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November
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4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$317
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$192
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Diego was found 69 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 4% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 0h 57m, covering a distance of 110 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Diego?
There are 1,690 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and San Diego per week, averaging 250 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($164), United ($164) and Virgin America ($173).
Do I need a passport to fly between Los Angeles and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Diego?
United (23 times daily), WestJet (22 times daily), Virgin Australia (18 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Los Angeles to San Diego?
For Los Angeles to San Diego, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$164
only
$164
Destination
San Diego
$164
only
$164
Tue, Jan 9
LAX
SAN
1h 04m
Sat, Jan 27
SAN
LAX
1h 04m
Trip: 19 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

LAX
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from

It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from

LAX
SAN
Good 6.6

Flight from LAX to SAN was good once we got across the airport from Westjet terminal to the Delta terminal. LAX is never simple! Comfort on aircraft today is never comfortable unless you pay the extreme pricing of premium seating.

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 3.0

Delayed flight caused me to miss my cousins wedding.

Tue, Jan 9
LAX
SAN
1h 04m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
0h 55m
Trip: 23 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed twice

LAX
SAN
Good 7.0

They charge me to much for my second baggage($70)

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Had to rent a car at LAX in order to actually make it home to San Diego. Also had to go home without any of my luggage ...

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was delayed an hour and we sat at the gate with no explanation why for over 20 minutes.

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

Land crew quickly attended to my need since I missed my connecting flt due to departure and US Customs delays.

You will have to walk briskly from one end of LAX to the other end to be able to catch the connecting flt. Delay caused by air traffic in Beijing made me miss my connecting flight from LAX to SAN. Next available flt would be 7hrs wait so I just took off and had someone to pick me up from LAX.

Wed, Jan 3
LAX
SAN
6h 08m
Tue, Jan 9
SAN
LAX
3h 42m
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 17618 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I’m a loyal VA customer and am sad that they were forced to sell. The employees have excellent service attitude and are efficient and seem to actually like their jobs which usually translates to a better customer experience.

That they are now part of Alaska Airline. I hope they can keep all the special little things and characteristics that made Virgin stand out above the rest.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was on time and the lady at the counter gave me valuable information. Also, she offered me to move my flight earlier. No delays, easy to pick up the luggage. I got one free drink in the airplane.

LAS
LAX
Okay 5.3

Everyone was great! Food drinks are great. Issues are with "policies" maybe?

Getting "bumped, asked to relocate to lesser seats to help with weight. then no compensation. also to find out we didnt get logged as moved. in an emergency? Woulda been bad. Trying to get help/comp on phone was total run-around. Lastly, drink sales ends too soon before landing. And started way too late this last flight.

Fri, Jan 5
LAX
SAN
4h 30m
Mon, Jan 8
SAN
LAX
5h 54m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 12
LAX
SAN
16h 44m
Thu, Feb 1
SAN
LAX
4h 11m
Trip: 21 days
9.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
OAK
LIH
Excellent 8.6

Great flight, lots of attention by crew. Arrived early!

EWR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and informative crew, best food of any airline.

Nothing

PDX
BOS
Excellent 8.6

Got in a little late but not too bad. Having a direct flight was great.

SEA
SFO
Okay 4.6

unfortunately I had a middle seat and the man sitting next to me was too large he was constantly in my space with his body, his arms resting on my chest it was a very uncomfortable flight.

LAX
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The staff was nice and friendly. Very short flight.

Wed, Jan 10
LAX
SAN
1h 02m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
0h 55m
Trip: 22 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SAN
Okay 5.6

Fast flight

N/A

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was delayed an hour and we sat at the gate with no explanation why for over 20 minutes.

LAX
SAN
Good 7.0

They charge me to much for my second baggage($70)

LAX
SAN
Good 6.0

Absolutely no leg room poor much less than major airlines

LAX
SAN
Okay 4.6

Broken seats caused delays. Older aircraft needed TLC.

