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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:
$434
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$296
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York to San Diego

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

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $296 or less.
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 11% 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 08m, 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 93 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 Frontier ($257), Multiple Airlines ($257) and JetBlue ($257).
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?
Delta (7 times daily), United (7 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (7 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
New York
$257
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$257
$257
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$257
Newark
$257
only
$257
Destination
San Diego
$257
only
$257
Wed, Nov 29
LGA
SAN
27h 26m
Sat, Dec 2
SAN
LGA
18h 47m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

Sat, Dec 2
JFK
SAN
6h 19m
Sat, Dec 9
SAN
JFK
5h 21m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
JFK
SAN
6h 20m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
JFK
5h 12m
Trip: 9 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SLC
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Space, comfort, treats, tv's Ann's wifi

Nothing

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was good value flight

Everything was good for a coach seat

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
PUJ
Excellent 10.0

Same

Same

SAN
JFK
Good 7.3

Free in-flight WiFi service for all travelers on the plane. Many onboard entertainment choices available using individual LCD screen display. Many selections of in-flight meals and beverages available for purchase during your flight. Online seat selection and online check-in were fast and efficient. Additional perks for travelers available online.

There was no food included in my flight.

Sat, Dec 9
JFK
SAN
6h 24m
Tue, Dec 12
SAN
JFK
5h 21m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

No power at JFK. Customs and baggage claim a nightmare. After a tiring international flight, 4 hours in airport find out my flight is canceled. Miss a day of work because can't get flight until following day. No airline offer of food or hotel accommodation.

CHO
ORD
Good 7.6

It was a little hot in the plane at during start and touchdown

SAL
MIA
Excellent 8.6

There was no individual entertainment on board (TV’s, internet, etc)

JFK
SAN
Mediocre 3.0

The check in process at JFK was a disaster. The kiosk check in machines were constantly malfunctioning, where to line up was unclear, and staff acted frustrated. After several failed attempts with the kiosks you have to wait in line to check in at the counter anyways. It would have saved almost an hour of my time to just go straight to the counter-- had I been allowed to. I wanted to check a bag which contained some fragile items. Several bottles of wine which I wrapped in bubble wrap and cushioned with my packed clothes. I requested a "Fragile" sticker to be put on my bag. I was told "We don't do that here". So I asked if they handle ALL bags with extreme care and I was laughed at and told to go on my way. When I got my bag at my destination-- the outside of my leather suitcase was sliced to the lining. There were scuff marks and torn leather. My wine had been completely shattered. Not just a crack in the bottle, but flattened completely. My clothes were stained, my bag ruined. I don't know if putting a fragile sticker on would have prevented this, but I don't understand why they just "don't do that". We are trusting our property to the airline when we check bags. I will never trust American Airlines ever again. They don't want to know if I have anything fragile, and they don't care when I tell them.

FAT
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Nice amount of leg room!!!

Nothing

Tue, Dec 12
EWR
SAN
6h 08m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
EWR
5h 20m
Trip: 2 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SAN
Excellent 8.6

All was very convenient for me

EWR
SAN
Good 7.0

Comfort of business class was ok

No vegetarian food. Delayed flight by more than 4 hours :-(

EWR
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was cancelled. Rebooking was a nightmare. Baggage was lost.

EWR
SAN
Okay 4.6

No much

Suggestion, why don't the airlines charge to use the bathroom, so the money humgry grubs could make more money

EWR
SAN
Good 7.0

Need to pay to watch TV

Thu, Nov 30
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Tue, Dec 12
SAN
JFK
7h 28m
Trip: 13 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

It was nice

PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

First timers on Sun Country and we will definitely use them again, all around class act! Thank You

MSP
LAX
Good 6.8

Price

No free video screen

MSP
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Flight and ticket staff very friendly and accommodating

Everything was perfect

MSP
BOS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was overbooked and the attendant at thr check in counter upgraded me to first class for free. What a great experience. Best travel experience I've had. Nothing beats the warm chocolate chip cookie they served us for dessert :)

NA

Fri, Dec 8
LGA
SAN
18h 06m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
LGA
16h 15m
Trip: 6 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 50586 reviews
Overall
5.6
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Excellent experience as always. The young crew were very nice and energetic and helpful, I am always happy flying with Spirit.

