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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 May 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
$139 - $159
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $144 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from S$ 139 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 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 44 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 $117 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $137 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 February. Prices to San Francisco from San Diego average $121. You can even find prices in February for less than $121, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $61. The month of April 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 8%.

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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for SAN to SFO flights for September, October
15 Oct - 20 Oct
$77pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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15 Oct - 20 Oct
$83pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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5 Oct - 19 Oct
$87pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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San Diego to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from San Diego found for this year
15 Oct - 20 Oct
$77pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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SFO
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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15 Oct - 20 Oct
$83pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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5 Oct - 19 Oct
$87pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-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
15 Oct - 20 Oct
$77pp
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San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
SFO
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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5 Oct - 19 Oct
$87pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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13 Nov - 16 Nov
$93pp
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Multiple 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
1 Oct - 7 Oct
$105pp
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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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1 Oct - 17 Oct
$127pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Alaska Airlines
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2 Oct - 18 Oct
$131pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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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
1:15 am - 11:02 am
Delta
1 Stop
9h 47m
SAN - SFO
Delta
$205
Delta
2:25 am - 12:56 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
10h 31m
SAN - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$361
United
4:35 am - 7:10 pm
Hawaiian Airlines
1 Stop
14h 35m
SAN - SFO
Hawaiian Airlines
$375
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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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $77, but on average you can expect to pay $105.

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 $130.

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, Monday, Tuesday, 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?

14 flight departures from San Diego to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% 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 1 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 $167, Delta can have you in San Francisco from San Diego in 3h 48m. San Diego and San Francisco are separated by a distance of 449 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Diego to San Francisco round-trip?

Flying on Delta is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $118. This flight start at 19% 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 Delta, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $59. Delta is not the only option available. At the moment, Hawaiian Airlines is another option, for $236.

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 33m
Average temperature for September in San Francisco
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
0.1 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to San Francisco

Morning 6 AM to noon 46% of SAN to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of SAN to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of SAN to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SAN to SFO departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to San Francisco
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
17 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
22 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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