainment and urban shopping area.

San Diego, the beautiful city by the Pacific Ocean about two hours south of Los Angeles, has arguably the best climate in the US and a healthy, laid-back attitude too. It has a great ethnic and cultural mix, and its close proximity to Mexico – Tijuana is less than 20 miles away – makes for great Mexican cafes and restaurants.

Food lovers that fly to San Diego will find excellent Latin, Central and East Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Greek, and Pacific Islander food throughout the city. Pick up the scent in the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, La Jolla and Old Town.

One of San Diego’s biggest attractions is the world-famous San Diego Zoo, known for its conservation efforts, natural animal environments and successful breeding of endangered species. You can visit more than 4,000 animals, many of them wandering in simulated natural habitats spread out over 100 acres. One of the best sections is the Tiger River Asian rainforest, which features tigers, pythons, tapirs and crocodiles visible from misty trails winding through waterfalls and exotic plants. You can also visit exhibits like the Gorilla Tropics, Sun Bear Forest, polar bears and the Ituri Forest Exhibit. The zoo’s smallest visitors might enjoy the Children’s Zoo, where they can pet bunnies, goats and sheep. Sea lions and other animals perform at an outdoor amphitheater.

San Diego’s city center area includes the business district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfront Embarcadero is small enough to walk around. The Gaslamp District is a trendy 16-block shopping and dining area filled with historic buildings and the wrought-iron street lamps that give it its name. There are also many performing and visual art centers and several blues and jazz festivals. In the summer there are crowds of people sitting at outdoor tables, but you should watch your surroundings at night.

San Diego’s beaches are the heart of the city, stretching across 70 miles. There are plenty of shops and cafes to stop at or you can spend your time tanning, swimming or snorkeling. Roller bladers, joggers and bikers flock to the boardwalk running from Mission beach to Pacific Beach, and there’s plenty of waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing in Mission Bay. Just north of the city is La Jolla, an oceanfront suburb with classy restaurants and expensive real estate along a beautiful stretch of coastline. The ocean is clear and the beaches have coves, cliffs and great surfing.

Coronado Island is home to the famous historic Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark from 1888. The building is a San Diego institution with distinctive Victorian turrets and conical towers. Many films have been shot here over the years and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra were once guests. You can stay at the hotel or just take a tour, wandering through the grounds and the award-winning Silver Strand State Beach.

No matter when travelers book your flight to San Diego, California’s southernmost city, and second-largest, they are sure to enjoy near year-round sunshine with shimmering beaches and a fascinating history.

Getting to and around the city of San Diego

The main airport for travelers on flights to San Diego is San Diego International Airport (SAN). Public transportation options from the airport include buses, light rail and trains. Car rental and taxis are also available.

Like much of Southern California, the easiest way to get around San Diego is by car. You can find several rental car companies at the airport. Bus tickets are cheap and the trolley system is a great way to get around downtown or to nearby Tijuana. The Blue Line can take you through Old Town before crossing the border into Mexico. Tickets cost a few dollars and last for two hours.

Tips for your stay in San Diego

  • The Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island is the largest wooden structure in the United States.
  • Deep theater discounts are available at the ARTS TIX booth downtown in Horton Plaza Park, where day-of-show tickets are available on a cash-only basis. Events include theater, concert and dance throughout the city.
  • Each July, Mission Bayis home to a San Diego original, the Over-the-Line Tournament. This beach softball event dates from 1953 and is renowned for boisterous, anything-goes behavior.
  • And for the holidays, kids of all ages gather in the lobby of Loews Coronado Bay Resort, where the Cat in the Hat gives regular readings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is one of San Diego’s most treasured native sons.
  • San Diego has several world-class attractions including Balboa Park, America’s largest urban cultural park, which has more than a dozen museums as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
  • For those travelers taking a flight to San Diego to get away from it all, Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the wildest landscapes along the coast, with unspoiled beaches, chaparral, pine trees and a lagoon vital to many migrating birds.

Finding Flights from San Diego

Sunny southern California offers a lot, but the San Diego International Airport connects you to anywhere in the world when you’re ready to explore. Fly out of the city on American, Delta, United and other popular carriers.

Find your next adventure on one of these routes:

Cheap flights from San Diego to Austin 

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Cheap flights from San Diego to Toronto 

San Diego is a busy airport, so you’ll want to arrive early to avoid missing your flight. Take the city bus from downtown San Diego to the airport to avoid parking hassles. You can also take the San Diego Trolley. A shuttle runs between the terminal and about a block from the Middletown Station if you take the trolley.

San Diego, CA airport overview

Sometimes referred to as Lindbergh Field, San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of the center of the city of San Diego, at the southern tip of California.

