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 2022: compare California to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to San Diego from California average $154. You can even find prices in April for less than $154, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $75. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 36%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to San Diego (CA - SAN)?

When flying from California to San Diego, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

To save up to 60% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 43 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to San Diego from $173 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $223 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from California to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for California to SAN flights for May, June
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$59pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
14 Jun - 15 Jun
$62pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$69pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland

California to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from California found for this year
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$59pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
14 Jun - 15 Jun
$62pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$69pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland

Non-stop flights to San Diego from California

Save time with California to San Diego direct flight deals
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$59pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
14 Jun - 15 Jun
$62pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$69pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland

Last minute flights from California to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from California, departing today and this week
5 Jun - 8 Jun
$74pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
6 Jun - 11 Jun
$87pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
5 Jun - 8 Jun
$94pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland

One-way flights to San Diego from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to San Diego
7:20 am - 6:07 am
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 47m
OAK - SAN
Frontier
$57
Kiwi.com
2:25 am - 3:52 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 27m
SJC - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$59
Alaska Airlines
6:27 pm - 3:32 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
9h 05m
ONT - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$60
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From California to San Diego

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.

Which airlines flying from California to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit 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 Spirit Airlines for just $59, but on average you can expect to pay $80.

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 $82.

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 can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this California to San Diego flight route?

Within the past month, 58 users have taken a look at flights from California to San Diego.

How many flights depart from California to San Diego on average per day?

Per day, 20 flights depart from California to San Diego on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to San Diego?

There are many flights that can get you from California to San Diego in 1h 30m. Fly via Spirit Airlines or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 109 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $31. Alaska Airlines flights start at $39 while deals on Frontier start at $43 one-way.

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 flight routes from California to San Diego are San Francisco - San Diego, Oakland - San Diego and San Jose - San Diego.

What are the cheapest flights from California to San Diego?

The cheapest flight price from California to San Diego is $70. On average you can expect to pay $441. The most popular route, (San Francisco - San Diego), can usually be booked for $118.

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

Before booking your flight to San Diego from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air New Zealand (96%), Copa Airlines (92%), Lufthansa( 92%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Diego from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Diego within the United States

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Diego.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

Do I need a test to fly back to California from San Diego?

Returning to California from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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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 from California to SAN
1h 29m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 8 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$48 $218 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$64 $149 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$68 $200 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$72 $235 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$92 $154 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$100 $190 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$106 $276 No cancel fee 71%
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