Cheap flights from Dallas to San Diego (DFW - SAN)

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

All the information you need to plan the best DFW to SAN flight in 2021: compare Dallas to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
A78 - SAN
Price
$124 - $297
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$124

From Dallas to San Diego

One-way from

$72

One-way flight from Dallas to San Diego

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Dallas to San Diego (A78 - SAN)?

When flying from Dallas 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.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Dallas with a flight ticket averaging about $217. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $63. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 15% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Dallas to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $222.

Cheap flights from Dallas to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DFW to SAN flights for October, November
9 Nov - 11 Nov
$84pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$85pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$86pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Dallas found for this year
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$55pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
9 Nov - 11 Nov
$84pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$85pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Dallas

Save time with Dallas to San Diego direct flight deals
9 Nov - 11 Nov
$84pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$86pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
5 Dec - 9 Dec
$94pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Last minute flights from Dallas to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Dallas, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 11 Nov
$84pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$88pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
2 Nov - 4 Nov
$104pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

One-way flights to San Diego from Dallas

The cheapest one-way flights from Dallas to San Diego
5:40 pm - 6:43 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
3h 03m
DFW - SAN
American Airlines
7:10 pm - 5:24 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 14m
DFW - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$83
Kiwi.com
3:30 am - 2:04 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
12h 34m
DFW - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$89
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Flight FAQs

From Dallas to San Diego

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

Most people fly into San Diego (SAN) if they book a flight to San Diego from Dallas. On average, San Diego has 26 inbound flights from Dallas per day from 9 airlines. San Diego is conveniently located just 2.6 mi from San Diego’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Dallas to San Diego have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dallas to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $55, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Dallas to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Dallas to San Diego is less than $132.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

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

Per day, 18 flights depart from Dallas to San Diego on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 94% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 6% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Dallas to San Diego?

Frontier can get you from Dallas to San Diego in just under 6h 56m. Your travel time can differ by up to . There are 1174 mi between Dallas and San Diego.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Dallas to San Diego round-trip from $55. Frontier is priced at 74% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $42. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Dallas to San Diego for a low price.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Dallas to San Diego consider choosing Spirit Airlines (91%), Japan Airlines (86%) or GOL (83%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Dallas to San Diego?

On average you can expect to pay $542 for a flight from Dallas to San Diego. The cheapest flight overall is $88 while the most popular route, (Dallas/Fort Worth - San Diego) is currently priced at $108.

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

When booking a flight from Dallas to San Diego, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

How long is the flight from Dallas to San Diego?

A flight from Dallas to San Diego generally lasts anywhere from two hours and 40 minutes to just over three hours. A connection in another city can add a few hours to your trip, with travel times often passing five and a half hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Dallas to San Diego?

American Airlines, Spirit, and Alaska Airlines all offer non-stop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International to San Diego. Southwest also offers direct flights to the Pacific city from Dallas Love Field.

How frequent are flights between Dallas and San Diego?

More than a dozen flights take off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for San Diego daily, with flights generally departing every few hours. Around 3 flights a day depart from Dallas Love Field for the Southern California city.

Which airports serve Dallas to San Diego?

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the largest airport serving the Dallas area and one of the biggest flight hubs in the U.S., offering diverse options for flights to San Diego. You can also take off from one of the smaller airports such as Dallas Love Field. The vast majority of flights to San Diego land in San Diego International Airport, which rests just north of the downtown area. The much smaller Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport and Brown Field Airport also service the area, but flight options are much more limited.

Which direct flight route between Dallas and San Diego is cheapest?

Direct flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to San Diego International Airport generally offer the best travel prices, but you can occasionally find bargains on flights from Dallas Love Field. While the landlocked city of Dallas boasts modern metropolitan entertainment, San Diego draws from the area's natural beauty with cliff walks along the Pacific, historic hill neighborhoods, and nature parks with panoramic views. Tourists flock here for the San Diego Zoo, but the festivals and concerts at Balboa Park offer even more entertainment. Prepare for milder weather during your San Diego vacation, with winters that are slightly warmer and summers a little cooler than those in Dallas. From water sports and marine life cruises to sunbathing on the sandy beaches, San Diego is a SoCal city with something for everyone. Give our smart search engine a try to find great deals on flights from Dallas to sunny San Diego.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Dallas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

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

Returning to Dallas from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Dallas.

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

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Alternative routes for Dallas to San Diego

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Dallas to San Diego.
Flight duration from Dallas to SAN
3h 08m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Dallas

Love Field (DAL)
Dallas Addison (ADS)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 6 airlines flying from Dallas to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Dallas 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
Spirit Airlines
$73 $203 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$87 $204 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$88 $237 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$96 $366 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$97 $232 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$97 $299 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Dallas to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dallas towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 48% of DFW to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 35% of DFW to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of DFW to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DFW to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Dallas to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Dallas to San Diego.
Sunday
24 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
28 daily flights
Wednesday
24 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
32 daily flights
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