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11:01 am - 12:33 pmSAN-SFO
1h 32mnonstop
8:42 am - 10:15 amSFO-SAN
1h 33mnonstop
$48Frontier
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Wed, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 3
5:22 pm - 6:55 pmSAN-SFO
1h 33mnonstop
8:43 am - 10:17 amSFO-SAN
1h 34mnonstop
$49Frontier
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Sat, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 17
11:01 am - 12:33 pmSAN-SFO
1h 32mnonstop
8:42 am - 10:15 amSFO-SAN
1h 33mnonstop
$50Frontier
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Wed, Aug 21 - Tue, Aug 27
5:14 pm - 10:54 pmSAN-SFO
5h 40m1 stop
6:03 am - 9:56 amSFO-SAN
3h 53m1 stop
$72Delta
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Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8
9:48 am - 9:58 pmSAN-SFO
12h 10m2 stops
9:16 am - 3:20 pmSFO-SAN
6h 04m1 stop
$74American Airlines
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Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8
8:55 pm - 10:33 pmSAN-SFO
1h 38mnonstop
6:00 am - 7:39 amSFO-SAN
1h 39mnonstop
$137Alaska Airlines
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Fri, Sep 27 - Mon, Sep 30
6:15 am - 11:43 amSAN-SFO
5h 28m1 stop
6:00 am - 10:02 amSFO-SAN
4h 02m1 stop
$154United Airlines
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Thu, Oct 17 - Tue, Oct 22
6:15 am - 11:54 amSAN-SFO
5h 39m1 stop
6:03 am - 9:56 amSFO-SAN
3h 53m1 stop
$156Delta
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Wed, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 3
4:07 pm - 5:44 pmSAN-SFO
1h 37mnonstop
8:42 am - 10:21 amSFO-SAN
1h 39mnonstop
$176United Airlines
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Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8
6:20 am - 8:00 amSAN-SFO
1h 40mnonstop
9:00 am - 10:41 amSFO-SAN
1h 41mnonstop
$189Alaska Airlines
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Sun, Aug 4 - Wed, Aug 7

Flights from San Diego to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from San Diego to San Francisco to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Diego to San Francisco?

The average price of all flights from San Diego to San Francisco clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to San Francisco on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Monday is the most expensive day to fly from San Diego to San Francisco. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Tuesday and avoiding Fridays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San Diego to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from San Diego to San Francisco is May, where tickets cost $128 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and November, where the average cost of tickets is $253 and $238 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from San Diego to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from San Diego to San Francisco, you should book around 3 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 120 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to San Francisco?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from San Diego to San Francisco found on KAYAK was with Frontier for $24. Frontier proposed a round-trip connection from $48 and Delta from $72.

Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and San Francisco?

San Diego and San Francisco are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are Alaska Airlines (47 flights per week), United Airlines (41 flights per week), and Southwest (27 flights per week).

Which airlines fly non-stop between San Diego and San Francisco?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from San Diego to San Francisco.
There are 4 airlines that fly nonstop from San Diego to San Francisco. They are: Alaska Airlines, Frontier, Southwest and United Airlines. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Frontier at $38 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Frontier.

How many flights are there between San Diego and San Francisco per day?

Each day, there are between 14 and 18 nonstop flights that take off from San Diego and land in San Francisco, with an average flight time of 1h 34m. The most common departure time is 1:00 pm and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 122 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Monday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between San Diego and San Francisco?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 4 cabin class options for the route. These are First, Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from San Diego to San Francisco take?

A direct flight to San Francisco will take on average 1h 32m to travel the 446 miles flying distance from San Diego.

What’s the earliest departure time from San Diego to San Francisco?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from San Diego at 6:15 am and will be landing in San Francisco at 7:49 am.

What’s the latest departure time from San Diego to San Francisco?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from San Diego to San Francisco jets off at 10:17 pm and lands at 11:47 pm.

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January

High season

May

Cheapest flight

$24
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 20% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 35% lower on average.
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When to book flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from San Diego to San Francisco based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from San Diego to San Francisco

  • How can I best get to the Golden Gate Bridge from SFO?

    The Golden Gate Bridge sits approximately 17.3 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and there are various means connecting the two points. However, BART and line 28 bus provide the best way to reach this landmark with a travel time of about 1h. Still, taxis or rental cars offer quicker options, covering the distance in about half the time.

  • Are there any services for passengers with limited mobility at SFO upon their arrival?

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has dedicated agents to guide disabled passengers and persons with limited mobility. They’re situated at pre- and post-security, in the curbside and terminal check-in areas. Furthermore, you book an Airport Butler to help with customized airport concierge services from the terminal to the plane.

