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

NYC — SAN
Feb 7 — Feb 141

The best prices from New York to San Diego are usually found in February or March, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday 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 2023: compare New York to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.

NYC - SAN

Price

$264 - $544

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

SAN

Rainfall

0 - 2.3 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$264From New York (NYC) to San Diego
One-way from$89One-way flight from New York (NYC) to San Diego

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 17%.

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

To save up to 21% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 58 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 $415 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $464 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from New York. Users have commonly found prices around $393 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $185. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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 25% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from New York to San Diego in February, March 2023

The best prices found for NYC to SAN flights for February, March
Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$161

Frontier

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Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$163

Frontier

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Deal found 2/2

Feb 23 - Feb 27
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

12h 54m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

17h 34m
$167

Multiple Airlines

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New York to San Diego 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from New York found for this year
Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$161

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$163

Frontier

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Deal found 2/2

Feb 23 - Feb 27
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

12h 54m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

17h 34m
$167

Multiple Airlines

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Cheap Frontier flights from New York to San Diego

Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$161

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 7 - Mar 13
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

8h 56m
$162

Frontier

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Mar 5 - Mar 8
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

15h 05m
SAN

San Diego

SWF

New Windsor Stewart

1 stop

9h 01m
$167

Frontier

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Deal found 2/2

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from New York to San Diego is Frontier. Flights from Frontier traveling this route typically cost $370.80 RT. This price is typically 44% cheaper than other airlines that offer New York to San Diego flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $119. New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport is the most common New York airport to take off from when flying to San Diego. San Diego Airport is the most popular arrival airport in San Diego. When flying from New York to San Diego, Frontier flights are 36% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from New York to San Diego

Feb 27 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

2 stops

16h 51m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

1 stop

10h 03m
$171

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 13 - Feb 21
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 11m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

20h 27m
$173

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 11m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

11h 26m
$175

Spirit Airlines

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  • If you’re traveling from New York to San Diego, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Spirit Airlines. New York to San Diego flights are typically 47% cheaper than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Spirit Airlines typically cost $362.53 RT. The cheapest Spirit Airlines flight found for this route was $143. When traveling from New York to San Diego on Spirit Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is San Diego Airport. When flying from New York to San Diego, Spirit Airlines flights are 34% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to San Diego from New York

Save time with New York to San Diego direct flight deals
Mar 1 - Mar 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

6h 30m
SAN

San Diego

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 15m
$195

Undisclosed Carrier

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Feb 27 - Mar 4
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

6h 26m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 10m
$197

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 23 - Mar 3
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

6h 25m
SAN

San Diego

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 15m
$197

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Last minute flights from New York to San Diego

Late deals on return flights to San Diego from New York, departing today and this week
Feb 8 - Feb 17
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 11m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

20h 27m
$182

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 8 - Feb 15
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 11m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 20m
$188

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 12 - Feb 21
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 11m
SAN

San Diego

EWR

Newark

2 stops

17h 21m
$189

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to San Diego from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Diego
Feb 23
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

12h 54m
$81

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 23
SWF

New Windsor Stewart

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 19m
$81

Frontier

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 28
EWR

Newark

SAN

San Diego

2 stops

14h 32m
$82

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Diego

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,046 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

JetBlue
7.7
Good
382 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,185 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,668 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to San Diego flights.

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 24 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, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue 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 Frontier for just $161, but on average you can expect to pay $173.

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 $222.

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?

13 flight departures from New York to San Diego per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% 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 10h 19m. Fly via Frontier or Spirit 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 $161, Frontier will fly you from New York to San Diego and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Spirit Airlines for as low as $171. These flights start at 59% 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 $81 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $84 and Spirit Airlines from $87 one-way.

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?

American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue 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: KLM (88%), TAP AIR PORTUGAL (86%), Air Europa (81%).

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 $849, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $99. The most popular route (Newark - San Diego), is priced around $172.

Alternative routes for New York to San Diego

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Top 10 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$10Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$99Average$326FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$118Average$293FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$119Average$371FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$126Average$450FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$143Average$363FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$153Average$468FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$154Average$258FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$208Average$349FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$113,139Average$113,139FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from New York to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York to San Diego
3%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
33%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
45%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
19%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday18daily flights
Monday23daily flights
Tuesday26daily flights
Wednesday27daily flights
Thursday37daily flights
Friday27daily flights
Saturday10daily flights
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