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)

All the information you need to plan the best null to SAN flight in 2021: compare California to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for California to SAN flights for May, June
18 May - 25 May
$92pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 19 May
$93pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 25 May
$93pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from California found for this year
18 May - 25 May
$92pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 19 May
$93pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 25 May
$93pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Diego from California

Save time with California to San Diego direct flight deals
20 Oct - 25 Oct
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 May - 2 Jun
$97pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$97pp
SBP
San Luis Obispo County
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBP
San Luis Obispo County

Last minute flights from California to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from California, departing today and this week
11 May - 12 May
$95pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 17 May
$95pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 May - 12 May
$98pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to San Diego from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to San Diego
7:50 am - 7:52 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 02m
OAK - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$49
Kiwi.com
4:15 pm - 5:41 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 26m
SFO - SAN
United Airlines
$50
United
8:38 am - 4:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
7h 51m
OAK - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$56
CheapOair

Related info for your journey

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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.

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

San Diego (SAN) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from California to San Diego. It is only a 2.6 mi journey from San Diego (SAN) to San Diego’s city center.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

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 $108.

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: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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 San Jose - San Diego or Oakland - San Diego.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to San Diego?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $19. While the most popular route (San Francisco - San Diego) can be booked for $93 on average our data indicates $272 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 Air China (100%), Avianca (97%) and United Airlines (97%).

How long is the flight from California to San Diego?

A quick flight from California to San Diego can take about 48m. United 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 $93. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and Spirit Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $97 and $104, respectively.

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

$32 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and Alaska Airlines, with prices starting from $44 and $49, respectively.

Departure points for flights from California to San Diego

Select to see more specific information for flights to San Diego from all departure points in California.

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to San Diego.
Flight duration
1h 20m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from California to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to San Diego 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
$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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