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

SAN — SFO
Jan 30 — Feb 61

The best prices from San Diego to San Francisco are usually found in February or January, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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 2023: compare San Diego to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

SAN - SFO

Price

$167 - $237

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SFO

Rainfall

0 - 4.4 inches

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop
Round-trip from$167From San Diego to San Francisco
One-way from$75One-way flight from San Diego to San Francisco

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.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to San Francisco, book at least 54 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 70% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $227 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $329.

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

February can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $202. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $98. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

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 22% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SAN to SFO flights for January, February
Feb 27 - Mar 7
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

5h 20m
$91

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

Feb 28 - Mar 7
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 19m
$93

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Feb 21 - Feb 28
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 02m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

6h 01m
$95

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

San Diego to San Francisco 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from San Diego found for this year
Mar 3 - Mar 7
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 03m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

5h 20m
$91

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

Feb 28 - Mar 7
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 19m
$93

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Feb 21 - Feb 28
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 02m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

6h 01m
$95

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Cheap Frontier flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Feb 27 - Mar 7
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

5h 20m
$91

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 6 - Feb 8
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 38m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

7h 36m
$113

Frontier

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Deal found 1/23

Feb 18 - Feb 20
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 03m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

7h 43m
$123

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Feb 21 - Feb 28
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 35m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 32m
$118

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 21 - Feb 23
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 35m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 32m
$133

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to San Francisco direct flight deals
Feb 22 - Feb 23
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 35m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 32m
$117

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 21 - Feb 28
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 35m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 32m
$118

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 11 - Mar 14
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 32m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 29m
$123

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Last minute flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from San Diego, departing today and this week
Jan 31 - Feb 1
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 48m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

3h 59m
$101

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22

Feb 2 - Feb 8
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

6h 39m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 34m
$106

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25

Feb 2 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

6h 39m
SFO

San Francisco

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

3h 59m
$107

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Mar 28
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 36m
$40

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 42m
$42

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 38m
$43

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Francisco

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Plane was late arriving causing us to be 30 minutes late going to our destination

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Plane was late arriving causing us to be 30 minutes late going to our destination

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Plane was late arriving causing us to be 30 minutes late going to our destination

Frontier
6.1
Okay
536 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Plane was late arriving causing us to be 30 minutes late going to our destination

Related info for your journey

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

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 34 flights from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) per day to choose from. Flights to San Francisco from San Diego are available from 10 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 30m 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. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Alaska 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 $91, but on average you can expect to pay $104.

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 $141.

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: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

The San Diego to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 72 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?

5 flight departures from San Diego to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 60% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% 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 Frontier or Alaska Airlines 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, Frontier ($91), and Alaska Airlines ($118) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to San Francisco. Frontier is 55% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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 Undisclosed Carrier, Alaska Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

Consider ANA (95%), United Airlines (86%) or Air Canada (85%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to San Francisco.

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 $400, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $49. The most popular route (San Diego - San Francisco), is priced around $96.

Alternative routes for San Diego to San Francisco

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

Top 7 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$16Average$23FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$51Average$90FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$70Average$95FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$89Average$210FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$92Average$218FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$101Average$168FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$112Average$176FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Diego to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego to San Francisco
16%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
17%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
40%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
27%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday25daily flights
Monday44daily flights
Tuesday40daily flights
Wednesday35daily flights
Thursday38daily flights
Friday33daily flights
Saturday25daily flights
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