Sat, Jan 13
LAX
SAN
1h 00m
Tue, Jan 16
SAN
LAX
1h 04m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

The staff communicated what was going on

Our plane had mechanical problems and never left. I thought they would bring another plane in for us, but they never did. After 8 hours of waiting, we decided to cancel our trip and go home.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.6

Sandwich for dinner

LAX
SAN
Good 7.0

Smooth easy flight

I arrived for my layover early, and noticed there was another flight currently boarding for my destination. I asked the boarding attendant if I could just get on this flight rather than waiting 2 1/2 hours for the next one. She said there were open seats on this flight but it would be a $50 fee to switch. This makes NO SENSE! I was standing there with a ticket purchased for the exact same itinerary, ready to board this flight with open seats, and I would have to pay extra? When this switch would open up a seat for the later flight for someone else in the same situation? Just a ridiculous way to charge people extra money for nothing. Very dissapoibted in Delta for this.

SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

Tue, Jan 9
LAX
SAN
4h 05m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
6h 13m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
LAX
SAN
0h 57m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
0h 58m
Trip: 19 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SAN
Good 7.0

They charge me to much for my second baggage($70)

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Same as above same as above

LAX
SAN
Okay 4.6

Broken seats caused delays. Older aircraft needed TLC.

LAX
SAN
Good 6.0

Absolutely no leg room poor much less than major airlines

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Round my credit card

Wed, Feb 14
LAX
SAN
1h 00m
Wed, Feb 21
SAN
LAX
1h 10m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

LAX
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from

It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

The staff communicated what was going on

Our plane had mechanical problems and never left. I thought they would bring another plane in for us, but they never did. After 8 hours of waiting, we decided to cancel our trip and go home.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.6

Sandwich for dinner

Fri, Feb 23
LAX
SAN
16h 38m
Fri, Mar 2
SAN
LAX
11h 27m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 17618 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The entertainment selection was excellent.

No snacks!

DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

Entertainment

N/A

DAL
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Entertainment, pre order drinks

No mobile flight updates

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I like it

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

Mon, Jan 15
LAX
SAN
4h 48m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
6h 13m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 16
LAX
SAN
0h 57m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
0h 55m
Trip: 16 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was delayed an hour and we sat at the gate with no explanation why for over 20 minutes.

LAX
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Nice short trip with no complications.

Everything was fine; I just generally don't like flying.

LAX
SAN
Okay 5.6

Fast flight

N/A

LAX
SAN
Good 6.0

Absolutely no leg room poor much less than major airlines

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Round my credit card

Mon, Jan 8
LAX
SAN
11h 43m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
4h 11m
Trip: 24 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 17618 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Okay 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

LAX
EWR
Good 7.0

Everyone was great! Food drinks are great. Issues are with "policies" maybe?

Getting "bumped, asked to relocate to lesser seats to help with weight. then no compensation. also to find out we didnt get logged as moved. in an emergency? Woulda been bad. Trying to get help/comp on phone was total run-around. Lastly, drink sales ends too soon before landing. And started way too late this last flight.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

LAS
LAX
Okay 5.3

Everyone was great! Food drinks are great. Issues are with "policies" maybe?

Getting "bumped, asked to relocate to lesser seats to help with weight. then no compensation. also to find out we didnt get logged as moved. in an emergency? Woulda been bad. Trying to get help/comp on phone was total run-around. Lastly, drink sales ends too soon before landing. And started way too late this last flight.

Mon, Jan 8
LAX
SAN
17h 53m
Sun, Jan 28
SAN
LAX
5h 50m
Trip: 21 days
9.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SJD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

I actually felt San Jose Del Cabo Airport was far more courteous and accommodating best at acknowledging us and asking if one needs help or if your okay. I realize this airport is far less busy but if was noticeable and notable. I also liked that the pilot announced we would be experiencing brief turbulence and described we will go up and down as if descending, so I was prepared and less stressed when I experienced exactly what pilot had described.

