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

SFO — SAN
Feb 12 — Feb 191

The best prices from San Francisco to San Diego are usually found in January or September, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

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 2023: compare San Francisco to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.

SFO - SAN

Price

$177 - $275

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

SAN

Rainfall

0 - 2.3 inches

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop
Round-trip from$177From San Francisco to San Diego
One-way from$77One-way flight from San Francisco to San Diego

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 55% by booking at least 27 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 $240.

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 April. For low rates, January can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from San Francisco in January are about $225 on average during January, but can be found for as low as $97.

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 in the afternoon. 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 evening.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to San Diego in February, March 2023

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for February, March

San Francisco to San Diego 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from San Francisco found for this year

Cheap Frontier flights from San Francisco to San Diego

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Non-stop flights to San Diego from San Francisco

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Last minute flights from San Francisco to San Diego

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One-way flights to San Diego from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to San Diego

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Diego

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I could not get my devices to work on Alaska wi-fi network.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I could not get my devices to work on Alaska wi-fi network.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,091 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I could not get my devices to work on Alaska wi-fi network.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,211 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I could not get my devices to work on Alaska wi-fi network.

Frontier
6.1
Okay
539 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I could not get my devices to work on Alaska wi-fi network.

Related info for your journey

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

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 28 flights from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) per day to choose from. Flights to San Diego from San Francisco are available from 8 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 30m 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 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. 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 Multiple Airlines for just $93, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to San Diego is less than $137.

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Flights from San Francisco to San Diego have been viewed 104 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 32 flights from San Francisco to San Diego a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 9% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 16% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 47% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 28% of flight departures

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

Airlines like Frontier, Undisclosed Carrier, and United Airlines fly from San Francisco to San Diego in about 1h 33m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 10m. 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 $101. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Undisclosed Carrier and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $113 and $118, respectively. These flights start at 55% 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?

$42 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Undisclosed Carrier and United Airlines, with prices starting from $57 and $59, 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 Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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: Horizon Air (83%), Air Canada (82%), Virgin Australia( 82%).

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 $455, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $79. The most popular route (San Francisco - San Diego), is priced around $95.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to San Diego

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 6 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$49Average$99FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$97Average$240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$97Average$237FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$98Average$167FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$105Average$221FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to San Diego
5%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
14%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
39%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
42%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday18daily flights
Monday41daily flights
Tuesday40daily flights
Wednesday29daily flights
Thursday36daily flights
Friday24daily flights
Saturday14daily flights
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