  • Where are the ATMs found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO)?

    In case you land in SFO from SAN with a depleted wallet and are looking to recharge it, you won’t have a shortage of options at this facility. Bank of America operates ATMs at the Departures Level near Marketplace A, and Marketplace G.

  • Can I leave my excess baggage SFO?

    The Airport Travel Agency runs storage facilities at SFO for items such as surf equipment, dog kennels, bicycles and canoes, and golf equipment. The lockers are located in the International Terminal Main Hall.

  • Is long-term parking possible at San Diego airport and where do I find it?

    The airport features a long-term parking lot, which can be found on Harbor Drive. Here you can leave your car during your time in San Francisco and have it waiting upon your return. The daily rate for a car spot is approximately $20 and the airport can be conveniently reached with the complimentary airport shuttle, which departs from the lot.

  • How can I reach downtown San Francisco from the San Francisco airport?

    The quickest and most convenient way from the airport to the center of San Francisco is by train. The yellow BART train service departs from the airport station and stops at various places in the city. The ride takes about half an hour and costs approximately $9. The SamTrans Bus Service is a cheaper alternative. Routes KX and 292 depart from the airport and stop in downtown San Francisco as well. Tickets are considerably cheaper, at just $2.50, and the travel time is also approximately half an hour. However, traffic can delay the ride considerably.

  • Is there a hotel close to San Francisco airport?

    Whether you have an early flight or late arrival, a nearby hotel can be a convenient option. The Grand Hyatt at SFO is only 3mi from the airport and offers a 24h reception desk service. Alternatively, the Days Inn by Wyndham is equally close to the airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle.

  • How far is Fisherman’s Wharf from the San Francisco airport?

    The popular tourist district of Fisherman’s Wharf lies on the other side of San Francisco, almost 16mi north of the airport. With a car, you can be there in about half an hour. The yellow BART line goes as far as Montgomery, from where you can board a bus to the Wharf.

  • What is the cheapest flight from San Diego to San Francisco?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from San Diego to San Francisco was $24 for a one-way ticket and $48 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and San Francisco?

    Even though you are not required to have a passport, keep in mind that an official ID is needed to board the airplane.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from San Diego to San Francisco?

    When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from San Diego to San Francisco?

    All the following airlines offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the San Diego to San Francisco flight route: Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San Diego to San Francisco?

    The Airbus A320neo is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the San Diego to San Francisco flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San Diego to San Francisco?

    oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between San Diego and San Francisco, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from San Diego to San Francisco?

    There are nonstop flights from San Diego to San Francisco on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from San Diego to San Francisco, Southwest or Alaska Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from San Diego to San Francisco are Southwest and Alaska Airlines. With an average price for the route of $321 and an overall rating of 8.1, Southwest is the most popular choice. Alaska Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $231 and an overall rating of 8.0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Diego to San Francisco?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Diego to San Francisco.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Diego to San Francisco?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Francisco from San Diego is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Diego to San Francisco?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back to San Diego with another airline. Booking your flights between San Diego and SFO can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Diego to San Francisco?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco from San Diego up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from San Diego to San Francisco

