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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1286
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$773
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York to San Diego

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from New York to San Diego was found 24 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 March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 8% 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 New York to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from New York to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 06m, covering a distance of 2429 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and San Diego?
There are 666 (nonstop) flights between New York and San Diego per week, averaging 100 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($193), Multiple Airlines ($246) and JetBlue ($281).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and San Diego?
Virgin Atlantic (10 times daily), Delta (9 times daily), United (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York to San Diego?
For New York to San Diego, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
New York
$197
only
$197
$281
only
$281
Newark
$193
only
$193
Destination
San Diego
$193
only
$193
Tue, Jan 23
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Tue, Feb 6
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 15 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MCO
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Flight was good friendly staff

No entertainment, seats need to recline

PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

FLL
MGA
Okay 4.3

Spirit probably had 6 flights or more going through customs at the same time whjch made for extremely long lines. My 2nd flight was cancelled and i stood in line for 3 1/2 hours to rebook another flight. They should have another process to help out stranded customers. Especially when the flight crew doesnt show up and they cancel a flight.

FLL
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great

No comment

Tue, Feb 6
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Sun, Feb 11
SAN
LGA
10h 26m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 17
JFK
SAN
6h 16m
Tue, Apr 10
SAN
JFK
5h 16m
Trip: 25 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

JetBlue never disappoints. Comfortable seating, friendly staff, easy boarding.

Nada

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Great plane, Clean and looked in great and good condition. Seats were good so my back wasn't hurting after 5 hours. Great movies, snacks, drinks, and lighting in the plane.

Perfect flight.

PHX
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Late — this was delayed 5 times, meaning I was unable to get to a morning meeting. No explanation was given. No advance warning given. Delays on the way to Phoenix as well. Terrible airline.

JFK
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Got to the airport at 2pm for a 345 flight and was delayed 3 times then cancelled. The line for jet blue assistance was about 1-2 hrs long. Was re booked for a flight to lax ( which was not my destination) then have to get an uber down to San Diego. Customer service was terrible and the lines were unbearable. Was my first time flying jet blue. Not sure if I would fly with them again.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Could watch TV for free. Also included snacks.

My infotainment malfunctioned from time to time.

Wed, Jan 24
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Tue, Feb 6
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 14 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Priority boarding with my little one.

ATL
MSY
Mediocre 3.6

Gate suddenly changed noted destination without an announcement. Turns out there was no gate change, just a mistake, but it was not handled well. The pilot announced we were in the incorrect city upon landing as well.

MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING.

Our flight was canceled two times by Spirit, and we had to stay another day due to the fact that the airline has limited availability for rescheduling canceled flights. Once the third flight arrived, there was an issue boarding due to a beligerant passenger and the flight was over an hour late. However, the entire time the issue was being resolved, Spirit told the passengers waiting to board NOTHING. Everytime a question was asked about whether or not we would be leaving, the staff was rude and avoided answering. I will never fly Spirit again, as they truly do not care about their customers.

FLL
MGA
Okay 4.3

Spirit probably had 6 flights or more going through customs at the same time whjch made for extremely long lines. My 2nd flight was cancelled and i stood in line for 3 1/2 hours to rebook another flight. They should have another process to help out stranded customers. Especially when the flight crew doesnt show up and they cancel a flight.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

Sat, Jan 27
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Service, cheap attitude as well as hungry company.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING.

Our flight was canceled two times by Spirit, and we had to stay another day due to the fact that the airline has limited availability for rescheduling canceled flights. Once the third flight arrived, there was an issue boarding due to a beligerant passenger and the flight was over an hour late. However, the entire time the issue was being resolved, Spirit told the passengers waiting to board NOTHING. Everytime a question was asked about whether or not we would be leaving, the staff was rude and avoided answering. I will never fly Spirit again, as they truly do not care about their customers.

PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

FLL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Priority boarding with my little one.

Tue, Jan 30
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

FLL
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great

No comment

FLL
MGA
Okay 4.3

Spirit probably had 6 flights or more going through customs at the same time whjch made for extremely long lines. My 2nd flight was cancelled and i stood in line for 3 1/2 hours to rebook another flight. They should have another process to help out stranded customers. Especially when the flight crew doesnt show up and they cancel a flight.

