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

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The best prices from San Diego to San Francisco are usually found in July or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to SFO flight in 2021: compare San Diego to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
SAN - SFO
Price
$128 - $157
SFO
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$128

From San Diego to San Francisco

One-way from

$62

One-way flight from San Diego to San Francisco

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 Diego to San Francisco?

Flights from San Diego to San Francisco are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Francisco.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to San Francisco in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 11% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $146. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SAN to SFO flights for October, November
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$99pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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5 Nov - 8 Nov
$106pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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4 Nov - 8 Nov
$108pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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San Diego to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from San Diego found for this year
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$99pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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14 Dec - 14 Dec
$102pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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1 Dec - 4 Dec
$104pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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SFO
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Non-stop flights to San Francisco from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to San Francisco direct flight deals
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$99pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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5 Nov - 8 Nov
$106pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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4 Nov - 8 Nov
$108pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Last minute flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from San Diego, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$120pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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27 Oct - 30 Oct
$128pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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27 Oct - 2 Nov
$133pp
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Frontier
 
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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One-way flights to San Francisco from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to San Francisco
8:12 am - 1:44 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
5h 32m
SAN - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$62
Kiwi.com
8:44 am - 1:13 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 29m
SAN - SFO
Delta
$68
Delta
6:55 am - 8:31 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
SAN - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$69
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to San Francisco

What airports do I use to fly from San Diego to San Francisco?

If you wish to fly to San Francisco from San Diego, then you need to book flights from San Diego to San Francisco. There are 24 flights from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) per day to choose from. Flights to San Francisco from San Diego are available from 9 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 25m is how long a nonstop flight from San Diego to San Francisco typically takes.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Diego to San Francisco have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Major Airline are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $99, but on average you can expect to pay $114.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to San Francisco is less than $117.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to San Francisco for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

The San Diego to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 260 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 Diego to San Francisco on average per day?

8 flight departures from San Diego to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 25% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% of flight departures

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

There are many flights that can get you from San Diego to San Francisco in 1h 35m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, Major Airline, or Frontier to get the fastest option. The distance between San Diego and San Francisco is about 449 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Alaska Airlines ($99), Major Airline ($113), and Frontier ($118) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to San Francisco. Alaska Airlines is 31% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $26 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $45 and Delta from $68 one-way.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Diego to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $242, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $58. The most popular route (San Diego - San Francisco), is priced around $114.

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

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

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

Consider Copa Airlines (100%), Qantas Airways (100%) or Japan Airlines (92%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to San Francisco.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from San Diego need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

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.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from San Francisco?

Returning to San Diego from San Francisco

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.

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Alternative routes for San Diego to San Francisco

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

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to San Francisco.
Flight duration from SAN to SFO
1h 35m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from San Diego to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to San Francisco 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 $152 No cancel fee 75%
Frontier
$65 $138 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$67 $315 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$69 $185 No cancel fee 69%
Allegiant Air
$70 $95 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$73 $179 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$86 $161 No cancel fee 65%
Southwest
$88 $244 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 47% of SAN to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 24% of SAN to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 21% of SAN to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of SAN to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to San Francisco.
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
30 daily flights
Wednesday
28 daily flights
Thursday
23 daily flights
Friday
25 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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