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

SMF — SAN
Feb 13 — Feb 201

The best prices from Sacramento Intl to San Diego are usually found in August or July, booked 35 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 2023: compare Sacramento to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.

SMF - SAN

Price

$129 - $224

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

SAN

Rainfall

0 - 2.3 inches

Popular inMayHigh demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Round-trip from$129From Sacramento Intl to San Diego
One-way from$80One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to San Diego

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 27 days in advance, which can save you up to 55% on flights from Sacramento to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 27 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 $240. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $339.

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

January can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $225. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $97. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 11% on flights from Sacramento to San Diego by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego in February, March 2023

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for February, March

Sacramento to San Diego 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento found for this year

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Non-stop flights to San Diego from Sacramento

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Last minute flights from Sacramento to San Diego

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One-way flights to San Diego from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to San Diego

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Diego

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,079 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,670 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
716 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Frontier
6.1
Okay
538 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Related info for your journey

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

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 16 outbound flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego offered by 9 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 Juneyao 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 Spirit Airlines for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $87.

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 $117.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to San Diego for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sacramento to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $100.

How popular is this Sacramento to San Diego flight route?

Flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego have been viewed 121 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($70), and Alaska Airlines ($94) offers the cheapest pricing from Sacramento to San Diego. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 58% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$35 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Alaska Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $49 and $80, 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: Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

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: SkyWest Airlines (90%), Alaska Airlines (90%), British Airways (85%).

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 $453. The most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - San Diego), can usually be booked for $68.

Alternative routes for Sacramento to San Diego

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$23FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$69Average$157FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$70Average$153FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$98Average$153FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$145Average$310FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$174Average$335FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$194Average$416FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento to San Diego
3%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
56%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
31%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
10%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday7daily flights
Monday22daily flights
Tuesday19daily flights
Wednesday18daily flights
Thursday20daily flights
Friday22daily flights
Saturday5daily flights
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