Cheap flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. (SAN - WAS)

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The best prices from San Diego to Washington, D.C. are usually found in August or July, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to WAS flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Washington, D.C. flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington, D.C..
SAN - WAS
Price
$238 - $476
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$238

From San Diego to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

One-way from

$160

One-way flight from San Diego to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Washington, D.C. (SAN - WAS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Diego to Washington, D.C. in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 39% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

August can be a great time to fly to Washington, D.C. from San Diego with a flight ticket averaging about $369. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $137. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to WAS flights for May, June
25 May - 29 May
$345pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
25 May - 29 May
$348pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 May - 2 Jun
$349pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Washington, D.C. 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from San Diego found for this year
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$242pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$267pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
27 Aug - 30 Aug
$295pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Washington, D.C. from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Washington, D.C. direct flight deals
6 Sep - 10 Sep
$318pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$354pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
15 Sep - 24 Sep
$390pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C.

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. from San Diego, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$416pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Jun - 6 Jun
$418pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Jun - 4 Jun
$428pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Washington, D.C. from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C.
2:15 pm - 7:14 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
13h 59m
SAN - BWI
Sun Country Air
$160
Tripmonster
10:09 am - 7:59 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
6h 50m
SAN - DCA
United Airlines
$168
United
3:44 pm - 2:20 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
7h 36m
SAN - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$173
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Washington, D.C.

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

Located just 2.6 mi from the city center, San Diego is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Washington, D.C. from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Washington, D.C. should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily outbound flights to Washington, D.C. from 9 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to Washington, D.C. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $242, but on average you can expect to pay $304.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Washington, D.C. is less than $455.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Washington, D.C. for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from San Diego to Washington, D.C. on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C. a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

Departing from San Diego to Washington, D.C. will take you 4h 53m. San Diego and Washington, D.C. are separated by a distance of 2261 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Washington, D.C. round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Diego to Washington, D.C. is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $242 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Sun Country Air and United Airlines, starting at $299 and $318 round-trip. Spirit Airlines is priced at 34% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Washington, D.C. one-way?

$137 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Allegiant Air and Sun Country Air, with prices starting from $143 and $157, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Washington, D.C. is $198. On average you can expect to pay $1,453. The most popular route, (San Diego - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl), can usually be booked for $322.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from San Diego to Washington, D.C. on time: Brussels Airlines (92%), Scandinavian Airlines (92%), Austrian Airlines (91%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

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

What are the most popular routes from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?

While some choose either San Diego - Baltimore/Washington or San Diego - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National, San Diego - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl is the most popular route from San Diego to Washington, D.C..

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, D.C., DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington, D.C. from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Washington, D.C. within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Washington, D.C..

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Washington, D.C.?

Returning to San Diego from Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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Destination information for Washington, D.C.

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Washington, D.C..
Flight duration from SAN to Washington, D.C.
5h 09m
Average temperature for May in Washington, D.C.
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Washington, D.C.
4.1 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to Washington, D.C.

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Washington, D.C. 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
Juneyao Airlines
$11 $20 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$114 $289 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$166 $453 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$173 $330 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$174 $514 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$176 $460 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$201 $431 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Washington, D.C.

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Washington, D.C..
Morning 6 AM to noon 74% of SAN to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% of SAN to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 5% of SAN to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of SAN to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Washington, D.C.
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Washington, D.C..
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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