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San Diego to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 54m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $71
Distance 109 miles
Airlines Train, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta

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:
$241
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$226
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
-2 days

Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $226 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Los Angeles was found 30 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 15% 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 1h 05m, covering a distance of 109 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and Los Angeles?
There are 1,411 (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 Train ($71), Spirit Airlines ($193) and Alaska Airlines ($194).
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?
Delta (15 times daily), United Airlines (14 times daily), American Airlines (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, Sunday 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 Friday, with Saturday 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
$71
only
$71
Destination
Los Angeles
$71
only
$71
Sun, Aug 18
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
2h 50m
Sat, Aug 24
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
2h 45m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Sep 9
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 16m
Tue, Oct 1
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
3h 55m
Trip: 23 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 59,010 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAS
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: God, i hate myself every time i do this to myself. I hate your airline. Next time you’re going to upcharge to have a “worse experience”.

MCO
BOS
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: My family and I landed safely

Cons: The whole experience left me feeling like Spirit is cheap. When I booked Spirit through kayak, I had no idea I'd have to pay more for checking bags, pay to put bags in the overhead, pay for a cup of water and have no technology - no screen at all. Terrible.

TPA
DTW
Okay 4.0

Cons: Choose ur seat. It’s like ur being punished if u don’t.

LAS
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great! Pilots were very informative. Was a great ride

MCO
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was delayed, then we were stuck on the plane for an hour, had to get off the plane, was told it would be an hour, then 5 minutes and back on the plane-only to sit there for another hour!! And we were refused any snacks or beverages-even when we said we would pay!

Fri, Aug 16
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 00m
Wed, Aug 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
6h 05m
Trip: 6 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
GEG
SEA
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The crew were fine. But the flight was 2 hours late

Cons: Departure time; comfort in waiting area at Sea Tac

DCA
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment options

Cons: Services

SFO
SAN
Good 7.6

Cons: Flight was delayed.

FAI
ANC
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Crew was kind, friendly and funny. Gogo inflight entertainment was great, and made the trip go by faster.

ANC
HNL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was attentive and very pleasant

Cons: Seating

Thu, Nov 21
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 05m
Thu, Dec 19
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
0h 57m
Trip: 29 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Delta was OK

Cons: Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay

JFK
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Very good complimentary lunch - veggie wrap. I was surprised by the quality. Also I like the plane design - there are places to stand while waiting for the rest room, so you are out of the aisle. WiFi worked.

Cons: Wish they didn’t charge extra for seat assignment.

ABQ
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: The seat was very comfortable even as a basic seating and the entertainment options were great.

Cons: The voice from the pilot was very loud and would be too much if I had my headphones on.

SAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The flight was over 20 minutes early

JFK
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly and helpful. With the plane full they managed to serve all with smiles on their faces and solved all problems, including cabin luggage problem.

Sun, Jul 7
SAN
San Diego
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 44m
Tue, Jul 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SAN
San Diego
3h 40m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 59,010 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DFW
PHL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Web site and phone app did not work well. Trying to buy baggage and check in was terrible! I had to call and it took over 10 minutes to find a live person, then the connection was bad. I was told she couldn’t call back. I had a meltdown on the phone, as it was a very emotional trip. She finally

MCO
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Better seat better customer service

FLL
CMH
Okay 4.5

Cons: More staff. Plane delayed. Line to get bag tag was not clearly marked, self tagging did not save me anytime. Security agent was rude. No place to sit in gate area. No snacks or beverages. Seats very uncomfortable. Luggage too a long time to arrive.

MSY
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing was positive about this experience. The flight was delayed over 5 hours. The communication was atrocious and inconsistent. Absolutely no attempt was made to remedy what is the worst customer service experience that I’ve had in a very long time.

Cons: Everything. I ended up rebooking myself on a significantly more expensive flight on a different airline. The experience was terrible at every level- the gate, the airport, and the customer service line.

FLL
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terminal process is awful. Customer Service is awful. Never flying Spirit Airlines again.

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