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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 January or April, 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)

SFO - SAN
Price
$154 - $194
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop
Round-trip from $154 From San Francisco to San Diego
One-way from $132 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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to San Diego at least 33 days early can save you up to 19% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 33 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to San Diego for as little as $86 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $107 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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 March. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from San Francisco in May are about $98 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $58.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 19% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to San Diego in September, October 2020

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for September, October
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$76pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Oct - 31 Oct
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to San Diego 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from San Francisco found for this year
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$76pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Oct - 31 Oct
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to San Diego from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to San Diego direct flight deals
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$76pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Oct - 27 Oct
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$86pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United 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
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$129pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 28 Oct
$137pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Oct - 6 Oct
$147pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to San Diego from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to San Diego
12:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Lufthansa
1 Stop
3h 30m
SFO - SAN
Lufthansa
$132
Travel2Be
8:05 am - 4:50 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 45m
SFO - SAN
Delta
$159
Delta
2:00 am - 2:28 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
12h 28m
SFO - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$219
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $76, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

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.

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.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or San Diego?

Expected rainfall in San Francisco is same as in San Diego. You can expect this to be the case over the next 3 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 to San Diego?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to San Diego in 6h 20m. Fly via Delta to get the fastest option.

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

Flying on Delta is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $118. This flight start at 31% 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?

The cheapest airline one-way is Delta, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $59. Check flights for Lufthansa, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to San Diego
Flight duration
1h 33m
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

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to San Diego

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 64% of SFO to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of SFO to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of SFO to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to SAN departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to San Diego
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
20 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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