Find Cheap Flights from San Diego to San Francisco (SAN - SFO)

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San Francisco

Sat 11/18
Sat 11/25
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1183
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1183
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Diego to San Francisco was found 32 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 June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 13% 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 San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 447 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and San Francisco?
There are 1,316 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and San Francisco per week, averaging 192 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin America ($101), Multiple Airlines ($117) and Southwest ($131).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and San Francisco?
Air Canada (26 times daily), United (26 times daily), Alaska Airlines (24 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to San Francisco?
For San Diego to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$101
only
$101
Destination
San Francisco
$101
only
$101
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Nice airplane. Cool with power at each seat. Nice entertainment options. The best safety video I've ever seen

Long wait at curbside. No wheelchair waiting for us and even after running inside to request, it took ~10 mins to get one. For such a short flight, I was surprised that my derrière was sore by the time we reached SFO.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

service

screen for my seat broken

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The plane felt more technologically advanced than your average plane which I appreciated. You could do so much from your seat/screen, really well put together

Boarding was a little chaotic and probably could’ve used teo staff members scanning boarding passes since the plane was delayed arriving at the gate

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I flew standby on a flight 2 hours earlier than what I had booked. Was travelling on Virgin Miles in First class. Gate wasn't very optimistic initially, but indeed 1 person didn't check into first and 10 minutes before departure I was on board! Score!! Great customer service: they really did the job for me for which I am truly thankful.

Sat, Dec 16
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Sun, Jan 7
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.9
BUR
SFO
Good 7.3

The crew were very nice

Previous flight at 1pm was canceled. This flight was a bit late. Boarding was a little chaotic.

MDW
BNA
Okay 4.0

The on board entertainment was nice

They had us leave 30 min later than scheduled because so.e of their mechanics wanted to ride the plane to Boston. No regard for the passengers or their time constraints.

MSY
MDW
Good 6.0

You don't have to pay extra to check a bag.

Due to Southwest's policy you don't get a seat assigned, so its not great if you are traveling with someone. My boyfriend and I did not get to sit together.

DAL
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Overall it was another positive experience and great value.

Flight attendant told me I couldn’t sit in the exit row because I chose to wear a seatbelt extension. Is this a new rule? I’ve sat there many times without an issue. I can perform all the functions needed to open the exit hatch and help people escape. Why does being a little more comfortable mean I can’t sit there? The seat belt comes off the same way. What am I missing? I moved without questioning her but the rule, if there is one, makes no sence.

BNA
HOU
Excellent 10.0

Flight departed on time and arrived 15 mins early.

Wed, Dec 27
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Sat, Dec 30
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The plane felt more technologically advanced than your average plane which I appreciated. You could do so much from your seat/screen, really well put together

Boarding was a little chaotic and probably could’ve used teo staff members scanning boarding passes since the plane was delayed arriving at the gate

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Speed of boarding and the free movies are great.

We wanted another water bottle at the end of the flight and our request was denied. The cabin was fairly warm, and we were pretty thirsty, so I was surprised at that.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

The planes are attractive and the wider aisle helps boarding

Please gluten free snacks. Can we ever have headrests that don't tilt our heads forward?

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I flew standby on a flight 2 hours earlier than what I had booked. Was travelling on Virgin Miles in First class. Gate wasn't very optimistic initially, but indeed 1 person didn't check into first and 10 minutes before departure I was on board! Score!! Great customer service: they really did the job for me for which I am truly thankful.

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

Tue, Dec 19
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Sat, Jan 6
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Fri, Dec 29
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Nice airplane. Cool with power at each seat. Nice entertainment options. The best safety video I've ever seen

Long wait at curbside. No wheelchair waiting for us and even after running inside to request, it took ~10 mins to get one. For such a short flight, I was surprised that my derrière was sore by the time we reached SFO.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Free movies and drinks.

I departed later than my arrival time. Over 2 hours late.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

SAN
SFO
Good 6.4

The crew and flight was ok but the trouble with the cancellation and delay didn´t allow me to enjoy it.

The day before the flight (that was at 9:30 hs in the morning) I received an email saying it was cancelled "due to weather", although there was still a flight 2 hs earlier AND another one 2 hs afterwards. I waited for 30 min on the phone before they took my call to get me on a new flight. I couldn´t get on any flight in the morning because there weren´t any seats left on the same category I had purchased originally and they expected me to pay the difference. I ended up on a flight in the afternoon that was delayed for an hour.

Sat, Dec 30
SAN
SFO
1h 42m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 30
SAN
SFO
1h 33m
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
SAN
1h 29m
Trip: 45 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Speed of boarding and the free movies are great.

We wanted another water bottle at the end of the flight and our request was denied. The cabin was fairly warm, and we were pretty thirsty, so I was surprised at that.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Nice airplane. Cool with power at each seat. Nice entertainment options. The best safety video I've ever seen

Long wait at curbside. No wheelchair waiting for us and even after running inside to request, it took ~10 mins to get one. For such a short flight, I was surprised that my derrière was sore by the time we reached SFO.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

Fri, Feb 9
SAN
SFO
1h 33m
Sun, Feb 11
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 2
SAN
SFO
1h 30m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Free movies and drinks.

I departed later than my arrival time. Over 2 hours late.

