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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
19%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$253
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$167
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to Sacramento Intl

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $167 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Sacramento Intl was found 27 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% 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 Sacramento Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to Sacramento Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 41m, covering a distance of 480 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and Sacramento Intl?
There are 228 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Sacramento Intl per week, averaging 34 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to Sacramento Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($117), United ($134) and Multiple Airlines ($166).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and Sacramento Intl?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and Sacramento Intl?
Southwest (25 times daily), Alaska Airlines (5 times daily), Japan Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to Sacramento Intl?
For San Diego to Sacramento Intl, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Sacramento Intl back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$117
only
$117
Destination
Sacramento
$117
only
$117
Tue, Mar 13
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 23 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

Sat, Apr 14
SAN
SMF
3h 35m
Sun, Apr 15
SMF
SAN
3h 25m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54673 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
SAT
Good 7.0

Too cold. Was freezing all the way over.

SJD
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Since the flight was an international connection I had to retrieve my luggage and then drop it for the next flight. United Airlines did not build in enough time between the flights for the time it took their baggage handlers to send up our luggage. They need a much better system with the baggage delivery. I had to run to make my flight because their baggage handlers took so much time.

ORF
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Not a crowded flight, Norfolk is usually a easy transit even when busy.

Very cramped seating when your 6’ 260;

SFO
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

On time.

Impolite gate crew, screen and wifi not working. No outlet at seat. United has successfully become Spirit's number one competitor for worst airline.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 10.0

We made it safely and there was no trouble boarding

N/A

Sat, Apr 28
SAN
SMF
1h 41m
Sun, Apr 29
SMF
SAN
3h 35m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
SMF
6h 02m
Thu, Mar 29
SMF
SAN
5h 22m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

IND
MSP
Okay 4.3

Flight attendant from IND to Minneapolis must have had a rough evening or bad morning. Service in airplane is usually poor but this one was worse. Bumping most of the passenger when passing, handing drinks behind his back, not smiling.

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

Wed, Mar 14
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

HNL
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

They pack you in like sardines and we as customers are supposed to like this. The seating sucks, the leg room sucks. My Hawaiian flight was great, great customer service, seating and leg room was great. If I could have and should have flown Hawaiian instead of Alaska. I like Alaska Airlines but truely the plane I was on was old, crowded and hated the flight. Alaska could step up to the plate and provide a better experience. If I gauged my experience on Alaska through today's flight I would never fly them again. Really Alaska I know you can do better.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

Thu, Mar 15
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 21 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

Mon, Apr 16
SAN
SMF
6h 06m
Tue, Apr 17
SMF
SAN
5h 01m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54673 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
SAT
Good 7.0

Too cold. Was freezing all the way over.

AMS
ORD
Okay 5.3

United crew was so rude. It was very apparent they were annoyed and burnt out from their jobs. I even overhead a crew member making a rude comment about me to another crew member. All I did was ask a question, and apparently it was a stupid one. Made me appreciate my flight to Amsterdam on Swiss even more than I aready did!

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Screen didn't work, impolite

SJD
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Since the flight was an international connection I had to retrieve my luggage and then drop it for the next flight. United Airlines did not build in enough time between the flights for the time it took their baggage handlers to send up our luggage. They need a much better system with the baggage delivery. I had to run to make my flight because their baggage handlers took so much time.

EWR
MUC
Excellent 8.0

Crew was great, friendly and helpful.Entertainment was decent, good movie selection

Meals - well let’s just say that not everyone enjoys bbq chicken and grits - mixed.

Fri, Mar 16
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 20 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

SEA
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew. Boarding process.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

HNL
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

They pack you in like sardines and we as customers are supposed to like this. The seating sucks, the leg room sucks. My Hawaiian flight was great, great customer service, seating and leg room was great. If I could have and should have flown Hawaiian instead of Alaska. I like Alaska Airlines but truely the plane I was on was old, crowded and hated the flight. Alaska could step up to the plate and provide a better experience. If I gauged my experience on Alaska through today's flight I would never fly them again. Really Alaska I know you can do better.

Sat, Mar 17
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew. Boarding process.

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

Mon, Mar 19
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 4
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

Wed, Feb 28
SAN
SMF
1h 45m
Sat, Mar 3
SMF
SAN
5h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 28
SAN
SMF
4h 41m
Thu, Mar 29
SMF
SAN
5h 22m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

IND
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Very comfortable seat and nice boarding and exit.

Not clear at all on what was complimentary, etc. Had a very large man next to me, practically sharing my seat so getting any needed work done was out of the question unfortunately.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

Tue, Mar 20
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Tue, Mar 27
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

Sun, Mar 4
SAN
SMF
3h 41m
Thu, Mar 8
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
SAN
SMF
3h 34m
Mon, Jun 4
SMF
SAN
5h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

IND
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Very comfortable seat and nice boarding and exit.

Not clear at all on what was complimentary, etc. Had a very large man next to me, practically sharing my seat so getting any needed work done was out of the question unfortunately.

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

Tue, Mar 27
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Tue, Apr 3
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

SEA
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew. Boarding process.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

Mon, Mar 5
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Sun, Mar 11
SMF
SAN
3h 23m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
SAN
SMF
1h 43m
Wed, Apr 11
SMF
SAN
1h 34m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

Sat, Mar 3
SAN
SMF
4h 34m
Wed, Mar 7
SMF
SAN
5h 22m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

Thu, Mar 1
SAN
SMF
5h 55m
Mon, Mar 5
SMF
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Diego to Sacramento Intl Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 38m
Flights Arrive in Sacramento Intl
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $117
Distance 480 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United, Delta
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