FLL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Priority boarding with my little one.

MDW
RSW
Excellent 9.3

Great boarding process. This team was very nice. Plane was clean and there was no confusion anywhere. Small emergency on the plane during flight with passenger and the crew was professional and quick to help.

It is ridiculous to charge for carry on bags. Especially such a high fee.

Tue, Jan 23
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Wed, Feb 7
SAN
LGA
7h 04m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
BWI
Good 6.6

The plane was brand new and very clean and spacious. The flight was also so cheap. The negatives are that the seats don’t recline, there is no Wi-Fi on the plane or option to even purchase Wi-Fi, there was no entertainment, and because of the low prices, not even the water is complementary. Excellent value

MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING.

Our flight was canceled two times by Spirit, and we had to stay another day due to the fact that the airline has limited availability for rescheduling canceled flights. Once the third flight arrived, there was an issue boarding due to a beligerant passenger and the flight was over an hour late. However, the entire time the issue was being resolved, Spirit told the passengers waiting to board NOTHING. Everytime a question was asked about whether or not we would be leaving, the staff was rude and avoided answering. I will never fly Spirit again, as they truly do not care about their customers.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

ATL
MSY
Mediocre 3.6

Gate suddenly changed noted destination without an announcement. Turns out there was no gate change, just a mistake, but it was not handled well. The pilot announced we were in the incorrect city upon landing as well.

Tue, Feb 13
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Sun, Feb 18
SAN
EWR
5h 11m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 19
JFK
SAN
6h 06m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
JFK
5h 16m
Trip: 9 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
LGA
Mediocre 3.6

Ive been traveling with jetblue for years, but lately everytime their flights are always delay

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

On time, very efficient

Checked bag pickup was on the opposite side of the terminal, with inadequate signage.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Good customer service and friendly

It was all good!

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

JetBlue never disappoints. Comfortable seating, friendly staff, easy boarding.

Nada

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I love my non stop flight from JFK to SD. The flight was smooth, great movies/entertainment, snacks, and staff on the plane. I will definitely continue to fly Jet Blue!

Was a perfect flight for me. I was asked to check in my carry on bag but I didn't need to because I knew it would fit in the overhead bin and I found space for it on the plane. I recommend the plane staff should try to shuffle and move bags. Some passengers had bags in the overhead bin that could have been moved or put under the seat because they were small and taking up unecessary space.

Sat, Feb 3
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Tue, Feb 6
SAN
EWR
13h 40m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Service, cheap attitude as well as hungry company.

FLL
BDL
Excellent 9.3

Not enough leg room.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

ATL
MSY
Mediocre 3.6

Gate suddenly changed noted destination without an announcement. Turns out there was no gate change, just a mistake, but it was not handled well. The pilot announced we were in the incorrect city upon landing as well.

Tue, Mar 20
JFK
SAN
6h 16m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
JFK
5h 16m
Trip: 8 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Staff are friendly and the plane is very clean. I am impressed with the attitude of the crew.

None so far.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Could watch TV for free. Also included snacks.

My infotainment malfunctioned from time to time.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was good value flight

Everything was good for a coach seat

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I love my non stop flight from JFK to SD. The flight was smooth, great movies/entertainment, snacks, and staff on the plane. I will definitely continue to fly Jet Blue!

Was a perfect flight for me. I was asked to check in my carry on bag but I didn't need to because I knew it would fit in the overhead bin and I found space for it on the plane. I recommend the plane staff should try to shuffle and move bags. Some passengers had bags in the overhead bin that could have been moved or put under the seat because they were small and taking up unecessary space.

PHX
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Late — this was delayed 5 times, meaning I was unable to get to a morning meeting. No explanation was given. No advance warning given. Delays on the way to Phoenix as well. Terrible airline.

Tue, Jan 23
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
LGA
13h 23m
Trip: 12 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
BWI
Good 6.6

The plane was brand new and very clean and spacious. The flight was also so cheap. The negatives are that the seats don’t recline, there is no Wi-Fi on the plane or option to even purchase Wi-Fi, there was no entertainment, and because of the low prices, not even the water is complementary. Excellent value

FLL
BDL
Excellent 9.3

Not enough leg room.

