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

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The best prices from Sacramento to San Diego are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

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

SMF - SAN
Price
$137 - $188
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$137

From Sacramento to San Diego

One-way from

$104

One-way flight from Sacramento 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 to San Diego?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 38% 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 Sacramento to San Diego?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 33 days in advance to save up to 19% 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 33 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 Sacramento to San Diego 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $86, or $107 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to San Diego from Sacramento average $98. You can even find prices in May for less than $98, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $58. The month of March appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Sacramento. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 22%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sacramento to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego in October, November 2020

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for October, November
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$78pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Nov - 14 Nov
$106pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to San Diego 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento found for this year
29 Oct - 1 Nov
$78pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Nov - 14 Nov
$106pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 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
22 Oct - 26 Oct
$125pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 Oct - 26 Oct
$132pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
20 Oct - 22 Oct
$169pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to San Diego from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to San Diego
11:40 am - 2:58 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
3h 18m
SMF - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$104
Gotogate
9:55 am - 7:03 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 08m
SMF - SAN
Delta
$107
Delta
5:27 am - 4:50 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
23h 23m
SMF - SAN
United Airlines
$110
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento 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, Southwest, and Delta are some of the many airlines that have done so. 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.

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 Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $122.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Sacramento 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 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 flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Sacramento or San Diego?

In Sacramento, there will be same rainfall in Sacramento compared to San Diego over the next 4 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 to San Diego?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines, Delta, and Frontier fly from Sacramento to San Diego in about 3h 18m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 11m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sacramento to San Diego round-trip from $78. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $106, and Spirit Airlines, from $125. These flights start at 50% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $39 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $53 and Spirit Airlines from $63 one-way.

Alternative routes for Sacramento to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sacramento to San Diego
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing San Diego

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to San Diego

Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of SMF to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 40% of SMF to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 20% of SMF to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of SMF to SAN departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to San Diego
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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