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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$433
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$348
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Columbus to San Diego

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $348 or less.
The cheapest flight from Columbus to San Diego was found 54 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 6% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Columbus to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Columbus to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 48m, covering a distance of 1960 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Columbus to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($245), Frontier ($258) and Spirit Airlines ($258).
Do I need a passport to fly between Columbus and San Diego?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Columbus to San Diego?
For Columbus to San Diego, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Columbus, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Columbus to San Diego (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Columbus
$245
only
$245
Destination
San Diego
$245
only
$245
Tue, Feb 6
CMH
SAN
19h 13m
Tue, Feb 20
SAN
CMH
7h 11m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
CMH
SAN
19h 13m
Mon, Mar 5
SAN
CMH
22h 50m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33594 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SLC
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I had my own row the whole trip.

MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

if you have a hard engagement that you have to make, i hate to say it, but use a bigger airline. These guys are not dependable nyc -> miami. Have had 2 flights cancelled and delayed over 6 hours in the last 6 months. Only one scheduled flight everyday. If you can risk it, fine, but otherwise not worth it.

SFO
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Everything was horrible!

ATL
LAS
Good 6.0

The crew was very friendly.

The seats were close together and not very comfortable. No entertainment, for example a movie for a 4 hour flight. You have to pay for everything. Only thing complimentary is water.

DCA
DEN
Okay 4.0

The crew was really nice.

So many delays. My flight was eventually cancelled on Friday and was rescheduled for Saturday. The Saturday flight was delayed. All in all, i wasted a vacation day on Friday, I paid for a hotel in Denver for Friday night that I was not able to get refunded, I missed out on a day in Denver. It was a huge bummer.

Tue, Apr 3
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Wed, Apr 11
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Trip: 9 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SJO
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Just the price to be honest

Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline .

MDW
SAN
Excellent 10.0

On time!

FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

MCI
LAX
Okay 4.6

Being stopped when I was boarding and notified that I had to pay an additional $65 to carry a bag on the plane was frustrating.

ORD
PHX
Good 6.6

Didn't have any food or entertainment, that's the reason for the low score. You need a N/A

Fri, Jul 13
CMH
SAN
9h 12m
Wed, Jul 18
SAN
CMH
9h 47m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15342 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
TPA
Good 6.6

We landed earlier than expected

Bathroom was very smelly

SEA
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Seats a bit cramped

ATL
SEA
Excellent 8.3

Great movie selection

MSP
RSW
Good 6.3

Quick boarding, clean plane, good entertainment system.

Used a neck/back pillow and jacket against hull to try and keep my shoulder and arm from freezing solid. I usually sit by the window on a couple dozen flights per year, and it has never been this cold on my arm. I wonder if a heating pad would work on their outlet?

ATL
MBJ
Excellent 8.0

I love Delta, especially their newer planes that have screens in the backs of headrests and free movies.

Leg room is never enough. I'm 6'1".

Wed, Mar 28
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Wed, Apr 4
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
DTW
Excellent 8.0

RT from DTW to LAX. Ran on time (arriving a little early - both ways). Friendly crew and seemed to handle issues well.

How much is the air to breathe? Everything is an add on! I guess it would have been cheaper if I didn't have to pay for seats (each way), carry on (each way), so the hidden costs are frustating!

SJO
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Just the price to be honest

Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline .

EWR
MSY
Excellent 8.0

The seats on some Spirit planes are uncomfortable

Seats and there’s no entertainment

FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

MCO
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Never completed our flight . A crew of 6

The counter representative was rude and unhelpfull providing accommodation on a next flight . Same date We had to buy another ticket with American airlines to get to our destination Very poor counter services . For more information please contact Domingo 292 556 5488

Tue, May 15
CMH
SAN
19h 19m
Tue, May 22
SAN
CMH
7h 12m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 2
CMH
SAN
16h 38m
Wed, Jun 6
SAN
CMH
27h 00m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33594 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ATL
LAS
Good 6.0

The crew was very friendly.

The seats were close together and not very comfortable. No entertainment, for example a movie for a 4 hour flight. You have to pay for everything. Only thing complimentary is water.

