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
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 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

$69

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.
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 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.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for October, November
16 Nov - 30 Nov
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$99pp
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San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$104pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-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
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$95pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
16 Nov - 30 Nov
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$99pp
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
11 Dec - 11 Dec
$100pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
4 Nov - 13 Nov
$106pp
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Feb - 12 Feb
$107pp
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
20 Oct - 3 Nov
$122pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$128pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to San Diego
2:45 am - 4:19 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 34m
SFO - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$69
Alaska Airlines
8:51 pm - 7:29 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 38m
SFO - SAN
Frontier
$75
JustFly
3:01 pm - 7:27 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 26m
SFO - SAN
Delta
$76
Delta

Related info for your journey

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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 19 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 29m 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.

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 $95, but on average you can expect to pay $108.

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 $123.

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?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Flights from San Francisco to San Diego have been viewed 382 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average, you can expect to see 11 flights from San Francisco to San Diego a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 45% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 55% of flight departures

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

Airlines like Frontier, Alaska Airlines, and Major Airline fly from San Francisco to San Diego in about 1h 34m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 36m. San Francisco and San Diego are separated by a distance of 449 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $95. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and Major Airline, with the lowest prices starting at $100 and $120, respectively. These flights start at 40% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$35 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 $45 and $68, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to San Diego?

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to San Diego are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to San Diego?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to San Diego? While on average our users pay $249, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $57. The most popular route (San Francisco - San Diego), is priced around $95.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to San Diego?

Before booking your flight to San Diego from San Francisco, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: SWISS (98%), Asiana Airlines (97%), Finnair( 96%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to San Diego.
Flight duration from SFO to SAN
1h 33m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

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
Alaska Airlines
$64 $171 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$69 $210 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$73 $260 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$73 $186 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$83 $153 No cancel fee 88%
Southwest
$94 $266 No cancel fee 63%
Spirit Airlines
$105 $188 No cancel fee 65%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of SFO to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 34% of SFO to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 23% 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
12 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
31 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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