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

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The best prices from San Francisco International 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 International (SFO) to San Diego (SAN)

SFO - SAN
Price
$132 - $193
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
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 International to San Diego

One-way from

$70

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

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco International to San Diego?

Find a great deal and save up to 27% by booking at least 17 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 International to San Diego within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $73.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Diego from San Francisco International with a flight ticket averaging about $80. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco International to San Diego at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 19% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco International to San Diego in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for January, February
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 1 Mar
$88pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 1 Mar
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco International to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from San Francisco International found for this year
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 1 Mar
$88pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Feb - 1 Mar
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to San Diego from San Francisco International

Save time with San Francisco International to San Diego direct flight deals
11 Mar - 16 Mar
$99pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Mar - 2 Apr
$100pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
11 Feb - 15 Feb
$101pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco International to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from San Francisco International, departing today and this week
31 Jan - 6 Feb
$115pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Feb - 3 Feb
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Feb - 12 Feb
$137pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to San Diego from San Francisco International

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco International to San Diego
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 30m
SFO - SAN
Alaska Airlines
9:00 am - 5:55 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 55m
SFO - SAN
Delta
$84
Delta
7:59 pm - 6:21 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
10h 22m
SFO - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$88
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco International to San Diego

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to San Diego to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines and Delta are some airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco 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 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco International to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $83, but on average you can expect to pay $104.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco International to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco International to San Diego is less than $148.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to San Diego flight path was viewed by 382 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average 1 flight departs from San Francisco to San Diego per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in San Francisco or San Diego?

Expected rainfall in San Francisco is less than in San Diego. You can expect this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

With an average temperature of 81 °F, peak weather can be found in August. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Diego are hotter than in San Francisco.

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

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco International to San Diego in 1h 28m. Fly via United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or Major Airline to get the fastest option. The distance between San Francisco International and San Diego is about 449 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $83. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and Major Airline, with the lowest prices starting at $99 and $101, respectively. Frontier is priced at 48% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $39. Users have also found prices from $50 and $79 on Frontier and Alaska Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for San Francisco International to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco International to San Diego
Flight duration
1h 34m
Average temperature for January in San Diego
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Diego
2.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco International to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco International 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 International to San Diego

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 61% of SFO to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% 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 International to San Diego
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
21 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
16 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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