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San Diego to Los Angeles Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $166
Distance 109 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$231
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$220
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $219 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Los Angeles was found 40 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 10% 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 San Diego to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 25m, covering a distance of 109 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and Los Angeles?
There are 1,430 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Los Angeles per week, averaging 200 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($166), Delta ($186) and Alaska Airlines ($200).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (16 times daily), Delta (13 times daily), Aeromexico (12 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to Los Angeles?
For San Diego to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Diego to Los Angeles?
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$166
only
$166
Destination
Los Angeles
$166
only
$166
Wed, Apr 10
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 13m
Wed, Apr 24
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
6h 45m
Trip: 15 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,555 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DTW
BWI
Good 6.4

Pros: Great price ticket

Cons: Not crazy about buying a ticket then receiving an email to check in and pick seat then every seat on the plane has an up-charge if you select one. Or roll the dice and hope you you don't get a window/middle seat because the plane has the lowest amt of legroom on any American plane. I'm tall guy.

DTW
RSW
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Too little overhead space for the number of seats on the flight

PHX
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Luggage never came

MSP
RSW
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: There was a screaming kid (not a baby - an 8 or 10 year old) 2 rows in front of me. It was terrible the whole time.

CUN
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding was quick and efficient !

Cons: N/a

Wed, Jun 5
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
3h 25m
Sat, Jun 22
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
3h 50m
Trip: 18 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SAN
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: We were given snacks and sandwiches for the delay.

Cons: Paid for an upgrade but the seat was not what I had asked for. The agent said I would get a refund but I was not clear on how that works. Our plane experienced a mechanical issue. We were told after we boarded. Had to wait 1 1/2 hours in a stuffy hot plane. The bathrooms were very dirty and stinky. The bathroom door did not close properly. We finally deplaned and waited for a new plane. Got to Kona at 2:00am. The air temp was warm the entire flight. Had to endure a grumpy crew. Not the best flying experience. I know you can do better. Maybe look at how Hawaiian airlines does it and you might get some inspiration on how to improve.

ATL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience

ATL
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great flight. On time and friendly staff.

SLC
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Nice new seats

Cons: Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed

ATL
TPA
Okay 4.0

Pros: Boarded on time.

Cons: After boarding the door was closed and the jet way was moved back. 5 minutes later they said they were going to bring the jet way back and open door to let more people on board. They broke 2 FAA regulations by doing this and we were delayed an hour because Deltas computer would not allow this.

Thu, Aug 15
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 00m
Wed, Aug 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
6h 20m
Trip: 7 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
BUR
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Baggage claim terminal wasn’t announced. Everyone went to the wrong place.

SFO
SEA
Okay 5.6

Pros: entertainment app is good

Cons: 1. drink service is so slow, right before the arrival 2. bad smell, like oil and gas in the plane

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew great. Leg room better then I have seen on other flights.

Cons: Can we go back to the virgin way!!!! Charge me more in the overall price for a seat. It feels like such a scam. I booked with my boyfriend and I can’t pick seats. Then when we get to airport I have a seat but he doesn’t. Then we don’t sit together. With United if you have the card you can pick.

BOS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: It was tight at the gert

SAN
SJD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Free baggage for first bag.

Thu, May 2
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 36m
Tue, May 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
6h 45m
Trip: 6 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,555 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
TPA
BDL
Good 6.5

Cons: Not on time. Cheap flight but charged extra for everything. Seats did not recline. Extra legroom in exit row $$$$

ORD
FLL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I wasn’t expecting much from a “discount” airline but was pleasantly surprised by the crew and over all experience

Cons: Roomier Seats

EWR
MSY
Good 6.0

Cons: They have their own random process of checking in, boarding etc. If you try to interact with a person in any way they charge you for it. That's not how it works for other airlines, and their communications isn't particularly clear about this so charges are surprising

TPA
CLE
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was super nice! The plane was on time and the flight was uneventful -- a good thing when it comes to flying!

Cons: It was really all good!

EWR
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes! No delays.

Cons: Entertainment and seats can be better

Thu, Jul 18
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 40m
Sat, Jul 20
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
6h 22m
Trip: 3 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
PDX
Okay 5.6

Pros: The crews are always great, and as far as economy fares go, it's pretty standard comfort.

Cons: The seats are far too narrow, and this thing where every airline overbooks, forcing people to check carry-ons, etc. is really getting old. Maybe go back to rolling luggage fees into the price so not so many people try to game the carry-on policy? Seems to be a complete failure in practice.

IND
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight attendants smiled from the moment we stepped on the plane until we stepped off. The flight was over 4 hrs long so that says a lot!I would like to especially mention Paula who went out of her way to make me comfortable. Also we were in the exit row so of course we had tons of leg room.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crazy fast lines at check in. Great space in the plane. Super nice staff.

Cons: Keep it up!!! Great job!!

LAX
SEA
Okay 4.4

Pros: Finally getting home.

Cons: Was transferred to American eagle.

SFO
SEA
Okay 5.6

Pros: entertainment app is good

Cons: 1. drink service is so slow, right before the arrival 2. bad smell, like oil and gas in the plane

Wed, Jul 3
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 10m
Sat, Jul 6
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
3h 50m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,555 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
BOS
TPA
Okay 4.5

Cons: Better Captain

DTW
RSW
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Too little overhead space for the number of seats on the flight

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: the flight attendants could have acted in a professional manner not like they were ten years old

LAX
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable

TPA
CLE
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was super nice! The plane was on time and the flight was uneventful -- a good thing when it comes to flying!

Cons: It was really all good!

Wed, Mar 27
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 13m
Fri, Mar 29
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
3h 29m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,555 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
TPA
BDL
Good 6.5

Cons: Not on time. Cheap flight but charged extra for everything. Seats did not recline. Extra legroom in exit row $$$$

FLL
DEN
Good 7.0

Cons: Better gate position at Denver airport. At midnight it was a long walk and the people movers were broken which made the walk even longer.

LAS
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was one of the best I have had on spirit.

Cons: nothing really, the few small things are ones that can’t change.

FLL
BOS
Good 6.0

Pros: Yes nice

Cons: More flexible

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Had to pay for a bags that actually fit into the dimensions specified

Cons: Overall experience

Mon, Mar 25
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
23h 55m
Sun, Mar 31
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
18h 07m
Trip: 7 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 58,555 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
OAK
LAX
Good 7.5

Pros: Cost and simplicity of a red-eye flight

Cons: Phone.chargers by the seats

BWI
RSW
Good 7.6

Cons: Airfare price was great but a lot of other charges Luggage charge if you’re luggage was over fourty pound usually fifty pounds Beverage charge of three dollars-free on other airlines

LAX
OAK
Okay 5.3

Pros: The flight was pretty empty, so I had a whole row to myself.

Cons: Seats were very small and uncomfortable, as is the Spirit standard. Flight attendants also insisted on me staying my assigned seat until after takeoff, despite there being only about 30 people on board the entire flight.

MSP
RSW
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: There was a screaming kid (not a baby - an 8 or 10 year old) 2 rows in front of me. It was terrible the whole time.

TPA
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was indeed amazing. Seats were fine!

Cons: Mix up with carryon cost. Couldn't lock in less expensive rate for carryon online! Costed $55 each way for doing it at airport. Extremely upsetting being forced to pay extra cost!

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