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
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

$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?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 10%.

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 34% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Diego in June, July 2021

The best prices found for LAX to SAN flights for June, July
18 Jul - 24 Jul
$117pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Jul - 14 Jul
$124pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Jul - 22 Jul
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Los Angeles found for this year
18 Jul - 24 Jul
$117pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Jul - 14 Jul
$124pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Jul - 22 Jul
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Diego direct flight deals
18 Jul - 24 Jul
$117pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Jul - 22 Jul
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 22 Dec
$137pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
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
23 Jun - 26 Jun
$141pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Jun - 29 Jun
$149pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Jun - 28 Jun
$154pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple 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
5:55 pm - 6:49 pm
Delta
Nonstop
0h 54m
LAX - SAN
Delta
$69
Delta
2:00 am - 5:58 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
3h 58m
LAX - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$70
mytrip.com
6:42 pm - 7:30 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
0h 48m
LAX - SAN
United Airlines
$89
United

Related info for your journey

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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 is one 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.

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 5 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 51m is how long a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Diego typically takes.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $141.

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 $407.

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.

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.

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 2 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?

United Airlines, Delta, and Frontier can get you from Los Angeles to San Diego in just under 46m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 38m. 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 $117, United Airlines will fly you from Los Angeles to San Diego and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Delta and Spirit Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $127 and $129, respectively. Users have found that United Airlines is 23% 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 $47 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $54 and Delta from $59 one-way.

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
0h 53m
Average temperature for June in San Diego
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Diego
0.1 ″

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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards San Diego.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 51% of LAX to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of LAX to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of LAX to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% 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
4 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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