Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX - SAN)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to San Diego are usually found in April or May, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Friday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN)

LAX - SAN
Price
$129 - $209
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$129

From Los Angeles to San Diego

One-way from

$56

One-way flight from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to San Diego?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 12%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to San Diego?

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Los Angeles. Users have commonly found prices around $80 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $44. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to San Diego (LAX - SAN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 31% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Diego in March, April 2021

15 Apr - 18 Apr
$88pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Mar - 5 Apr
$92pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Mar - 30 Mar
$93pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San Diego 2021 flight deals

15 Apr - 18 Apr
$88pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Mar - 5 Apr
$92pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Mar - 30 Mar
$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 Los Angeles

26 Mar - 5 Apr
$197pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
19 Mar - 26 Mar
$209pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Mar - 14 Mar
$221pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San Diego

10 Mar - 15 Mar
$95pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Mar - 15 Mar
$97pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Mar - 13 Mar
$98pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to San Diego from Los Angeles

3:40 am - 12:13 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 33m
LAX - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$56
Gotogate
7:49 pm - 6:29 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 40m
LAX - SAN
Frontier
$76
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to San Diego

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

Alaska Airlines and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to San Diego that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $101.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 12 direct flights from Los Angeles to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Diego is less than $456.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to San Diego?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Los Angeles to San Diego a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Los Angeles or San Diego?

The rainfall in Los Angeles is generally same as the rainfall in San Diego. This will continue over the next 9 days.

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

Expect the weather to be around 90 °F on average in August. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in San Diego is generally colder than in Los Angeles.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to San Diego?

Frontier and Spirit Airlines can get you from Los Angeles to San Diego in just under 4h 59m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 49m. Los Angeles and San Diego are separated by a distance of 109 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $88, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Los Angeles to San Diego and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Frontier for as low as $92. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $34 on Spirit Airlines. Another option is Frontier, who have fights from $38.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Average temperature for March in San Diego
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in San Diego
2.7 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Diego

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$99 $205 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$99 $216 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$158 $223 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$99 $262 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$91 $271 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Diego

Evening 6 PM to midnight 40% of LAX to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 36% of LAX to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 23% of LAX to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of LAX to SAN departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to San Diego
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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