It is the United States’ busiest single runway commercial airport, handling around 18 million passengers per year. As it’s situated within a highly populated suburban area, departures are only permitted between 6:30am and 11:30pm.

San Diego International has three terminals: Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal. All international arrivals are handled by Terminal 2, while the Commuter Terminal services flights between San Diego and Los Angeles International Airport. The airport is relatively easy to navigate and flights are generally punctual during most of the year, however delays are common in autumn and winter when visibility is low (thanks to the mighty Santa Ana winds that sweep through the region).

Despite having only one runway, San Diego International manages to keep up with the number of passengers frequenting its terminals each year. It’s a small and clean airport with helpful staff and sufficient amenities.

Related info for your journey

  • What’s the weather like in San Diego?

    The average daily temperature is 70 degrees. During the summer months and into October temperatures up to 85 degrees are not unusual. The city averages a mere 10 inches of rain and even during the coldest months of December and January, temperatures still average a mild 68 degrees.

  • How long is the flight to San Diego?

    Flying to southern California takes just a few hours from many U.S. locations. Visit San Diego from Seattle with a flight of just over two hours. The flight from New York City takes just under five hours, and a flight from Chicago takes just under four hours.

  • Which airlines fly to San Diego?

    The San Diego International Airport has two terminals to host several carriers. Some of your options include Allegiant, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Spirit, Southwest and United. If you’re traveling internationally, airlines include Air Canada, British Airways and Japan Airlines.

  • What should you pack for a flight to San Diego?

    San Diego gets a lot of sun year-round, so sunscreen, a sun hat and sunglasses are important. If your plans include the beach, pack your swimsuit and other beach gear. San Diego is a relatively laid-back city, so you can get away with almost any type of clothing. If you’re traveling in the summer, plan for hot weather by packing lightweight clothes that keep you cool. In spring, fall and winter, temperatures can get chilly, especially in the evening. Bring a few layers or a light jacket to keep yourself warm.

  • What are some things to do in San Diego?

    The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is a must-do for visitors of all ages. At 100 acres, it’s one of the largest zoos in the U.S. The San Diego Zoo is home to many rare and endangered animals, including giant pandas. Take a 35-minute bus tour of the zoo if your feet need a rest. While you’re at the zoo, take time to explore the popular Balboa Park, which is a 1,200-acre park surrounding the zoo. Visit the Botanical Building, museums, gardens and many other attractions situated in the park. Check out San Diego’s beginnings with a visit to Torrey Pines State Reserve. Here, you can see the untouched shoreline with all of its natural topography and plant life. You’ll also see 3,000 Torrey pine trees in the reserve. These pine trees are the rarest in the U.S. While you’re at the reserve, check out one of the last salt marshes in Southern California. The reserve offers plenty of hiking trails to explore the area. Experience San Diego’s military side at the USS Midway. It was the longest-serving U.S. aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Now serving as a museum, the USS Midway includes 60 exhibits and 29 aircraft with a self-guided audio tour to explore the ship. For a different type of watercraft history, visit the Maritime Museum, where you can see everything from sailing ships to submarines. Several spots throughout the city give you amazing views of the area. The Cabrillo National Monument is one of those popular locations. You’ll get a wide range of views, including the Pacific, downtown San Diego, Point Loma naval base and Coronado. You can even see mountains in Tijuana on clear days. Another great place for ocean views is Sunset Cliffs, with beautiful sandstone cliffs along the shore. Stop by Gaslamp Quarters when you want to be part of the action. This area encompasses 16 blocks full of shops, theaters, restaurants and art galleries. You’ll see lots of Victorian architecture in the area. It’s also a popular location for festivals and special events.

  • What does SAN mean?

    SAN stands for San Diego Airport. Codes like this one are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to San Diego?

    Most people fly into San Diego (SAN) if they book a flight to San Diego. San Diego is conveniently located just 2.6 mi from San Diego’s city center. 8 airlines have flights to San Diego from New York on a daily basis. Booking flights to San Diego should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 33 flights from New York per day.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to San Diego if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to San Diego on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to San Diego?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Allegiant Air is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to San Diego.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in San Diego?

    San Diego Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in San Diego. One-way flights to San Diego Airport typically cost $21, while round-trip flights cost around $32.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to San Diego?

    A round-trip flight to San Diego will typically cost around $302, however they can be found for as little as $32.

  • Where does the fastest flight to San Diego depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to San Diego, Los Angeles offers the quickest one-way flight (0 hours 50 minutes).

  • Which airport is closest to Venice Beach?

    If being close to San Diego is important to you, you’ll want to land at Los Angeles Airport.

  • Does San Diego Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at San Diego Airport can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to San Diego Airport?

    Yes. San Diego Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is the closest property to San Diego Airport (0.0 mi away from San Diego Airport).

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