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
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 New York to San Diego

One-way from

$120

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to San Diego?

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

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 27% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New York to San Diego 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $73, or $98 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from New York to San Diego lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from New York to San Diego in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $44.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from New York to San Diego at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 39% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from New York to San Diego in June, July 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SAN flights for June, July
13 Jul - 28 Jul
$240pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
20 Jul - 28 Jul
$265pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Jul - 20 Jul
$268pp
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
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$157pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$171pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
18 Sep - 25 Sep
$172pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Diego from New York

Save time with New York to San Diego direct flight deals
11 Nov - 16 Nov
$227pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
11 Nov - 16 Nov
$229pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
10 Sep - 14 Sep
$235pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
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
25 Jun - 3 Jul
$277pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 Jun - 3 Jul
$290pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 Jun - 29 Jun
$324pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to San Diego from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Diego
3:10 am - 12:56 pm
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
12h 46m
JFK - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$120
mytrip.com
2:30 am - 12:47 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
37h 17m
EWR - SAN
Frontier
$126
Kiwi.com
4:00 am - 6:55 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 55m
JFK - SAN
JetBlue

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

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 21 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 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 $157, but on average you can expect to pay $190.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San Diego is less than $250.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York 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 New York to San Diego?

A quick flight from New York to San Diego can take about 6h 02m. Delta provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $277. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $157. Spirit Airlines is 51% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$78 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, with prices starting from $109 and $119, respectively.

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
5h 53m
Average temperature for June in San Diego
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

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%
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 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 43% of NYC to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 34% of NYC to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 22% 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
23 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
21 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
24 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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