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

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The best prices from Minneapolis St Paul 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
Precipitation
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 St Paul to San Diego

One-way from

$74

One-way flight from Minneapolis St Paul 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?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Minneapolis to San Diego. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Diego.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 25% by booking at least 21 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 Minneapolis to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $229.

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

July is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Diego from Minneapolis. Prices for July average $232 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $106. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a July flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

When flying from Minneapolis to San Diego, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 16% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Minneapolis to San Diego in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MSP to SAN flights for September, October
1 Oct - 5 Oct
$80pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Sep - 27 Sep
$85pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$86pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Minneapolis found for this year
1 Oct - 5 Oct
$80pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Sep - 27 Sep
$85pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$86pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit 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
1 Oct - 3 Oct
$151pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$153pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
26 Sep - 30 Sep
$154pp
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
23 Sep - 27 Sep
$85pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$86pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Sep - 28 Sep
$93pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit 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
7:46 am - 2:09 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 23m
MSP - SAN
Frontier
$74
Trip.com
2:00 am - 7:50 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
31h 50m
MSP - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$75
Gotogate
11:40 am - 1:31 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 51m
MSP - SAN
Sun Country Air
$76
Travelgenio

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Minneapolis</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to San Diego

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 50m for a nonstop flight. There are 3 flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego per day from 9 airlines.

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.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $94.

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 $176.

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

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

How popular is this Minneapolis to San Diego flight route?

Within the past month, 303 users have taken a look at flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Diego.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $72, was found to be the cheapest airline from Minneapolis to San Diego. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. These flights start at 69% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $37. Frontier flights start at $55 while deals on Sun Country Air start at $73 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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

Returning to Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis St Paul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Minneapolis St Paul.

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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.
Average temperature for September in San Diego
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul 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.
Morning 6 AM to noon 70% of MSP to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 30% 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
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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