Cheap flights from Minneapolis to San Diego (MSP - SAN)

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The best prices from Minneapolis to San Diego are usually found in July or August, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis (MSP) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to SAN flight in 2021: compare Minneapolis to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
MSP - SAN
Price
$169 - $308
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$169

From Minneapolis to San Diego

One-way from

$79

One-way flight from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to San Diego?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Minneapolis with a flight ticket averaging about $80. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Minneapolis to San Diego (MSP - SAN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Minneapolis to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 16% on airfare.

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

The best prices found for MSP to SAN flights for May, June
17 May - 22 May
$113pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
17 May - 22 May
$120pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
19 May - 22 May
$126pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Minneapolis found for this year
17 May - 22 May
$113pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
17 May - 22 May
$120pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
19 May - 22 May
$126pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Minneapolis

Save time with Minneapolis to San Diego direct flight deals
30 May - 3 Jun
$164pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
30 May - 4 Jun
$165pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
30 May - 6 Jun
$167pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Minneapolis, departing today and this week
16 May - 19 May
$128pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
16 May - 22 May
$133pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
11 May - 19 May
$139pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to San Diego from Minneapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
5:10 am - 8:01 am
Frontier
2 Stops
28h 51m
MSP - SAN
Frontier
$79
Kiwi.com
11:30 am - 1:19 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 49m
MSP - SAN
Sun Country Air
$98
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 5:14 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
5h 14m
MSP - SAN
United Airlines
$99
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, Sun Country Air, and Alaska Airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airports do I use to fly from Minneapolis to San Diego?

If you book a flight from Minneapolis to San Diego, you will be flying from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego. Flights to San Diego (SAN) from Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) take 3h 41m for a nonstop flight. There are 4 flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego per day from 9 airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $113, but on average you can expect to pay $136.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to San Diego is less than $189.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego have been viewed 303 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Minneapolis or San Diego?

In Minneapolis, there will be greater rainfall in Minneapolis compared to San Diego over the next 17 days.

Is Minneapolis weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 84 °F range in July. The weather in San Diego is generally colder than Minneapolis's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to San Diego?

Airlines like Sun Country Air, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines fly from Minneapolis to San Diego in about 3h 49m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 13h 08m. 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 Minneapolis to San Diego round-trip?

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($113), and Frontier ($158) offers the cheapest pricing from Minneapolis to San Diego. Spirit Airlines is priced at 51% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $55. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and Sun Country Air, as they are both options that can get you from Minneapolis to San Diego for a low price.

Alternative routes for Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to San Diego.
Flight duration
3h 42m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Minneapolis to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis 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
Frontier
$85 $193 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$77 $210 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$75 $214 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$93 $228 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$88 $237 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$107 $262 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$118 $308 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Minneapolis to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Minneapolis towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 80% of MSP to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 20% of MSP to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of MSP to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MSP to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Minneapolis to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Minneapolis to San Diego.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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