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $98 or less one-way and $191 or less round-trip.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) features two terminals lying side-by-side. There’s ground transportation service from each terminal to take you to your plane. Terminal 1 handles most of the passenger traffic, even though Terminal 2 is larger, and boasts modern infrastructure. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are connected by pedestrian walkways.
  • Travelers with scheduled early morning flights from SAN to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) should consider spending a night in one of the hotels adjacent to this facility. Most of such establishments provide courtesy shuttles to and from the airport. Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport-Liberty Station and SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront are such hotels.
  • Those flying Delta Airlines from SAN to SFO will be glad to know that the carrier allows passengers to bring their pets such as cats, dogs and rabbits in the cabin. Usually, the pets must have the necessary health documentation and valid vaccination certificates. Besides, you must lock them in their cages during the trip. Nevertheless, check with the airline for any updates in their pet policy.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) caters to the needs of the smallest of passengers and their moms. The facility features suites dedicated to nursing and lactating mothers where they can pump and breastfeed in privacy. You can locate them post-security – two in Terminal 1, and one in Terminal 2. Other amenities in these rooms include comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and sinks.
  • In case you want to drop off your car at SAN before your trip to SFO, you’ll have various parking options at your disposal. For short-term on-site parking, locate the space in Terminal 1 Parking Lot, Terminal 2 Parking Lot and Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. Long-term parking is located at the Harbor Drive, accessible via a free shuttle.
  • If you’ve booked a flight from San Diego to San Francisco with United Airlines, you can benefit from the airline’s lounge at San Diego Airport (SAN). Located in the mezzanine level of Terminal 2 after the security check, the lounge spoils passengers with beverages, snacks and a calm work environment. Pass holders and Business Class flyers gain access for free, but any other passenger of this airline can also enter by paying around $59 at the door.
  • How about a relaxing massage before boarding your flight from San Diego to San Francisco? The Be Relax Spa is situated in Terminal 2 of the San Diego airport and offers a wide array of massages and beauty treatments for the perfect start of your journey.
  • Who wouldn’t like a dog to see them off at the airport? San Diego airport is especially popular for its Ready Pet Go service. Various canines roam the airport building and welcome or see off passengers with wagging tails and happy demeanors. These specially trained dogs can be petted and are a delight for passengers young and old.
  • Explore San Francisco according to your own terms and rent a car for your time in the city. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has its own car rental center that can be conveniently reached with the AirTrain, which connects all terminals and the center. Here you will find various companies like Avis, Hertz, and National.
  • Should your stomach already rumble after your arrival in San Francisco, you can benefit from the selection of restaurants in the airport’s Food Court, situated in the main terminal hall. Here you’ll find American cuisine in eateries like Potrero Grill as well as international dishes in Koi Palace or 24th & Mission Taco House.
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Flights from San Diego to San Francisco: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who flew the route from San Diego to San Francisco 
VyomaFlew with Alaska AirlinesJun 2024
Be sure to read the signs, i have heard it's confusing for connecting flights if you don't follow the directions.
Verified travelerFlew with Alaska AirlinesApr 2024
Be careful, when you book your flights to choose the right airline.

Prefer to fly non-stop from San Diego to San Francisco?

Find which airlines fly direct from San Diego Airport to San Francisco Airport, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

San Diego to San Francisco

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

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Nonstop returns

San Francisco to San Diego

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +16 more

ANA, Air Canada, +17 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +16 more

ANA, Air Canada, +17 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +20 more

ANA, Air Canada, +21 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from San Diego to San Francisco

 
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Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 9383 reviews
7.9Comfort
8.6Crew
8.2Boarding
7.2Entertainment
7.2Food
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The boarding took an extremely long time, we were taxiing for over an hour, there was no WiFi on the flight, there were many sick people coughing and sneezing without masks and when we got to the gate it took an extra 30 minutes for the crew to open the door because the crew was at the wrong gate.

2.0 MediocreDanielle, Jul 2024EWR - SFO
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The boarding took an extremely long time, we were taxiing for over an hour, there was no WiFi on the flight, there were many sick people coughing and sneezing without masks and when we got to the gate it took an extra 30 minutes for the crew to open the door because the crew was at the wrong gate.

The issue was not alaska airlines. The ticket you printed was innacurate.

Seat 6F was very good, but had loud engine noise

first class on these new Boeings is horrible, absolutely not worth the money, its bad. I need to find a IAD to SFO with an Airbus like Virgin used to have, that was the best ever. I am now only looking for flights with an Airbus

It was prompt. The only problem was that there are electric outlets at the seats, but they're on a slant, so my computer charger just fell out if I wasn't holding it. Flight attendants were fabulous.

Everything went smoothly, with the exception of a two-hour delay on the return flight, which wasn't the airline's responsibility.

extremely bad. crew at the gate and in flight unprofessional, unfriendly , refusing to offer any help

Glad to have more leg room. There were four restrooms, which was great and they were in decent conditions. Very impressed.

The lady who was checking people in and scanning tickets was very sweet. I believe her name is Ilhad…real sweety. The flight sat on the tarmac for a good 20-25 minutes with no explanation still we weren’t that late but they should communicate to people why were not moving.

We seniors had requested for wheelchair assistance at San Diego which was provided very late. However the two wheelchair assistance persons though came late, managed well and we could board the flight in time.

