Cheap flights from San Diego to Washington (SAN - WAS)

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The best prices from San Diego to Washington are usually found in August or July, booked 13 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 Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to WAS flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
SAN - WAS
Price
$238 - $476
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Precipitation
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 (WAS)

One-way from

$80

One-way flight from San Diego to Washington (WAS)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Washington?

August can be a great time to fly to Washington 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.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Washington (SAN - WAS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Diego to Washington in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 45% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Washington?

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.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SAN to WAS flights for October, November
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$109pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$124pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$128pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from San Diego found for this year
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$109pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$124pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$127pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Washington from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Washington direct flight deals
11 Nov - 12 Nov
$266pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
10 Nov - 14 Nov
$271pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$272pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from San Diego, departing today and this week
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$109pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$124pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Washington from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Washington
4:44 am - 8:15 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 31m
SAN - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$80
Kiwi.com
1:25 am - 12:47 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 22m
SAN - DCA
Frontier
$85
Kiwi.com
7:51 am - 6:55 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
32h 04m
SAN - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$88
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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</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Washington

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to Washington?

Located just 2.6 mi from the city center, San Diego is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Washington from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Washington should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily outbound flights to Washington from 8 different airlines.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Washington for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $115, but on average you can expect to pay $141.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Washington for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Washington under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Washington is less than $330.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Washington for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Washington round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Diego to Washington round-trip from $115. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. These flights start at 68% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Washington?

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

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Washington?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Washington is $107. On average you can expect to pay $942. The most popular route, (San Diego - Washington Dulles Intl), can usually be booked for $280.

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

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 on time: Austrian Airlines (92%), Brussels Airlines (92%), United Airlines (90%).

What are the most popular routes from San Diego to Washington?

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Washington within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Washington?

Returning to San Diego from Washington

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Washington.
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Washington 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
Frontier
$105 $277 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$111 $320 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$131 $408 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$138 $404 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$159 $325 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$186 $387 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$222 $495 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Washington.
Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of SAN to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 35% of SAN to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of SAN to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to WAS departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Washington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Washington.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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