ATL
BOS
Excellent 10.0

The entire experience was flawless from friendly crew to stream lined process

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

FLL
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great

No comment

Tue, Feb 13
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Sun, Feb 18
SAN
EWR
5h 11m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 25
JFK
SAN
6h 06m
Tue, Apr 10
SAN
JFK
5h 16m
Trip: 17 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Staff are friendly and the plane is very clean. I am impressed with the attitude of the crew.

None so far.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

JetBlue never disappoints. Comfortable seating, friendly staff, easy boarding.

Nada

JFK
SAN
Excellent 9.6

JetBlue has a nice "attitude" towards its customers.

I liked everything about the flight.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Great plane, Clean and looked in great and good condition. Seats were good so my back wasn't hurting after 5 hours. Great movies, snacks, drinks, and lighting in the plane.

Perfect flight.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

On time, very efficient

Checked bag pickup was on the opposite side of the terminal, with inadequate signage.

Wed, Jan 24
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
LGA
13h 23m
Trip: 11 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
BWI
Good 6.6

The plane was brand new and very clean and spacious. The flight was also so cheap. The negatives are that the seats don’t recline, there is no Wi-Fi on the plane or option to even purchase Wi-Fi, there was no entertainment, and because of the low prices, not even the water is complementary. Excellent value

FLL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Priority boarding with my little one.

FLL
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Service, cheap attitude as well as hungry company.

FLL
BDL
Excellent 9.3

Not enough leg room.

PDX
LAS
Mediocre 2.3

Price

The attenedents the drink cart the boarding my seat

Tue, Feb 13
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Thu, Feb 22
SAN
EWR
5h 11m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 27
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Wed, Jan 31
SAN
LGA
13h 23m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING.

Our flight was canceled two times by Spirit, and we had to stay another day due to the fact that the airline has limited availability for rescheduling canceled flights. Once the third flight arrived, there was an issue boarding due to a beligerant passenger and the flight was over an hour late. However, the entire time the issue was being resolved, Spirit told the passengers waiting to board NOTHING. Everytime a question was asked about whether or not we would be leaving, the staff was rude and avoided answering. I will never fly Spirit again, as they truly do not care about their customers.

SAN
BWI
Good 6.6

The plane was brand new and very clean and spacious. The flight was also so cheap. The negatives are that the seats don’t recline, there is no Wi-Fi on the plane or option to even purchase Wi-Fi, there was no entertainment, and because of the low prices, not even the water is complementary. Excellent value

FLL
MGA
Okay 4.3

Spirit probably had 6 flights or more going through customs at the same time whjch made for extremely long lines. My 2nd flight was cancelled and i stood in line for 3 1/2 hours to rebook another flight. They should have another process to help out stranded customers. Especially when the flight crew doesnt show up and they cancel a flight.

FLL
BDL
Excellent 9.3

Not enough leg room.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

Wed, Feb 7
EWR
SAN
13h 59m
Mon, Feb 12
SAN
EWR
5h 21m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
LGA
SAN
13h 29m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
LGA
13h 23m
Trip: 5 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52093 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ATL
MSY
Mediocre 3.6

Gate suddenly changed noted destination without an announcement. Turns out there was no gate change, just a mistake, but it was not handled well. The pilot announced we were in the incorrect city upon landing as well.

FLL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Priority boarding with my little one.

IAH
SAN
Okay 5.3

Seats very uncomfortable

Seats

MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING.

Our flight was canceled two times by Spirit, and we had to stay another day due to the fact that the airline has limited availability for rescheduling canceled flights. Once the third flight arrived, there was an issue boarding due to a beligerant passenger and the flight was over an hour late. However, the entire time the issue was being resolved, Spirit told the passengers waiting to board NOTHING. Everytime a question was asked about whether or not we would be leaving, the staff was rude and avoided answering. I will never fly Spirit again, as they truly do not care about their customers.

SAN
BWI
Good 6.6

The plane was brand new and very clean and spacious. The flight was also so cheap. The negatives are that the seats don’t recline, there is no Wi-Fi on the plane or option to even purchase Wi-Fi, there was no entertainment, and because of the low prices, not even the water is complementary. Excellent value

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New York to San Diego Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 43m
Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from New York
Flight Price $193
Distance 2429 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, JetBlue
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