United Airlines was fantastic, however, UnderPricer was a nightmare. I got to the airport 4 hours before my flight. We are moving to New Zealand so had quite a bit of baggage (16 checked items) and so wanted to have plenty of time to get everything taken care of properly. When I went to check in they (United) could only find a ticket for me. The 5 tickets for my children were never officially ticketed. I called Underpricer and they told me it was United's fault and United told me that Underpricer just needs to reissue the tickets, but they refused to. I asked the Underpricer agent to transfer me to his supervisor as I was not getting the help I needed. He told me the supervisor was busy but that he would call me back in 30 minutes. 30 minutes came and went with no phone call. After an hour I called Underpricer back but they would not let me talk to the person I had talked to before, just told me that he was talking with the supervisor and technical support. I called again an hour later, was told the same thing. I tried again later, with only about 30 minutes until my flight was scheduled to leave (meaning I had been at the airport for more than 3 hours with my 5 children trying to get ticketed and board the flight). Also, my husband had moved to New Zealand 3 months prior, I haven't seen him in 3 months, my children hadn't seen their dad in 3 months, we were all extremely eager to get on that flight and get to New Zealand. The situation with the tickets did not get resolved until after it was too late to check our luggage and board our flight. We were devastated. My 11 year old son was in tears at not being able to be on his way to see his dad. Thankfully we were rebooked for the next evening, but that night it felt devastating. We'd been at the airport for 4 hours waiting. My in-laws waited with me and then helped me reload all our baggage and took us home to stay with them for the night. On the newly booked flights we could not sit together - my children were spread throughout the plane. So, even though I had paid extra to select our seats after buying my seats from Underpricer only two of us were able to sit together (thankful that my 11 year old wasn't all by himself, but not happy that my 14 & 16 year old daughters were seated by strangers). I really feel that Underpricer should refund me what I paid for the seating ($120 USD). It was a very frustrating situation and I plan on never using Kayak or Underpricer ever again.

The lady at the check in counter wasn't helpful

Dinner was okay but the breakfast was not eatable on the flight San Francisco to Zurich.

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Should have video screens Plane audio was poor and without wired connection hard to understand crew. Should serve more than just cups of water and pretzels on six hour flight. Did not see crew rest of flight. Fix charging sockets to retain charging blocks.

Do not like the feeling of being in the basic economy. Everyone should feel good no matter what.

So so. Terrible aircraft choice for that leg of the flight.

delay several times and wait extra long to board. no entertainment service because there are problem for some rows. always encounter some delays for the last flight of the day.

This was a Lufthansa flight. Disappointing main meal. Very rough over Canada and arrival at FRA. IFE was almost unusable.

I was not able to buy food in the flight. They refer to include your Credit card in the APP, and if you are not from USA (i have a credit card form Canada) it is not possible

The inability to be flexible when you need to change a Basic Economy flight, when your company demands you book through a third party, causes raw feelings about the whole experience. A major airline should realize business and personal plans change all the time. I must save my company money on travel. Even if you have to charge me for the change, I get it. But being so rigid with a policy is not the best customer service.

From check-in staff to in-flight staff, everyone was wonderfully kind

The flight was delayed several times without explanation. The seats were terribly uncomfortable and wifi isn’t included. All these make for a less than ideal flight.

My husband and I pre-ordered our food, but they did not have my husband’s order, and my cheese plate was very average. I asked for a blanket and was told they don’t carry blankets on domestic routs. The flight was on time and smooth!

There were delays on both ends. It made it less than excellent. This plane was great though

Everything was great except for the wifi was junk. Crew was super friendly and helpful

Attendants were rude. Scowling. Seats were miserable and we paid extra.

Horrible - they lied to me about baggage & boarding, even though I specifically spoke to their agents the day before my flight about my issue. When I showed up they did not let me board and stranded me at my airport until I bought a new flight with money I did not have to spend.

Somehow I got “offloaded” even though I had my boarding pass and was in transit Food is horrible Staff were nice and cheerful No headphones were provided on 11 hours flight

Fight crew was not very attentive and the bastions were gross!

At LAS airport, bag drop process was hard, you need to pay for a faster drop. There was a long line for a free drop and you need to do it by yourself. No one helped you. Bad experience at LAS airport.

Terrible airline. Cancelled the flight less than 24 hours before the flight. Caused me extra expenses!!! This will be the last time me and my family will travel with them

Very uncomfortable seats that do not recline. My husband had hip replacement 7 years ago; after 5 hours from Maryland to California and another 5 hours back, we had to go to the emergency for the intense pain on his hip joint and soon he will see the surgeon. The cherry on the cake was when at the end of our flight back to BWI, we were prompted by a flight attendant to stretch: "arms right, now left, now reach your toes..." (really? how can we do that as we are sitting on seats with no leg room?) "...and as you are there, pick up any garbage you may see on the floor"!!! wow!

It was delayed 7 hours!!!!! We had to spend $550 on new flights so we didn’t miss our evening event for family. It was absolutely ridiculous. Our flight was suppose to leave at 9:30 am. Nobody was there to even help until 12:30. Worst experience ever.

Delays delays and more delays in both LAX and San Jose. And then I said something else flight was supposed to arrive in Portland at 12:04 but didn't land until 2:30 PM which made me late for my appointment.

