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Low Season:
February
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1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
September
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$474
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$352
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $351 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Philadelphia was found 27 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 August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 3% cheaper 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 Philadelphia Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to Philadelphia take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 01m, covering a distance of 2365 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and Philadelphia?
There are 65 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Philadelphia per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to Philadelphia?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($213), American Airlines ($283) and Multiple Airlines ($707).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and Philadelphia?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and Philadelphia?
American Airlines (6 times daily), British Airways (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to Philadelphia?
For San Diego to Philadelphia, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Philadelphia back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$213
only
$213
Destination
Philadelphia
$213
only
$213
Tue, May 1
SAN
PHL
6h 59m
Tue, May 8
PHL
SAN
7h 30m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

Tue, Feb 27
SAN
PHL
5h 05m
Sun, Mar 4
PHL
SAN
5h 50m
Trip: 6 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

SAN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

GRU
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

The only decent point was the food. Not great but at least edible.

Since check in in São Paulo was a complete chaos. There were only 2 people helping on check in (in machines) and these people were still not helping people (like me) with questions about on how to do check in in those machines. On the other hand to dispatch the bags there were almost 8 attendants to receive the bags. Ridiculous! I’ve tried calling American Airlines and Latam several times to assign a seat for me and they swore there were only middle seats but I know how airlines work to make extra money on these seats. At the end, they only gave me a middle seat option and I had to take I.t of course. On the plane I realized there were dozens of empty seats and yet they made sure not give them to me or anyone else. Unbelievable! Unfortunately I still have to use AA on my way back to Brazil. After this, I’ll chose another airlines for sure. Also, the 3,4,3 arrangement is ridiculous: there’s no corridor space making people touching you everything someone passes by your seat. And boy! Those seats are so uncomfortable and there’s no way to incline the chair so you can even have a little rest (because it’s impossible to even sleep on those seats). The crew were simply doing their jobs! No pleasure! No smile! No engaging with anyone unfortunately! They looked miserable and I asked for water and the flight attendant NEVER brought me anything. Seriously! Water is free!

SAN
PHL
Okay 4.6

Flight was pretty much what you'd expect, pretty basic

For a 5 hour flight I woulda been nice to have more than just two cookies for a snack. Luckily I brought me own. Also there's no entertainment except for 1 magazine, so again, if you're flying American you better supply yourself with whatever you'll want before boarding

Tue, Jan 9
SAN
PHL
8h 28m
Sat, Jan 13
PHL
SAN
11h 17m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

Sat, Jan 27
SAN
PHL
8h 50m
Sat, Feb 17
PHL
SAN
11h 17m
Trip: 22 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

Mon, Mar 5
SAN
PHL
5h 01m
Tue, Mar 6
PHL
SAN
6h 04m
Trip: 2 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SAN
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

American dropped the ball when my 77 year old Mother was not met with a wheelchair. This is inexcusable! She was in tears and no one seemed to care! They were nice enough to let her change from a window to an aisle.

GRU
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

The only decent point was the food. Not great but at least edible.

Since check in in São Paulo was a complete chaos. There were only 2 people helping on check in (in machines) and these people were still not helping people (like me) with questions about on how to do check in in those machines. On the other hand to dispatch the bags there were almost 8 attendants to receive the bags. Ridiculous! I’ve tried calling American Airlines and Latam several times to assign a seat for me and they swore there were only middle seats but I know how airlines work to make extra money on these seats. At the end, they only gave me a middle seat option and I had to take I.t of course. On the plane I realized there were dozens of empty seats and yet they made sure not give them to me or anyone else. Unbelievable! Unfortunately I still have to use AA on my way back to Brazil. After this, I’ll chose another airlines for sure. Also, the 3,4,3 arrangement is ridiculous: there’s no corridor space making people touching you everything someone passes by your seat. And boy! Those seats are so uncomfortable and there’s no way to incline the chair so you can even have a little rest (because it’s impossible to even sleep on those seats). The crew were simply doing their jobs! No pleasure! No smile! No engaging with anyone unfortunately! They looked miserable and I asked for water and the flight attendant NEVER brought me anything. Seriously! Water is free!

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

Sun, Apr 29
SAN
PHL
7h 04m
Tue, May 8
PHL
SAN
7h 30m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

Tue, Mar 20
SAN
PHL
5h 01m
Tue, Mar 27
PHL
SAN
5h 50m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SAN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

SAN
PHL
Mediocre 2.6

Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air

DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

Sat, Mar 3
SAN
PHL
10h 28m
Wed, Mar 7
PHL
SAN
17h 36m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

Sat, Dec 16
SAN
PHL
8h 25m
Sun, Dec 17
PHL
SAN
16h 09m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 25
SAN
PHL
17h 04m
Wed, Jul 11
PHL
SAN
14h 10m
Trip: 17 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

Sun, Dec 24
SAN
PHL
5h 07m
Thu, Jan 11
PHL
SAN
6h 05m
Trip: 19 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SAN
PHL
Okay 4.3

No choice in food. Flt attended said he would try to find a sandwich or snack left over from coach but he never offered anything.

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

SAN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

Fri, Feb 16
SAN
PHL
10h 08m
Mon, Feb 19
PHL
SAN
11h 17m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

Fri, Jun 15
SAN
PHL
17h 04m
Fri, Jun 22
PHL
SAN
20h 17m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

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