Cheap flights from Manhattan to San Diego (NYC - SAN)

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The best prices from Manhattan to San Diego are usually found in August or January, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Manhattan (NYC) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SAN flight in 2021: compare Manhattan to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
NYC - SAN
Price
$277 - $474
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From Manhattan to San Diego

One-way from

$123

One-way flight from Manhattan 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 Manhattan to San Diego?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 29% on the overall cost on flights from Manhattan to San Diego.

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

To save up to 27% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Manhattan to San Diego from $73 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $98 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to San Diego from Manhattan average $80. You can even find prices in July for less than $80, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $44. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Manhattan. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Manhattan to San Diego (NYC - SAN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Manhattan to San Diego at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 39% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Manhattan to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SAN flights for May, June
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$208pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
7 Jun - 16 Jun
$236pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$237pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Manhattan to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Manhattan found for this year
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$208pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9 Jul - 16 Jul
$216pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Aug - 18 Aug
$224pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Manhattan

Save time with Manhattan to San Diego direct flight deals
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$208pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9 Jul - 16 Jul
$216pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
3 Jun - 4 Jun
$237pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from Manhattan to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Manhattan, departing today and this week
24 May - 4 Jun
$245pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
24 May - 4 Jun
$259pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
24 May - 4 Jun
$286pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Diego from Manhattan

The cheapest one-way flights from Manhattan to San Diego
3:15 am - 3:13 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 58m
EWR - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$123
Kiwi.com
12:55 pm - 4:20 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
6h 25m
JFK - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$127
mytrip.com
12:29 pm - 5:44 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 15m
JFK - SAN
Delta
$128
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Manhattan to San Diego

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from New York 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 New York to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, Delta, and Alaska 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.

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

For a flight from New York to San Diego, you will be flying into San Diego. San Diego (SAN) is just 2.6 mi from the center of the city. San Diego is the only San Diego airport and it handles 14 inbound flights from New York per day. 9 airlines have flights to San Diego from New York on a regular basis.

Can I find flights from Manhattan to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manhattan to San Diego for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $234.

Are there nonstop flights from Manhattan to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Manhattan to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Manhattan to San Diego is less than $258.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Manhattan to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $300.

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in San Diego is generally colder than in New York. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Manhattan to San Diego?

For as low as $247, Delta can have you in San Diego from Manhattan in 5h 50m. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Alaska Airlines ($208), Delta ($216), and Spirit Airlines ($224) offers the cheapest pricing from Manhattan to San Diego. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 36% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $86. However, be on the lookout for offers from Alaska Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Manhattan to San Diego for a low price.

Alternative routes for Manhattan 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 Manhattan to San Diego.
Flight duration
5h 54m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 8 airlines flying from Manhattan to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Manhattan 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
$102 $268 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$142 $269 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$103 $292 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$128 $300 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$118 $346 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$144 $353 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$141 $387 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$127 $387 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Manhattan to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Manhattan towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 53% of NYC to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 46% of NYC to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of NYC to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Manhattan to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Manhattan to San Diego.
Sunday
24 daily flights
Monday
18 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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