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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)

SAN - SFO
Price
$128 - $157
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 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

$73

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?

Flying to your destination on a Sunday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Francisco. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save up to 99% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Diego to San Francisco from $416 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $638 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Diego to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 14% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco in November, December 2020

The best prices found for SAN to SFO flights for November, December
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$68pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$75pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Dec - 4 Jan
$78pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from San Diego found for next year
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$68pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$75pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Dec - 4 Jan
$78pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to San Francisco direct flight deals
9 Jan - 9 Jan
$91pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
14 Dec - 15 Dec
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
12 Feb - 15 Feb
$117pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

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
3 Dec - 4 Dec
$68pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$85pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Dec - 22 Dec
$88pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to San Francisco from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to San Francisco
1:15 am - 7:48 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 33m
SAN - SFO
Delta
$73
Delta
12:45 pm - 3:40 am
Frontier
2 Stops
14h 55m
SAN - SFO
Frontier
$81
Gotogate
6:53 am - 2:39 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
7h 46m
SAN - SFO
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to San Francisco 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 Diego and San Francisco 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 Diego to San Francisco 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 Diego to San Francisco 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 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 Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $93.

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 $165.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Diego to San Francisco have been viewed 260 times in the past calendar month.

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

16 flight departures from San Diego to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 44% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 6% of flight departures

Does it rain more in San Diego or San Francisco?

The rainfall in San Diego is generally same as the rainfall in San Francisco. This will continue over the next 9 days.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 81 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder than in San Diego. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

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

For as low as $97, Alaska Airlines can have you in San Francisco from San Diego in 1h 36m. San Diego and San Francisco 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 Diego to San Francisco round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $68. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $91 and $106, respectively. These flights start at 53% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $34. Alaska Airlines flights start at $49 while deals on Delta start at $73 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Diego to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Diego to San Francisco
Flight duration
1h 36m
Average temperature for November in San Francisco
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Francisco
1.7 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines 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
Allegiant Air
$70 $95 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$65 $138 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$64 $152 No cancel fee 75%
Spirit Airlines
$86 $161 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$73 $179 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$69 $185 No cancel fee 69%
Southwest
$88 $244 No cancel fee 63%
American Airlines
$67 $315 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to San Francisco

Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of SAN to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 32% of SAN to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of SAN to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SAN to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to San Francisco
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
22 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights
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