SAN
SFO
Good 6.4

The crew and flight was ok but the trouble with the cancellation and delay didn´t allow me to enjoy it.

The day before the flight (that was at 9:30 hs in the morning) I received an email saying it was cancelled "due to weather", although there was still a flight 2 hs earlier AND another one 2 hs afterwards. I waited for 30 min on the phone before they took my call to get me on a new flight. I couldn´t get on any flight in the morning because there weren´t any seats left on the same category I had purchased originally and they expected me to pay the difference. I ended up on a flight in the afternoon that was delayed for an hour.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The plane felt more technologically advanced than your average plane which I appreciated. You could do so much from your seat/screen, really well put together

Boarding was a little chaotic and probably could’ve used teo staff members scanning boarding passes since the plane was delayed arriving at the gate

Sun, Feb 18
SAN
SFO
1h 25m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
SAN
1h 29m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 4
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I flew standby on a flight 2 hours earlier than what I had booked. Was travelling on Virgin Miles in First class. Gate wasn't very optimistic initially, but indeed 1 person didn't check into first and 10 minutes before departure I was on board! Score!! Great customer service: they really did the job for me for which I am truly thankful.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Good 6.4

The crew and flight was ok but the trouble with the cancellation and delay didn´t allow me to enjoy it.

The day before the flight (that was at 9:30 hs in the morning) I received an email saying it was cancelled "due to weather", although there was still a flight 2 hs earlier AND another one 2 hs afterwards. I waited for 30 min on the phone before they took my call to get me on a new flight. I couldn´t get on any flight in the morning because there weren´t any seats left on the same category I had purchased originally and they expected me to pay the difference. I ended up on a flight in the afternoon that was delayed for an hour.

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

Fri, Mar 23
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Mon, Mar 26
SFO
SAN
1h 26m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SAN
1h 26m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was delayed from 7:30 pm it's 12:44 am and now delayed for 30 minutes to sit on a runway just to reach a gate

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Free movies and drinks.

I departed later than my arrival time. Over 2 hours late.

SAN
SFO
Good 6.4

The crew and flight was ok but the trouble with the cancellation and delay didn´t allow me to enjoy it.

The day before the flight (that was at 9:30 hs in the morning) I received an email saying it was cancelled "due to weather", although there was still a flight 2 hs earlier AND another one 2 hs afterwards. I waited for 30 min on the phone before they took my call to get me on a new flight. I couldn´t get on any flight in the morning because there weren´t any seats left on the same category I had purchased originally and they expected me to pay the difference. I ended up on a flight in the afternoon that was delayed for an hour.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Nice airplane. Cool with power at each seat. Nice entertainment options. The best safety video I've ever seen

Long wait at curbside. No wheelchair waiting for us and even after running inside to request, it took ~10 mins to get one. For such a short flight, I was surprised that my derrière was sore by the time we reached SFO.

Thu, Apr 26
SAN
SFO
1h 31m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
SAN
1h 31m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SAN
1h 26m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

service

screen for my seat broken

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

The planes are attractive and the wider aisle helps boarding

Please gluten free snacks. Can we ever have headrests that don't tilt our heads forward?

SAN
SFO
Good 6.4

The crew and flight was ok but the trouble with the cancellation and delay didn´t allow me to enjoy it.

The day before the flight (that was at 9:30 hs in the morning) I received an email saying it was cancelled "due to weather", although there was still a flight 2 hs earlier AND another one 2 hs afterwards. I waited for 30 min on the phone before they took my call to get me on a new flight. I couldn´t get on any flight in the morning because there weren´t any seats left on the same category I had purchased originally and they expected me to pay the difference. I ended up on a flight in the afternoon that was delayed for an hour.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

Fri, Apr 27
SAN
SFO
1h 25m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
SAN
1h 31m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 7
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

My meeting ended earlier and I showed up at the airport 2+ hours before my flight. The earlier flight hadn't left, and the gate agent got my right on the plane. Virgin's policy is you can fly standby on the immediately preceding flight - -there is no change fee. Thankfully there were empty seats!

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Speed of boarding and the free movies are great.

We wanted another water bottle at the end of the flight and our request was denied. The cabin was fairly warm, and we were pretty thirsty, so I was surprised at that.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was delayed from 7:30 pm it's 12:44 am and now delayed for 30 minutes to sit on a runway just to reach a gate

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.6

The flight was comfortable.

The lost luggage tracking process was abysmal. When I called in, they explained to me how absolutely archaic their (and the airport's) system for tracking bags is.

Fri, May 11
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Sun, May 13
SFO
SAN
1h 30m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 502 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The whole service.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Nice airplane. Cool with power at each seat. Nice entertainment options. The best safety video I've ever seen

Long wait at curbside. No wheelchair waiting for us and even after running inside to request, it took ~10 mins to get one. For such a short flight, I was surprised that my derrière was sore by the time we reached SFO.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

service

screen for my seat broken

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Speed of boarding and the free movies are great.

We wanted another water bottle at the end of the flight and our request was denied. The cabin was fairly warm, and we were pretty thirsty, so I was surprised at that.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

The planes are attractive and the wider aisle helps boarding

Please gluten free snacks. Can we ever have headrests that don't tilt our heads forward?

Show more results
*
Prices are per person and are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in USD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car rentals can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.