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
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

$79

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 Saturday 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 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 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 $99 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $105 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San Francisco from San Diego average $108. You can even find prices in August for less than $108, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $48. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Francisco from San Diego. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

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 in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SAN to SFO flights for June, July
9 Jul - 14 Jul
$121pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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13 Jul - 15 Jul
$122pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$123pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego

San Diego to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from San Diego found for this year
9 Jul - 14 Jul
$121pp
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San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego
13 Jul - 15 Jul
$122pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$123pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to San Francisco direct flight deals
31 Aug - 18 Sep
$127pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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9 Nov - 10 Nov
$130pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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5 Oct - 13 Oct
$131pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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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
1 Jul - 28 Jul
$135pp
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San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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30 Jun - 8 Jul
$138pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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30 Jun - 6 Aug
$144pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Diego

One-way flights to San Francisco from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to San Francisco
3:00 am - 4:35 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 35m
SAN - SFO
Alaska Airlines
6:40 pm - 4:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 05m
SAN - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$83
Kiwi.com
5:57 am - 4:45 am
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 48m
SAN - SFO
Frontier

Related info for your journey

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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 is one of them. 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.

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 19 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 26m is how long a nonstop flight from San Diego to San Francisco typically takes.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $121, but on average you can expect to pay $131.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to San Francisco is less than $155.

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: 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?

5 flight departures from San Diego to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 40% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 60% 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 2 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 $142, United Airlines can have you in San Francisco from San Diego in 1h 28m. 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 $121. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $127 and $142, respectively. These flights start at 16% 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 Alaska Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $16. Frontier flights start at $58 while deals on United Airlines start at $87 one-way.

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
1h 37m
Average temperature for June in San Francisco
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Francisco
0.0 ″

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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards San Francisco.
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of SAN to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of SAN to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of SAN to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% 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
14 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
24 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
20 daily flights
Friday
25 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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