Our party of eight departed from gate 8 which was hidden behind a post and not in view unless one walked past passenger entry doors. Also passenger seated next to me had asked for a burger, flight attendant replied she was not sure if she could fulfill request and best to order 24 hour prior to flight. She came back with a burger that smelled super delish and I regret not having one myself but there wasn't any left. Maybe stock up or start marketing because I am still thinking about that aroma and appealing burger...

SEA
SFO
Okay 4.6

unfortunately I had a middle seat and the man sitting next to me was too large he was constantly in my space with his body, his arms resting on my chest it was a very uncomfortable flight.

LAX
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The staff was nice and friendly. Very short flight.

FAI
SEA
Okay 4.6

Nice crew !

PDX
BOS
Excellent 8.6

Got in a little late but not too bad. Having a direct flight was great.

Sun, Jan 28
LAX
SAN
5h 23m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
LAX
6h 13m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 17
LAX
SAN
0h 57m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LAX
0h 58m
Trip: 15 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SAN
Okay 4.6

Broken seats caused delays. Older aircraft needed TLC.

LAX
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Nice short trip with no complications.

Everything was fine; I just generally don't like flying.

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed twice

LAX
SAN
Okay 5.6

Fast flight

N/A

LAX
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was delayed an hour and we sat at the gate with no explanation why for over 20 minutes.

Tue, Jan 9
LAX
SAN
3h 26m
Tue, Jan 30
SAN
LAX
3h 42m
Trip: 22 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 17618 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
DAL
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Entertainment, pre order drinks

No mobile flight updates

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

DCA
DAL
Excellent 10.0

Entertainment

N/A

LAX
EWR
Good 7.0

Everyone was great! Food drinks are great. Issues are with "policies" maybe?

Getting "bumped, asked to relocate to lesser seats to help with weight. then no compensation. also to find out we didnt get logged as moved. in an emergency? Woulda been bad. Trying to get help/comp on phone was total run-around. Lastly, drink sales ends too soon before landing. And started way too late this last flight.

Thu, Jan 18
LAX
SAN
4h 48m
Sun, Jan 28
SAN
LAX
5h 50m
Trip: 11 days
9.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
OAK
LIH
Excellent 8.6

Great flight, lots of attention by crew. Arrived early!

PDX
ANC
Excellent 8.0

Flight left on time, arrived early. Great piloting, captain took off and landed smoothly, and there was significant wind. Impressive. Flight attendants were very friendly.

EWR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and informative crew, best food of any airline.

Nothing

SEA
SFO
Okay 4.6

unfortunately I had a middle seat and the man sitting next to me was too large he was constantly in my space with his body, his arms resting on my chest it was a very uncomfortable flight.

SEA
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Love that they have limited free WiFi and charging ports at every seat!

Tue, Jan 2
LAX
SAN
1h 05m
Tue, Jan 23
SAN
LAX
1h 04m
Trip: 22 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SAN
Excellent 10.0

loved the airbus and in flight movies good stufg

LAX
SAN
Okay 4.6

The crew was helpful and supportive

I didn't like it took 5 hours to decide on a plan to bus us to San Diego.

LAX
SAN
Good 6.6

Flight from LAX to SAN was good once we got across the airport from Westjet terminal to the Delta terminal. LAX is never simple! Comfort on aircraft today is never comfortable unless you pay the extreme pricing of premium seating.

LAX
SAN
Good 7.0

Smooth easy flight

I arrived for my layover early, and noticed there was another flight currently boarding for my destination. I asked the boarding attendant if I could just get on this flight rather than waiting 2 1/2 hours for the next one. She said there were open seats on this flight but it would be a $50 fee to switch. This makes NO SENSE! I was standing there with a ticket purchased for the exact same itinerary, ready to board this flight with open seats, and I would have to pay extra? When this switch would open up a seat for the later flight for someone else in the same situation? Just a ridiculous way to charge people extra money for nothing. Very dissapoibted in Delta for this.

SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

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