Cheap flights from California (CA) to San Diego (SAN)

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

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

To save on the cost of your flight from California to San Diego, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 27% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $73 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $98.

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

July is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Diego from California. Prices for July average $80 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a July flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in July

Cheap flights from California to San Diego in February, March 2021

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$70pp
OAK
Oakland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
27 Mar - 5 Apr
$76pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Mar - 5 Apr
$86pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

California to San Diego 2021 flight deals

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$70pp
OAK
Oakland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
27 Mar - 5 Apr
$76pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Apr - 4 Apr
$77pp
SJC
San Jose
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

Non-stop flights to San Diego from California

23 Mar - 23 Mar
$92pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
7 Apr - 7 Apr
$92pp
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SJC
San Jose
18 Mar - 18 Mar
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to San Diego

4 Mar - 6 Mar
$70pp
OAK
Oakland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
7 Mar - 10 Mar
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
3 Mar - 8 Mar
$94pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland

One-way flights to San Diego from California

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 20m
SJC - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$37
mytrip.com
3:40 am - 12:13 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 33m
LAX - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$46
Travelocity
5:14 pm - 4:24 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
23h 10m
SFO - SAN
Frontier
$48
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From California to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from California to San Diego 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 California and San Diego 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 California to San Diego 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 California to San Diego 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 California to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $88.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to San Diego is less than $101.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to San Diego for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from California to San Diego was viewed by 58 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Train, Bus and Major Airline are the most popular airlines when flying from California to San Diego.

What are the most popular routes from California to San Diego?

The most popular route from California to San Diego is San Francisco - San Diego. You may also consider Sacramento Intl - San Diego or San Jose - San Diego.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to San Diego?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $31. While the most popular route (San Francisco - San Diego) can be booked for $88 on average our data indicates $247 when flying from California to San Diego

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from California to San Diego are Lufthansa (100%), Air China (100%) and ANA (98%).

How long is the flight from California to San Diego?

A quick flight from California to San Diego can take about 1h 09m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $177. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $70. Another option worth looking into is Alaska Airlines, starting at $92 round trip.

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

$37 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 $38 and $46, respectively.

Destination information for San Diego

Flight duration
1h 27m
Average temperature for February in San Diego
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for February in San Diego
2.8 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from California to San Diego

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
$83 $153 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$62 $180 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$65 $187 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$57 $190 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$58 $200 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$67 $249 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$84 $257 No cancel fee 63%
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