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)

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

$57

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 28%.

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 26% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from New York to San Diego in March, April 2021

23 Apr - 2 May
$77pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$81pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
15 Apr - 21 Apr
$81pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to San Diego 2021 flight deals

23 Apr - 2 May
$77pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$81pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
15 Apr - 21 Apr
$81pp
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

25 Mar - 1 Apr
$185pp
EWR
Newark
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
1 Apr - 22 Apr
$185pp
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
23 Apr - 29 Apr
$186pp
EWR
Newark
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to San Diego

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$114pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
9 Mar - 16 Mar
$118pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
9 Mar - 16 Mar
$122pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Diego from New York

6:00 pm - 5:05 am
Frontier
1 Stop
14h 05m
EWR - SAN
Frontier
$57
Kiwi.com
6:00 pm - 3:23 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 23m
EWR - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$64
Gotogate

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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 and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $77, but on average you can expect to pay $95.

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 $212.

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?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Thursday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 3 flights from New York to San Diego on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

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 $249. New York and San Diego are separated by a distance of 2433 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $77. Another option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $114 round trip. Spirit Airlines is 76% 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?

$32 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 Frontier, with prices from $50.

Alternative routes for New York to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Flight duration
5h 52m
Average temperature for March in San Diego
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in San Diego
2.7 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 8 airlines flying from New York to San Diego

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

Morning 6 AM to noon 76% of NYC to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 23% of NYC to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of NYC to SAN departures
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Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Diego
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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