Cheap flights from San Francisco to San Diego (SFO - SAN)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SAN flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
SFO - SAN
Price
$132 - $193
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$132

From San Francisco to San Diego

One-way from

$67

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to San Diego?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from San Francisco to San Diego. 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 San Francisco to San Diego?

Find a great deal and save up to 86% by booking at least 30 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $205.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in November. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from San Francisco in August are about $161 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $96.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to San Diego (SFO - SAN)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to San Diego at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to San Diego in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for September, October
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$78pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
5 Oct - 6 Oct
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from San Francisco found for this year
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$78pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
5 Oct - 6 Oct
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to San Diego from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to San Diego direct flight deals
5 Oct - 5 Oct
$100pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$107pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$108pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from San Francisco, departing today and this week
25 Sep - 28 Sep
$101pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Sep - 28 Sep
$107pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
28 Sep - 4 Oct
$108pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to San Diego from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to San Diego
3:00 am - 4:37 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 37m
SFO - SAN
Alaska Airlines
8:49 pm - 7:26 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 37m
SFO - SAN
Frontier
$70
Flights by SU
7:12 pm - 7:53 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 41m
SFO - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$73
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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to San Diego

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to San Diego?

If you wish to fly to San Diego from San Francisco, then you need to book flights from San Francisco to San Diego. There are 26 flights from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) per day to choose from. Flights to San Diego from San Francisco are available from 9 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 26m is how long a nonstop flight from San Francisco to San Diego typically takes.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to San Diego that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco 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 $93.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to San Diego is less than $125.

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

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

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.

How popular is this San Francisco to San Diego flight route?

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

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

On average 9 flights depart from San Francisco to San Diego per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to San Diego?

Frontier can get you from San Francisco to San Diego in just under 5h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to . Airlines will cover a distance of 449 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to San Diego round-trip?

According to our current data, Frontier ($78), offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to San Diego. Frontier is priced at 51% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco 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 San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to San Diego

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Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to San Diego.
Average temperature for September in San Diego
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
Allegiant Air
$83 $153 No cancel fee 88%
Alaska Airlines
$64 $171 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$73 $186 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$105 $188 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$69 $210 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$73 $260 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$94 $266 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 59% of SFO to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 29% of SFO to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of SFO to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to San Diego.
Sunday
19 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
34 daily flights
Thursday
31 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
20 daily flights
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