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 Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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

$128

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.
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 in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 29% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

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

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 16%.

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.

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.

Cheap flights from New York to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to SAN flights for May, June
3 Jun - 13 Sep
$307pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
3 Jun - 17 Sep
$324pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 May - 20 May
$326pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from New York found for this year
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$218pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
7 Dec - 13 Dec
$218pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
8 Nov - 15 Nov
$224pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to San Diego from New York

Save time with New York to San Diego direct flight deals
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$218pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Oct - 8 Oct
$228pp
EWR
Newark
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
8 Nov - 15 Nov
$238pp
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

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
31 May - 2 Jun
$354pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
28 May - 1 Jun
$387pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
31 May - 2 Jun
$388pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Diego from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Diego
2:59 pm - 7:47 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 48m
EWR - SAN
Delta
$128
Delta
5:00 am - 7:50 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 50m
JFK - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$132
mytrip.com
1:30 pm - 10:58 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
24h 28m
EWR - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$136
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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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 25 inbound flights from New York per day. 11 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, JetBlue, 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Diego for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on JetBlue for just $218, but on average you can expect to pay $230.

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 $255.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to San Diego for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday, Wednesday.

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

2 flight departures from New York to San Diego per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% 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 6h 04m. Fly via JetBlue, United Airlines, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance from New York to San Diego is about 2454 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $218, JetBlue will fly you from New York to San Diego and back. In addition to JetBlue, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $227 and $233, respectively. These flights start at 33% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $109 on Delta. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $117 and JetBlue from $119 one-way.

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 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 $1,274, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $64. The most popular route (New York John F Kennedy Intl - San Diego), is priced around $218.

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

Most travelers choose New York John F Kennedy Intl - San Diego, Newark - San Diego or New York LaGuardia - San Diego when deciding on the best route 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: LATAM Airlines (97%), KLM (91%), Virgin Atlantic (89%).

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 34m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

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
Juneyao Airlines
$9 $20 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$75 $216 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$99 $340 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$108 $359 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$119 $355 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$126 $374 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$137 $335 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$208 $349 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 65% of NYC to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 29% of NYC to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of NYC to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% 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
26 daily flights
Monday
24 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
31 daily flights
Friday
33 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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