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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)

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 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.
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 35 days early can save you up to 42% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to San Diego for as little as $381 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 $460 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 December. 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 $326 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $138.

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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for SFO to SAN flights for November, December
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 Dec - 22 Dec
$74pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$75pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from San Francisco found for next year
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$74pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$75pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
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
12 Jan - 19 Jan
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
26 Dec - 10 Jan
$107pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
8 Jan - 19 Jan
$117pp
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
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$105pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Dec - 11 Dec
$115pp
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
3:15 pm - 4:41 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 26m
SFO - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$69
Alaska Airlines
6:15 am - 4:36 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
22h 21m
SFO - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$71
Kiwi.com
5:32 am - 11:29 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 57m
SFO - SAN
Delta
$73
Delta

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.

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, Southwest, and Delta are some of the many 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 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 $68, 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 $145.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to San Diego for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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 to San Diego on average per day?

On average 18 flights depart from San Francisco to San Diego per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 22% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 11% of flight departures

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 11 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 1h 28m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, or Frontier to get the fastest option. San Francisco and San Diego are separated by a distance of 449 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with 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 $68. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $97 and $121, respectively. These flights start at 57% 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 Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $34. However, be on the lookout for offers from Alaska Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to San Diego for a low 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 November in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Diego
2.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines 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

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 67% of SFO to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 22% of SFO to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of SFO to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of SFO to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to San Diego
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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