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Cheap flights from Columbus to San Diego (CMH - SAN)

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The best prices from Columbus to San Diego are usually found in August or July, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

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

CMH - SAN
Price
$201 - $406
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$201

From Columbus to San Diego

One-way from

$80

One-way flight from Columbus to San Diego

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 Columbus to San Diego?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Columbus to San Diego. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Diego.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 42% on flights from Columbus to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $381. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $460.

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

Flights from Columbus to San Diego lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Columbus to San Diego in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $138.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Columbus to San Diego (CMH - SAN)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Columbus to San Diego at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 30% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Columbus to San Diego in November, December 2020

The best prices found for CMH to SAN flights for November, December
20 Dec - 29 Dec
$68pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$79pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
21 Dec - 29 Dec
$104pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus

Columbus to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Columbus found for next year
20 Dec - 29 Dec
$68pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$79pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
21 Dec - 29 Dec
$104pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus

Last minute flights from Columbus to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Columbus, departing today and this week
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$250pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMH
Columbus
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$254pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMH
Columbus
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$317pp
CMH
Columbus
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMH
Columbus

One-way flights to San Diego from Columbus

The cheapest one-way flights from Columbus to San Diego
7:35 am - 11:43 am
Frontier
2 Stops
31h 08m
CMH - SAN
Frontier
$80
Kiwi.com
6:05 am - 6:01 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
14h 56m
CMH - SAN
United Airlines
$144
United
6:30 am - 4:51 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
13h 21m
CMH - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$164
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Columbus to San Diego

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Columbus to San Diego. Policies will vary by airline.

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

American 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 Columbus to San Diego for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Columbus to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $116.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Columbus to San Diego, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Columbus to San Diego for under $300?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Columbus to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

The Columbus to San Diego flight path was viewed by 65 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Columbus or San Diego?

Expected rainfall in Columbus is less than in San Diego. You can expect this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Columbus weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Diego is typically colder than in Columbus. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Columbus to San Diego?

A quick flight from Columbus to San Diego can take about 7h 41m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $68. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Columbus to San Diego round-trip?

Frontier, at $68, was found to be the cheapest airline from Columbus to San Diego.. You may be able to fly from Columbus to San Diego for 77% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

$34 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $77 and $144, respectively.

Alternative routes for Columbus to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Columbus to San Diego
Average temperature for November in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Diego
2.0 ″

Airports servicing Columbus

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines from Columbus to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Columbus 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
Frontier
$108 $206 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$84 $246 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$159 $367 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$159 $378 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$159 $382 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Columbus to San Diego

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 100% of CMH to SAN departures
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Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of CMH to SAN departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Columbus to San Diego
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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