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 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
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
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

$79

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.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 23% on flights from Sacramento to San Diego by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

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.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SMF to SAN flights for October, November
9 Nov - 10 Nov
$76pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
3 Nov - 4 Nov
$89pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$97pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Sacramento found for this year
9 Dec - 11 Dec
$73pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
9 Nov - 10 Nov
$76pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
9 Dec - 11 Dec
$85pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 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
9 Nov - 10 Nov
$76pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
3 Nov - 4 Nov
$89pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
8 Dec - 8 Dec
$92pp
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
31 Oct - 3 Nov
$114pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$131pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$136pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
2:00 am - 3:29 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 29m
SMF - SAN
Alaska Airlines
5:21 am - 6:50 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
1h 29m
SMF - SAN
Major Airline
$85
StudentUniverse
7:54 am - 7:53 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
23h 59m
SMF - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$86
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sacramento</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> flights.

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 10 outbound flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego offered by 8 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, 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 Spirit Airlines for just $73, but on average you can expect to pay $103.

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 $134.

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?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday.

How popular is this Sacramento to San Diego flight route?

Flights from Sacramento Intl to San Diego have been viewed 204 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Sacramento to San Diego a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sacramento to San Diego?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta fly from Sacramento to San Diego in about 1h 29m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 37m. Airlines will cover a distance of 483 mi. 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?

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($73), Alaska Airlines ($76), and Delta ($131) offers the cheapest pricing from Sacramento to San Diego. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 51% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$43 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 Delta, with prices starting from $53 and $66, 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 $48. On average you can expect to pay $183. The most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - San Diego), can usually be booked for $92.

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 (84%), Japan Airlines (79%).

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 35m
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

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
United Airlines
$57 $147 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$62 $145 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$65 $149 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$82 $175 No cancel fee 75%
Southwest
$84 $249 No cancel fee 63%
American Airlines
$84 $222 No cancel fee 71%
Allegiant Air
$98 $153 No cancel fee 88%

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 60% of SMF to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of SMF to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of SMF to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% 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
5 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
13 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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