Cheap flights from Washington to San Diego (WAS - SAN)

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The best prices from Washington to San Diego are usually found in August or July, booked 16 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to SAN flight in 2021: compare Washington to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
WAS - SAN
Price
$235 - $501
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 39% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$235

From Washington to San Diego

One-way from

$129

One-way flight from Washington 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 Washington to San Diego?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Washington to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $73. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $98.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington to San Diego?

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Washington. Users have commonly found prices around $80 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $44. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to San Diego (WAS - SAN)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington to San Diego in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 49% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Washington to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for WAS to SAN flights for May, June
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$171pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$175pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$195pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Washington found for this year
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$171pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
8 Jun - 16 Jun
$175pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
21 Aug - 28 Aug
$192pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Washington

Save time with Washington to San Diego direct flight deals
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$265pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
10 Sep - 15 Sep
$295pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$325pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Washington, departing today and this week
18 May - 25 May
$248pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
18 May - 25 May
$252pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
18 May - 29 May
$262pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

One-way flights to San Diego from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to San Diego
11:00 am - 6:34 pm
Delta
1 Stop
10h 34m
DCA - SAN
Delta
$129
Delta
1:20 pm - 3:13 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
28h 53m
BWI - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$135
Gotogate
4:07 pm - 7:26 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
30h 19m
BWI - SAN
Frontier
$142
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington to San Diego to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Washington 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 Washington to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Diego from Washington?

Most people fly into San Diego (SAN) if they book a flight to San Diego from Washington. On average, San Diego has 5 inbound flights from Washington per day from 8 airlines. San Diego is conveniently located just 2.6 mi from San Diego’s city center.

Can I find flights from Washington to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $171, but on average you can expect to pay $209.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to San Diego is less than $377.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to San Diego for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

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

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

Per day, 6 flights depart from Washington to San Diego on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 17% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 83% of flight departures

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

Temperatures around the 90 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in San Diego is colder than in Washington. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Washington to San Diego?

A quick flight from Washington to San Diego can take about 5h 08m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $265. The distance between Washington and San Diego is about 2261 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 Washington to San Diego round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington to San Diego is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $171 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and Delta, starting at $214 and $217 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Washington to San Diego for 55% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Washington to San Diego are Spirit Airlines ($104), Frontier ($107), and Delta ($109).

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to San Diego.
Flight duration
4h 59m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 7 airlines flying from Washington to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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
Frontier
$105 $267 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$161 $338 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$138 $345 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$159 $373 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$102 $388 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$127 $410 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$222 $496 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 91% of WAS to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 8% of WAS to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of WAS to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to San Diego.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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