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

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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
Precipitation
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 Raleigh-Durham to San Diego

One-way from

$127

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 45% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 16 days in advance to save up to 7% 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 16 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 Raleigh to San Diego 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $326, or $361 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Raleigh to San Diego lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Raleigh to San Diego in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $130.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Raleigh to San Diego in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 49% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to San Diego in September, October 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SAN flights for September, October
9 Oct - 16 Oct
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
13 Oct - 20 Oct
$123pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$128pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Raleigh found for this year
9 Oct - 16 Oct
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
13 Oct - 20 Oct
$123pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$124pp
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
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
25 Sep - 28 Sep
$123pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$128pp
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
6:37 am - 5:21 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
13h 44m
RDU - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$127
Kiwi.com
3:31 am - 6:30 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 59m
RDU - SAN
Frontier
$131
Kiwi.com
3:22 pm - 1:03 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
24h 41m
RDU - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$138
Gotogate

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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

What airports do I use to fly from Raleigh to San Diego?

If you wish to fly to San Diego from Raleigh, then you need to book flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego. There is 1 flight from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to San Diego (SAN) per day to choose from. Flights to San Diego from Raleigh-Durham are available from 8 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 7h 39m is how long a nonstop flight from Raleigh to San Diego typically takes.

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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh 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 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.

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 $101, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

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 Raleigh to San Diego flight route?

Within the past month, 142 users have taken a look at flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Diego.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($101), and Spirit Airlines ($139) offers the cheapest pricing from Raleigh to San Diego. Frontier is priced at 70% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Diego from Raleigh?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Diego within the United States

Most visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Diego.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

Do I need a test to fly back to Raleigh from San Diego?

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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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 September in San Diego
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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%

Hourly flight availability from Raleigh to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh towards San Diego.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 34% of RDU to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of RDU to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of RDU to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RDU to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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
0 flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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