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
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 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

One-way from

$107

One-way flight from San Diego to Washington

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 Washington?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 29%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Diego to Washington at least 43 days early can save you up to 14% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 43 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Diego to Washington for as little as $262 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $293 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Washington. Flights to Washington from San Diego in August are about $285 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $90.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 45% on flights from San Diego to Washington by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Washington in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SAN to WAS flights for May, June
19 May - 26 May
$232pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 May - 25 May
$236pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$237pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Delta
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from San Diego found for this year
5 Aug - 10 Aug
$176pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Aug - 19 Aug
$202pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
11 Aug - 19 Aug
$204pp
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 from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Washington direct flight deals
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$265pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
5 Oct - 10 Oct
$292pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
9 Sep - 24 Sep
$295pp
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
19 May - 26 May
$232pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 May - 25 May
$236pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
20 May - 25 May
$237pp
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
6:34 pm - 7:18 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
9h 44m
SAN - BWI
American Airlines
4:37 pm - 2:07 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
6h 30m
SAN - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$128
Kiwi.com
7:26 am - 7:59 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 33m
SAN - DCA
Delta
$129
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego to Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Diego to Washington 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 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.

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 2 daily outbound flights to Washington from 8 different airlines.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $176, but on average you can expect to pay $223.

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 $366.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Washington for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Washington?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Thursday.

How many flights depart from San Diego to Washington on average per day?

3 flight departures from San Diego to Washington per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Washington is generally hotter than in San Diego. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Washington?

There are many flights that can get you from San Diego to Washington in 4h 37m. Fly via United Airlines, Delta, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 2261 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 Washington round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Washington, with prices starting at $204. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Frontier, with the lowest prices starting at $214 and $236, respectively. Spirit Airlines is 44% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Washington one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $85. Spirit Airlines flights start at $88 while deals on American Airlines start at $107 one-way.

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Washington.
Flight duration
5h 05m
Average temperature for May in Washington
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Washington
4.1 ″

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%
JetBlue
$159 $325 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$186 $387 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$138 $404 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$131 $408 No cancel fee 71%
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 66% of SAN to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of SAN to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 14% of SAN to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SAN to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
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
1 daily flight
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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