Nothing.

LGA
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flight was delayed. They charged for carryon bags, they charged for water.

LAS
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Liked the price hated everthiig else

Price

IAH
LAS
Mediocre 3.0

Nothing to like really. Crew gathered in galley area, eating & drinking. Crew did not attend to passengers who were swinging feet & legs out in the aisle, pick up trash or other.

See above.///////////////////////////////////////////

MCO
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time departing and arrival...

Could not lean back in the seats...but the flight was quick so that negates that.

Wed, Dec 6
JFK
SAN
6h 20m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
JFK
5h 12m
Trip: 8 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SAN
Excellent 9.6

JetBlue has a nice "attitude" towards its customers.

I liked everything about the flight.

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
RSW
Good 6.0

the minute you are on the air the flights where very good

this ticket that included the flight was operated by american airline and jet blue and was under Iberia name... actually there was no father to that flight! and i couldn't make any checkin on line and needed to carry my bag to my connection flight.. and i did buy one ticket ! that included the connections.

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

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.

Fri, Apr 13
LGA
SAN
22h 48m
Tue, Apr 17
SAN
LGA
18h 57m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

Fri, Dec 1
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Sat, Dec 9
SAN
JFK
5h 21m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 1
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Tue, Dec 12
SAN
JFK
7h 28m
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

It was nice

MSP
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Identification was stolen in Schofield, WI Unable to get back to Minneapolis for the flight. Thanks, Kyle

DFW
CUN
Excellent 8.6

Timely check in, friendly customer service, good crew, no issues.

They board by row number, but start with first rows first. Makes for slower boarding (though faster than most airlines).

JFK
MSP
Good 6.8

Price

No free video screen

MSP
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Flight and ticket staff very friendly and accommodating

Everything was perfect

Sat, Dec 9
LGA
SAN
18h 06m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
LGA
16h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 50586 reviews
Overall
5.6
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAS
CLE
Excellent 10.0

zero problems

all great

LAS
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Liked the price hated everthiig else

Price

LAS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

Hey, nothing is free. Not even water. So don't buzz through the aisle saying "food & drinks for purchase", no one's buying. Or "you can move up to a roomier seat for $75." instead of marketing that expensive seat, just get this sjow on the road. I just paid $50 to send a carry-on piece of luggage. Nickle-dime ppl to death!

See above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!////////////////////////

FLL
IAH
Mediocre 3.0

They moved us from the gate to have an "on-time" departure even though we sat on the taxi way for a while. Why do airlines do this? Are on time stats more important than customer comfort and satisfaction. Then they kept the lights on during the entire flight to "sell" their products. Please, give us at least a free glass of water. You are only cheaper than other airlines when you get a $9 fare, which you have to pay to have anyhow. So they are a bare bone airline, but charges are for everything. This airline stinks, I will not be flying them again unless I absolutely have to. I thought United was bad, but they are great compared to Spirit.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!

Seats that you can't move on back.

Wed, Dec 6
JFK
SAN
6h 20m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
JFK
5h 12m
Trip: 8 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
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

Good customer service and friendly

It was all good!

JFK
RSW
Good 6.0

the minute you are on the air the flights where very good

this ticket that included the flight was operated by american airline and jet blue and was under Iberia name... actually there was no father to that flight! and i couldn't make any checkin on line and needed to carry my bag to my connection flight.. and i did buy one ticket ! that included the connections.

SAN
JFK
Good 7.3

Free in-flight WiFi service for all travelers on the plane. Many onboard entertainment choices available using individual LCD screen display. Many selections of in-flight meals and beverages available for purchase during your flight. Online seat selection and online check-in were fast and efficient. Additional perks for travelers available online.

There was no food included in my flight.

