Cheap flights from New York to San Diego (NYC - SAN)

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The best prices from New York 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
New York (NYC) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SAN flight in 2021: compare New York to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
NYC - SAN
Price
$277 - $474
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 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 New York (NYC) to San Diego

One-way from

$31

One-way flight from New York (NYC) to San Diego

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to San Diego?

To save up to 42% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to San Diego from $381 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $460 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to San Diego?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 29%.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to San Diego?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from New York. Users have commonly found prices around $326 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $138. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

It’s optimal to fly from New York 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 New York to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SAN flights for October, November
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$112pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$117pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$122pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

New York to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from New York found for this year
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$102pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
11 Dec - 16 Dec
$111pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$112pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Diego from New York

Save time with New York to San Diego direct flight deals
14 Feb - 23 Feb
$183pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
17 Nov - 17 Nov
$188pp
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
17 Nov - 17 Nov
$189pp
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

Last minute flights from New York to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from New York, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$122pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$127pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$129pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Diego from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Diego
2:00 am - 7:22 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 22m
EWR - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$31
mytrip.com
2:00 am - 7:22 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 22m
EWR - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$42
FlyFar
11:00 am - 8:44 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 44m
LGA - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$70
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From New York to San Diego

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 18 inbound flights from New York per day. 9 airlines have flights to San Diego from New York on a regular basis.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $102, but on average you can expect to pay $123.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San Diego is less than $206.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from New York to San Diego?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from New York to San Diego on average per day?

7 flight departures from New York to San Diego per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 29% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 71% of flight departures

How long is the flight from New York to San Diego?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to San Diego in 8h 22m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance from New York to San Diego is about 2454 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to San Diego round-trip?

Currently priced at $102, Spirit Airlines will fly you from New York to San Diego and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. This flight start at 68% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to San Diego?

Looking for the cheapest flight from New York to San Diego? While on average our users pay $768, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $123. The most popular route (Newark - San Diego), is priced around $102.

What are the most popular routes from New York to San Diego?

Most travelers choose Newark - San Diego, New York John F Kennedy Intl - San Diego or New York LaGuardia - San Diego when deciding on the best route from New York to San Diego.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to San Diego?

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from New York to San Diego.

What are the most reliable airlines from New York to San Diego?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from New York to San Diego on time: Aeroflot (100%), KLM (93%), LATAM Airlines (92%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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

Returning to New York 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 New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to San Diego.
Flight duration from New York to SAN
5h 42m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 8 airlines flying from New York to San Diego

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

Hourly flight availability from New York to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 73% of NYC to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 19% of NYC to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 7% of NYC to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to San Diego.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
23 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
16 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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