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 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 (SMF) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to SAN flight in 2021: 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
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 to San Diego

One-way from

$78

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 40% 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 17 days in advance to save up to 27% 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 17 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 $73, or $98 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 July. Prices to San Diego from Sacramento average $80. You can even find prices in July for less than $80, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $44. The month of December 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 33%.

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 afternoon could potentially save you up to 23% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for June, July
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$112pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
14 Jul - 20 Jul
$113pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
28 Jun - 30 Jun
$118pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento found for this year
2 Sep - 7 Sep
$109pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 Sep - 2 Oct
$111pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$112pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to San Diego direct flight deals
2 Sep - 7 Sep
$109pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 Sep - 22 Sep
$112pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$117pp
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
28 Jun - 30 Jun
$118pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
28 Jun - 8 Jul
$132pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$138pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to San Diego from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to San Diego
12:56 pm - 7:28 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 32m
SMF - SAN
Delta
$78
Delta
5:45 pm - 7:20 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 35m
SMF - SAN
Alaska Airlines
12:00 pm - 4:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
4h 29m
SMF - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$88
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Related info for your journey

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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 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 31m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 10 outbound flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego offered by 8 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $109, but on average you can expect to pay $122.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to San Diego is less than $147.

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.

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Friday, Saturday.

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 2 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 Alaska Airlines, Delta, and Spirit Airlines fly from Sacramento to San Diego in about 1h 28m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 26m. 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 $109. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Spirit Airlines, from $111, and Frontier, from $112. These flights start at 27% 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 $48 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Spirit Airlines from $50 and Frontier from $53 one-way.

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
1h 34m
Average temperature for June in San Diego
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Sacramento 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
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 to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of SMF to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of SMF to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 26% of SMF to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% 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
4 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
11 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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