My flight was delayed then cancelled My elder parents were upstairs waiting for a spirit rep to bring them downstairs to where my sister waited for 2 hours. My elder parents are not able to walk . My dad was wet of urine from where he could not hold it .waiting for some spirit personnel to wheel chair them back down stairs to where my sister was waiting for them for two hours . That is not ok

Terrible leg room, seats don’t recline, delayed flight, and even water isn’t free onboard

Flight was good and clean but delayed over an hour on the return flight.

It was nice! There was a very unhappy child in front of us and the flight attendant did a great job calming the child. I was impressed.

They stuck us with multiple extra fees. I will never fly spirit again

My flight to LA was cancelled. I waited at the airport for 3 hrs saying it was delayed and then all of a sudden it was cancelled. Frontier only gave me a voucher and refund but could not rebook me. Flights on other airlines were too expensive last minute. I had to drive down to LA and didn’t even take my return flight home since I had to drive. One of the worst airline experiences in my life. It’s crazy how airlines can just upend people’s plans just like that.

Flight was 3 hours late leaving. Poor communication from the staff about delays. Impossible to get in touch with customer service (by design). And it actually didn't come out to be much cheaper than a non-budget airline! Not worth the headache, I'm never flying Frontier again

The flight attendence were extremely rude and I am disabled

They wouldn’t let us on the flight even tho we were an hour early. No refund not even our bags that were prepaid

I did not enjoy the trip home on Frontier for several reasons: there is too much cost besides the flight, which was more than I would normally pay, then having to pay for luggage, and carry-on, seat (if you want to reserve when booking) then you must pay over $3 for a can of soda, and $4 for a snack. A cup of water is free.

I strongly dislike Frontier. I find them barebones, the seats not particularly comfortable, the nickel and diming is maddening, the app is TERRIBLE - super confusing to navigate, and the last 4 frontier flights I have flown have been on AVERAGE 2 hours late, one ruining a fancy night out in Vegas with reservations made well in advance, which was nodded to with a measly 5000 miles, which translates to almost nothing. At least credit a free checked bag or something.

8 hr delay. had to buy another ticket with another airline

I appreciated the upgrade to free cary-on bag and seat selection at no charge

The agent at check-in was strident, unwelcoming, and condescending to customers ahead of me.

Flight was delay 9hrs and nothing was provided at airport, had to go and get a room to sleep in, paid for Uber back and fort with no offers until we landed back home a 1hr later for a $75 voucher for a future flight.

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Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from San Diego to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
8/21Wed
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
$24
8/20Tue
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
$26
8/16Fri
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
$29
9/17Tue
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 37mSAN-SFO
$49
9/17Tue
nonstopAlaska Airlines
1h 38mSAN-SFO
$59
8/25Sun
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 40mSAN-SFO
$61
8/8Thu
nonstopAlaska Airlines
1h 40mSAN-SFO
$68
8/23Fri
1 stopAmerican Airlines
6h 24mSAN-SFO
$79
10/19Sat
1 stopAmerican Airlines
7h 10mSAN-SFO
$113
7/23Tue
3 stopsSpirit Airlines
17h 56mSAN-SFO
$217

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Last minute flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from San Diego to San Francisco that are departing in the next 10 days.
7/23Tue
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
7/24Wed
nonstopFrontier
1h 33mSFO-SAN
$161
7/23Tue
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
7/25Thu
nonstopFrontier
1h 33mSFO-SAN
$163
7/22Mon
nonstopFrontier
1h 32mSAN-SFO
7/25Thu
nonstopFrontier
1h 33mSFO-SAN
$193
7/19Fri
multi-stop
25h 29mSAN-SFO
7/23Tue
multi-stop
22h 15mSFO-SAN
$342
7/19Fri
multi-stop
19h 25mSAN-SFO
7/22Mon
multi-stop
22h 28mSFO-SAN
$354
7/21Sun
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 34mSAN-SFO
7/21Sun
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 40mSFO-SAN
$452
7/19Fri
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 34mSAN-SFO
7/19Fri
nonstopUnited Airlines
1h 40mSFO-SAN
$457
7/19Fri
multi-stopDelta
4h 44mSAN-SFO
7/21Sun
multi-stopDelta
4h 52mSFO-SAN
$524
7/19Fri
nonstopAlaska Airlines
1h 42mSAN-SFO
7/21Sun
nonstopAlaska Airlines
1h 39mSFO-SAN
$525
7/20Sat
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
14h 43mSAN-SFO
7/21Sun
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
13h 16mSFO-SAN
$911

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San Diego - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

San Diego (SAN)United States

Destination:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Return flight deals:

San Francisco - San Diego

Cabin classes:

$386
$306
$1,581
$68