Cheap flights from Raleigh to San Diego (RDU - SAN)

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The best prices from Raleigh to San Diego are usually found in August or July, booked 15 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SAN flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
RDU - SAN
Price
$219 - $431
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$219

From Raleigh to San Diego

One-way from

$158

One-way flight from Raleigh 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 Raleigh to San Diego?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Raleigh to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $73. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $98.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh to San Diego?

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Raleigh. Users have commonly found prices around $80 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $44. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh to San Diego (RDU - SAN)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 49% on flights from Raleigh to San Diego by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SAN flights for May, June
19 May - 22 May
$195pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 May - 26 May
$214pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
21 May - 25 May
$221pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Raleigh found for this year
19 May - 22 May
$195pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 May - 26 May
$214pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
21 May - 25 May
$221pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Raleigh, departing today and this week
19 May - 22 May
$195pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 May - 26 May
$214pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
15 May - 19 May
$246pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to San Diego from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to San Diego
2:15 am - 1:30 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
14h 15m
RDU - SAN
United Airlines
$158
United
8:22 am - 3:45 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 23m
RDU - SAN
American Airlines
3:30 pm - 1:19 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
24h 49m
RDU - SAN
Sun Country Air
$162
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Frontier, American Airlines, and Delta 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 Raleigh to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $195, but on average you can expect to pay $262.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Raleigh to San Diego, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego flight path was viewed by 142 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Raleigh-Durham Intl or San Diego?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Raleigh-Durham Intl is roughly greater than that of San Diego. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 91 °F range in July. The weather in San Diego is generally colder than Raleigh-Durham Intl's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Raleigh to San Diego?

Airlines like American Airlines and Frontier fly from Raleigh to San Diego in about 7h 39m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 19m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $195. Another option worth looking into is American Airlines, starting at $310 round trip. Frontier is 43% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $82. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Air, as they are both options that can get you from Raleigh to San Diego for a low price.

Alternative routes for Raleigh 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 Raleigh to San Diego.
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Raleigh to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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
$83 $208 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$78 $217 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$139 $223 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$159 $277 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$162 $356 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$167 $382 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$167 $388 No cancel fee 71%
Weekly flight availability
from Raleigh to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Raleigh to San Diego.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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