Cheap flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego (SMF - SAN)

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The best prices from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego are usually found in July or February, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento Metropolitan (SMF) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to SAN flight in 2021: compare Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
SMF - SAN
Price
$115 - $188
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$115

From Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego

One-way from

$75

One-way flight from Sacramento Metropolitan 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 Sacramento Metropolitan 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 Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego?

Find a great deal and save up to 27% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $73.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from Sacramento Metropolitan in July are about $80 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $44.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego (SMF - SAN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 23% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for May, June
24 May - 2 Jun
$135pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Jun - 15 Jun
$137pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
24 May - 1 Jun
$141pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento Metropolitan found for this year
19 Aug - 22 Aug
$125pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
24 May - 2 Jun
$135pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Jun - 15 Jun
$137pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Sacramento Metropolitan

Save time with Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego direct flight deals
19 Aug - 22 Aug
$125pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Jun - 15 Jun
$137pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Jun - 10 Jun
$142pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Sacramento Metropolitan, departing today and this week
24 May - 2 Jun
$135pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
24 May - 1 Jun
$141pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
25 May - 2 Jun
$146pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to San Diego from Sacramento Metropolitan

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego
9:00 am - 6:41 am
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 41m
SMF - SAN
Frontier
$75
Kiwi.com
10:30 am - 1:44 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
3h 14m
SMF - SAN
United Airlines
$88
United
4:25 am - 7:48 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
3h 23m
SMF - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$109
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Flight FAQs

From Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Alaska Airlines, Delta, and Spirit Airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

To fly from Sacramento to San Diego, you need to book a flight from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to San Diego (SAN). Nonstop flights to San Diego from Sacramento Intl take 1h 29m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 8 outbound flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego offered by 8 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $125, but on average you can expect to pay $148.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego is less than $160.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Sacramento to San Diego?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 382 users have taken a look at flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego.

How many flights depart from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego on average per day?

Travelers can expect 2 flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sacramento or San Diego?

In Sacramento, there will be greater rainfall in Sacramento compared to San Diego over the next 5 days.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 95 °F range in July. The weather in San Diego is generally colder than Sacramento'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 Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego?

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta can get you from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego in just under 1h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 43m. There are 483 mi between Sacramento Metropolitan and San Diego. 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 Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego is Alaska Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $125 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, starting at $152 and $165 round-trip. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 17% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $57 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Spirit Airlines from $65 and Frontier from $66 one-way.

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Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego.
Flight duration
1h 34m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento Metropolitan 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
Delta
$62 $145 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$57 $147 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$65 $149 No cancel fee 65%
Allegiant Air
$98 $153 No cancel fee 88%
Alaska Airlines
$82 $175 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$84 $222 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$84 $249 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento Metropolitan towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 46% of SMF to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of SMF to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of SMF to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 7% of SMF to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento Metropolitan to San Diego.
Sunday
10 daily flights
Monday
11 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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