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 Tuesday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SAN flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
LAX - SAN
Price
$129 - $209
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 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

$69

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?

Users have found that leaving on a Sunday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 10% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Los Angeles to San Diego in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 34% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to San Diego from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 36%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 60% by booking at least 43 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 Los Angeles to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $173.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to SAN flights for October, November
13 Nov - 17 Nov
$98pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Nov - 1 Dec
$99pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Nov - 10 Nov
$107pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Los Angeles found for this year
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$86pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Nov - 17 Nov
$98pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 8 Dec
$99pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Diego direct flight deals
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$117pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Nov - 5 Dec
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Nov - 10 Dec
$129pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 28 Oct
$128pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$132pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Oct - 2 Nov
$143pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to San Diego from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
5:07 pm - 5:58 pm
Delta
Nonstop
0h 51m
LAX - SAN
Delta
$69
Delta
1:00 am - 7:33 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
6h 33m
LAX - SAN
United Airlines
$78
United
6:10 am - 11:56 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
29h 46m
LAX - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$80
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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to San Diego

What airports do I use to fly from Los Angeles to San Diego?

If you wish to fly to San Diego from Los Angeles, then you need to book flights from Los Angeles to San Diego. There are 14 flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) per day to choose from. Flights to San Diego from Los Angeles are available from 8 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 0h 42m is how long a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Diego typically takes.

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 $86, but on average you can expect to pay $115.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 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 $150.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to San Diego for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Los Angeles to San Diego 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?

4 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Diego per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

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

A quick flight from Los Angeles to San Diego can take about 52m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $86. There are 109 mi between Los Angeles and San Diego. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Los Angeles to San Diego round-trip from $86. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are United Airlines, from $117, and Delta, from $139. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 43% 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 $36 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $59 and United Airlines from $71 one-way.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Diego are Train, Bus and Major Airline. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Diego?

On average you can expect to pay $272 for a flight from Los Angeles to San Diego. The cheapest flight overall is $19 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San Diego) is currently priced at $86.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to San Diego?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Los Angeles to San Diego are KLM (100%), Aeromexico (100%) and ANA (84%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

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

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to San Diego.
Flight duration from LAX to SAN
0h 58m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
Alaska Airlines
$91 $271 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$99 $205 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$99 $216 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$99 $262 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$158 $223 No cancel fee 65%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of LAX to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of LAX to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 16% of LAX to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of LAX to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to San Diego.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
14 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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