RDU
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The dirt cheap, I can't believe an airline can operate at this low an airfare and still turn a profit-ticket prices

The hidden checked-baggage fees that were almost half the cost of the actual ticket for one bag. The non reclining seats. The lack of legroom. The feeling of cattle being herded into a slaughterhouse. The lack of friendliness with the RDU and MCO gate/ticket counter agents. The cost of having to pay $12 to ensure I sit beside my 5 year old son on the flight. Besides a free seat belt, having to pay for everything else under the sun. Surprised AC was free. Not even an in-flight magazine or barf bag. Which is exactly what I feel like doing after giving you my money......

MCI
TPA
Excellent 8.3

Crew was ameable and helpful.

A passenger that was intoxicated and incredibly loud. It was ok though, she was on her way to a cruise.

DCA
DEN
Okay 4.0

The crew was really nice.

So many delays. My flight was eventually cancelled on Friday and was rescheduled for Saturday. The Saturday flight was delayed. All in all, i wasted a vacation day on Friday, I paid for a hotel in Denver for Friday night that I was not able to get refunded, I missed out on a day in Denver. It was a huge bummer.

MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

if you have a hard engagement that you have to make, i hate to say it, but use a bigger airline. These guys are not dependable nyc -> miami. Have had 2 flights cancelled and delayed over 6 hours in the last 6 months. Only one scheduled flight everyday. If you can risk it, fine, but otherwise not worth it.

Wed, Feb 21
CMH
SAN
17h 19m
Sun, Feb 25
SAN
CMH
7h 11m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

Don’t fly with this airline.

FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

ORD
PHX
Good 6.6

Didn't have any food or entertainment, that's the reason for the low score. You need a N/A

MCI
LAX
Okay 4.6

Being stopped when I was boarding and notified that I had to pay an additional $65 to carry a bag on the plane was frustrating.

FLL
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Cabin crew friendly Left on time Check in staff was thoughtful. Concerned about our late passenger arrival

Seats in plane do not recline. No reading material on board

Tue, Mar 13
CMH
SAN
17h 19m
Thu, Mar 22
SAN
CMH
17h 35m
Trip: 10 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MDW
SAN
Excellent 10.0

On time!

LAS
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

I liked that we didn’t crash

Everything else, a carry on bag was $55 making any savings a joke. You can’t even get water with out paying for it $3 for a cup of water. No phone app for entertainment nothing. If I wasn’t sitting by people I knew I’d be extra uncomfortable because you’re in each others laps

FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

SJO
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Just the price to be honest

Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline .

LAX
DTW
Excellent 8.0

RT from DTW to LAX. Ran on time (arriving a little early - both ways). Friendly crew and seemed to handle issues well.

How much is the air to breathe? Everything is an add on! I guess it would have been cheaper if I didn't have to pay for seats (each way), carry on (each way), so the hidden costs are frustating!

Wed, Jul 18
CMH
SAN
17h 11m
Tue, Jul 24
SAN
CMH
19h 55m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33594 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SFO
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Everything was horrible!

CLE
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

enough space to move around

I dislike that once I got to the airport in Cleveland before boarding schools go to Orlando they charge me $45 for a suitcase that if I would have painted with my ticket it would have been $25 and that's what it told me I had to pay at the airport if I wasn't going to pay it with my ticket it was only $25 not $45 so they charge me $45 and then when I went to board the plane to go in they tried to charge me $45 for a backpack that fits under the seat and wasn't a carry on then they charge like $3 for a can of soda I don't think I'll ever recommend Frontier to anyone or I would never travel again with them that is ridiculous being a disabled person and being taken advantage of is unacceptable

MCI
TPA
Excellent 8.3

Crew was ameable and helpful.

A passenger that was intoxicated and incredibly loud. It was ok though, she was on her way to a cruise.

ATL
LAS
Good 6.0

The crew was very friendly.

The seats were close together and not very comfortable. No entertainment, for example a movie for a 4 hour flight. You have to pay for everything. Only thing complimentary is water.

ONT
AUS
Excellent 9.5

The crew were kind and efficient and the planes were clean and well maintained.

No entertainment on the flights, but that is to be expected for the price.

Sun, May 20
CMH
SAN
6h 48m
Sat, May 26
SAN
CMH
6h 54m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 19
CMH
SAN
17h 16m
Mon, Mar 26
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MCO
ORD
Okay 4.3

We had issues with checking in 24 hours prior to our flight and had to call customer service 4 times before we spoke to anyone. And the only reason we ended speaking to someone is because we used the prompts for booking a new flight. Very frustrating.

FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

MCI
LAX
Okay 4.6

Being stopped when I was boarding and notified that I had to pay an additional $65 to carry a bag on the plane was frustrating.

SJO
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Just the price to be honest

Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline .

LAS
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

I liked that we didn’t crash

Everything else, a carry on bag was $55 making any savings a joke. You can’t even get water with out paying for it $3 for a cup of water. No phone app for entertainment nothing. If I wasn’t sitting by people I knew I’d be extra uncomfortable because you’re in each others laps

Wed, Jun 13
CMH
SAN
16h 42m
Sun, Jun 17
SAN
CMH
20h 06m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33594 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DCA
DEN
Okay 4.0

The crew was really nice.

So many delays. My flight was eventually cancelled on Friday and was rescheduled for Saturday. The Saturday flight was delayed. All in all, i wasted a vacation day on Friday, I paid for a hotel in Denver for Friday night that I was not able to get refunded, I missed out on a day in Denver. It was a huge bummer.

RDU
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The dirt cheap, I can't believe an airline can operate at this low an airfare and still turn a profit-ticket prices

The hidden checked-baggage fees that were almost half the cost of the actual ticket for one bag. The non reclining seats. The lack of legroom. The feeling of cattle being herded into a slaughterhouse. The lack of friendliness with the RDU and MCO gate/ticket counter agents. The cost of having to pay $12 to ensure I sit beside my 5 year old son on the flight. Besides a free seat belt, having to pay for everything else under the sun. Surprised AC was free. Not even an in-flight magazine or barf bag. Which is exactly what I feel like doing after giving you my money......

MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

if you have a hard engagement that you have to make, i hate to say it, but use a bigger airline. These guys are not dependable nyc -> miami. Have had 2 flights cancelled and delayed over 6 hours in the last 6 months. Only one scheduled flight everyday. If you can risk it, fine, but otherwise not worth it.

SFO
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Everything was horrible!

IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

Thu, Apr 5
CMH
SAN
15h 19m
Mon, Apr 9
SAN
CMH
7h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52121 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
PIT
Excellent 8.0

I liked the state of the aircraft, it was clean and somewhat modern. It was more than adequate for the job. The staff were friendly and professional. It is certainly more than what you expect to get for your money.

I wish the one carry-on piece of luggage did not cost as much as it does. I had somewhat of a discount as I am enrolled in the nine dollar fare club. However, $25 for one carry-on luggage still too much.

MCO
ORD
Okay 4.3

We had issues with checking in 24 hours prior to our flight and had to call customer service 4 times before we spoke to anyone. And the only reason we ended speaking to someone is because we used the prompts for booking a new flight. Very frustrating.

SJO
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Just the price to be honest

Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline .

FLL
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

Don’t fly with this airline.

FLL
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Cabin crew friendly Left on time Check in staff was thoughtful. Concerned about our late passenger arrival

Seats in plane do not recline. No reading material on board

Sun, Jul 1
CMH
SAN
9h 17m
Sat, Jul 7
SAN
CMH
7h 59m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
CMH
SAN
20h 19m
Fri, Feb 9
SAN
CMH
7h 59m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 25
CMH
SAN
8h 14m
Sun, Jan 28
SAN
CMH
6h 43m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15342 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
PIT
Excellent 10.0

Our original flight was delayed and Marika, at the Delta gate of another flight to the same city, was able to get us on the flight that was going to our city. We were so grateful to get home before the winter storm! We appreciate your staff and the help their quick, efficient manner to get us on a new flight!

DTW
ATL
Excellent 8.0

I love Delta, especially their newer planes that have screens in the backs of headrests and free movies.

Leg room is never enough. I'm 6'1".

RDU
LAX
Excellent 8.4

Punctual departures. Adequate overheard space.

Food was mediocre for a 5-6 hour flight. I expected a little bit more.

LAS
SLC
Good 6.0

the seats were ok

was little late

ATL
SEA
Excellent 8.3

Great movie selection

Wed, Jan 31
CMH
SAN
7h 12m
Fri, Feb 2
SAN
CMH
17h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Columbus to San Diego Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from Columbus
Flight Price $245
Distance 1960 miles
Airlines Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Delta
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