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

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

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

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to SAN flight in 2022: compare Sacramento to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
SMF - SAN
Price
$115 - $188
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.3 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 Intl to San Diego

One-way from

$101

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl 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 month to fly from Sacramento to San Diego?

August can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $161. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Sacramento to San Diego?

Flights from Sacramento to San Diego are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Diego.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sacramento 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 30 days in advance, which can save you up to 86% on flights from Sacramento to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 30 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 $205. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $303.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 10% on flights from Sacramento to San Diego by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for May, June
25 May - 25 May
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$96pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 14 Jun
$98pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento found for this year
25 May - 25 May
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$96pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 14 Jun
$98pp
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

Save time with Sacramento to San Diego direct flight deals
25 May - 25 May
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$96pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 14 Jun
$98pp
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 to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Sacramento, departing today and this week
17 May - 18 May
$116pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17 May - 24 May
$127pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 May - 24 May
$148pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to San Diego from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to San Diego
3:59 pm - 7:21 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
15h 22m
SMF - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$101
Kiwi.com
10:55 am - 12:23 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
SMF - SAN
Alaska Airlines
1:50 am - 7:14 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
5h 24m
SMF - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$107
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to San Diego

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 28m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 15 outbound flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego offered by 7 different airlines.

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, Spirit Airlines, and Delta flying from Sacramento Intl to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $117.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to San Diego for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to San Diego is less than $159.

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

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

How popular is this Sacramento to San Diego flight route?

Flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego have been viewed 108 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Alaska Airlines ($92), Spirit Airlines ($117), and Delta ($138) offers the cheapest pricing from Sacramento to San Diego. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 39% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$33 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Alaska Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and Spirit Airlines, with prices starting from $63 and $67, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sacramento to San Diego?

Before booking your flight from Sacramento to San Diego check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to San Diego?

The cheapest flight price from Sacramento to San Diego is $49. On average you can expect to pay $234. The most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - San Diego), can usually be booked for $110.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Diego on time: Japan Airlines (91%), SkyWest Airlines (89%), Alaska Airlines (89%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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Alternative routes for Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Diego.
Flight duration from SMF to SAN
1h 33m
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 Intl to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$48 $127 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$68 $167 No cancel fee 75%
Spirit Airlines
$69 $149 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$72 $198 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$98 $153 No cancel fee 88%
American Airlines
$106 $355 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of SMF to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of SMF to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 13% of SMF to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of SMF to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to San Diego.
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
17 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
17 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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