JFK
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was good value flight

Everything was good for a coach seat

Fri, Apr 20
LGA
SAN
13h 23m
Tue, Apr 24
SAN
LGA
18h 57m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

Sat, Dec 2
JFK
SAN
6h 19m
Tue, Dec 12
SAN
JFK
7h 28m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 4
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Thu, Dec 14
SAN
JFK
7h 28m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAX
Good 6.8

Price

No free video screen

MSP
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Flight and ticket staff very friendly and accommodating

Everything was perfect

DFW
CUN
Excellent 8.6

Timely check in, friendly customer service, good crew, no issues.

They board by row number, but start with first rows first. Makes for slower boarding (though faster than most airlines).

GPT
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight was very convenient

MSP
LAS
Okay 4.0

We ran into a combination of traffic, parking, and other issues that drove us to arrive at our check-in at 7pm for a 7:40pm flight. We were not able to check-in given the 45 min rule. NO WHERE in our email did it say there was this rule nor were we prompted or told to check-in prior to our flight online. There's no suncountry app for check-in that we could find (only a visa one). We booked through priceline.The flight hadn't even started boarding and we were not allowed to check-in. We were re-booked on a flight that left two hours later, but that flight was delayed 3 hours. The whole thing essentially took one full night of paid hotel and fun in Vegas away costing us over $200 just in hotel plus we spent an extra 5 hours in an airport that didn't have a bar open past 9pm.

Fri, Dec 8
LGA
SAN
18h 06m
Tue, Dec 12
SAN
LGA
16h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 50586 reviews
Overall
5.6
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAS
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Liked the price hated everthiig else

Price

FLL
IAH
Mediocre 3.0

They moved us from the gate to have an "on-time" departure even though we sat on the taxi way for a while. Why do airlines do this? Are on time stats more important than customer comfort and satisfaction. Then they kept the lights on during the entire flight to "sell" their products. Please, give us at least a free glass of water. You are only cheaper than other airlines when you get a $9 fare, which you have to pay to have anyhow. So they are a bare bone airline, but charges are for everything. This airline stinks, I will not be flying them again unless I absolutely have to. I thought United was bad, but they are great compared to Spirit.

LAS
CLE
Excellent 10.0

zero problems

all great

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!

Seats that you can't move on back.

IAH
LAS
Mediocre 3.0

Nothing to like really. Crew gathered in galley area, eating & drinking. Crew did not attend to passengers who were swinging feet & legs out in the aisle, pick up trash or other.

See above.///////////////////////////////////////////

Sat, Dec 9
JFK
SAN
6h 20m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
JFK
5h 12m
Trip: 5 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
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.

SLC
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Space, comfort, treats, tv's Ann's wifi

Nothing

JFK
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Could watch TV for free. Also included snacks.

My infotainment malfunctioned from time to time.

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 10.0

Good customer service and friendly

It was all good!

Mon, Dec 4
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Wed, Dec 13
SAN
JFK
5h 12m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
JFK
SAN
8h 07m
Thu, Dec 14
SAN
JFK
7h 28m
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

First timers on Sun Country and we will definitely use them again, all around class act! Thank You

MSP
LAS
Okay 4.0

We ran into a combination of traffic, parking, and other issues that drove us to arrive at our check-in at 7pm for a 7:40pm flight. We were not able to check-in given the 45 min rule. NO WHERE in our email did it say there was this rule nor were we prompted or told to check-in prior to our flight online. There's no suncountry app for check-in that we could find (only a visa one). We booked through priceline.The flight hadn't even started boarding and we were not allowed to check-in. We were re-booked on a flight that left two hours later, but that flight was delayed 3 hours. The whole thing essentially took one full night of paid hotel and fun in Vegas away costing us over $200 just in hotel plus we spent an extra 5 hours in an airport that didn't have a bar open past 9pm.

GPT
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight was very convenient

MSP
LAX
Good 6.8

Price

No free video screen

MSP
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Identification was stolen in Schofield, WI Unable to get back to Minneapolis for the flight. Thanks, Kyle

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