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San Diego to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 35m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $97
Distance 447 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Major Airline, United Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
October
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$155
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$120
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $120 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to San Francisco was found 36 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 43% 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 34m, covering a distance of 447 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and San Francisco?
There are 1,474 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and San Francisco per week, averaging 213 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 Alaska Airlines ($97), United Airlines ($117) and Delta ($134).
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 (31 times daily), United Airlines (31 times daily), Southwest (21 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 Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$97
only
$97
Destination
San Francisco
$97
only
$97
Tue, Jan 8
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Wed, Jan 9
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 26m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Cons: Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant.

SEA
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible the worst first class ever seats were outdated and uncomfortable the amenities (snacks) where just bad they had better snacks in coach . The customer service is even bad as well worst mistake of my life

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Hand luggage wasn’t fussed over

Cons: Most seats didn’t recline properly. Wireless/entetaimebt and charging weren’t working.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

Sat, Dec 15
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 34m
Tue, Jan 8
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 32m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 28
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 34m
Thu, Nov 29
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 39m
Trip: 2 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 197 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short and sweet no problem

Cons: Nothing

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Truly don't remember his name but there was one young man on the plane that was very helpful highly recommend he's only been with the airline about 8 months and what is professional in every way thank you

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Rapid boarding and comfortable seat. The flight attendant was great!

Cons: Snack selection wasn't impressive, as was the onboard entertainment unit - small screen and no flight info/map. Also no lounge access in San Diego since our ticket was through Air Canada.

Thu, Nov 29
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
3h 45m
Mon, Dec 3
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
4h 28m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,456 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
TYS
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Sat on the tarmac for 20 Minutes, after taking off late. Arrived to my connecting gate 10 Minutes prior to scheduled departure with no delta attendants in sight and watched my plane sit at the gate and pull away with no way to get on board. Now I’m waiting unnecessarily for 4 hours on another flight.

SEA
BOI
Good 6.6

Cons: 20 minutes late

CDG
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: Excellent crew.

Cons: Could not get the delta Wi-Fi to work. Also my seat nearphone jack was broken.

DTW
ATL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Delta flights are usually on time and the staff is always polite and helpful

Cons: Both my departure and arrival flight were delayed and I was not please with delay.

SJC
LAS
Good 7.0

Cons: Delta always has 1 or maybe 2 people checking everyone in, including the baggage drop. So, EVERYONE has to wait for one person to finish checking in the first class passenger with a thousand needs. Very poor service as is their norm.

Mon, Dec 3
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Wed, Dec 5
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 34m
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 197 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The flight attendants were professional and courteous

Cons: The carry on policy, the seats, the completelack of information on how to connect with wifi. The "sorry you might miss your connecting flight because we're running behind, but once you get off this plane nothing that happens to you is our problem even if we caused it to happen" attitude.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Naplaćene su mi torbe u San Diego po 58$ iako je to bilo uračunato u cenu pri kupovini karata !!! Za torbu od22kg(48),i torbu od15kg 116$! Nije korektno!!!! Brukaaa!!!Sramota!!Nikad više sa tom compani!! Never again!!!! Never!!!!

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: plane is new/crew was friendly

Cons: no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

Cons: the person helping me couldn't understand her and she was aggressive and charged me too much and wouldn't make adjustments about it.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

Tue, Feb 26
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Wed, Feb 27
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Explain what is going on

Cons: An explanation of why we sat boarded on the tarmac for 45 mins

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

LAX
PHL
Okay 4.3

Cons: So, this plane was a Virgin America aircraft taken over by Alaska since the merger. My fiance and I were on a red eye non-stop to Philly from LAX. That said, the plane was in terrible condition. The seat back in front of my seat was broken and hanging down on my knees, there was no opportunity for entertainment unless you brought your own plug in headphones (none on the plane to use or purchase), we purchased upgraded seats and when we checked in the night before were told they were not available and we would be in economy (still waiting for that $200 refund 7 days later), the arm rest between our seats was broken and would not stay up, the headrest of my seat was broken and there was exposed metal, and when we purchased champagne to celebrate our vacation it was warm. One other item I noticed was the woman across the aisle's seat would not sit upright. She was asked to move to another seat for both take off and landing. Not sure if this was a Virgin America crew of Alaska, but terribly disappointed iin the crews lack of care and would not fly them again across country if this is what is to be expected.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

Wed, Dec 12
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 43m
Thu, Dec 13
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 34m
Trip: 2 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 197 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SAN
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: ???

Cons: The counter person was inexperienced.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: plane is new/crew was friendly

Cons: no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company.

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short and sweet no problem

Cons: Nothing

SAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Truly don't remember his name but there was one young man on the plane that was very helpful highly recommend he's only been with the airline about 8 months and what is professional in every way thank you

Tue, Apr 16
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Wed, Apr 17
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was all good.

SEA
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible the worst first class ever seats were outdated and uncomfortable the amenities (snacks) where just bad they had better snacks in coach . The customer service is even bad as well worst mistake of my life

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Explain what is going on

Cons: An explanation of why we sat boarded on the tarmac for 45 mins

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

LAX
PHL
Okay 4.3

Cons: So, this plane was a Virgin America aircraft taken over by Alaska since the merger. My fiance and I were on a red eye non-stop to Philly from LAX. That said, the plane was in terrible condition. The seat back in front of my seat was broken and hanging down on my knees, there was no opportunity for entertainment unless you brought your own plug in headphones (none on the plane to use or purchase), we purchased upgraded seats and when we checked in the night before were told they were not available and we would be in economy (still waiting for that $200 refund 7 days later), the arm rest between our seats was broken and would not stay up, the headrest of my seat was broken and there was exposed metal, and when we purchased champagne to celebrate our vacation it was warm. One other item I noticed was the woman across the aisle's seat would not sit upright. She was asked to move to another seat for both take off and landing. Not sure if this was a Virgin America crew of Alaska, but terribly disappointed iin the crews lack of care and would not fly them again across country if this is what is to be expected.

Thu, May 9
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Mon, May 13
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Explain what is going on

Cons: An explanation of why we sat boarded on the tarmac for 45 mins

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ummm...I bought a ticket on Alaskan and it ended up being a Virgin aircraft.

Cons: There wasn’t a power outlet at my seat.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Hand luggage wasn’t fussed over

Cons: Most seats didn’t recline properly. Wireless/entetaimebt and charging weren’t working.

Fri, Mar 8
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
3h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

LAX
PHL
Okay 4.3

Cons: So, this plane was a Virgin America aircraft taken over by Alaska since the merger. My fiance and I were on a red eye non-stop to Philly from LAX. That said, the plane was in terrible condition. The seat back in front of my seat was broken and hanging down on my knees, there was no opportunity for entertainment unless you brought your own plug in headphones (none on the plane to use or purchase), we purchased upgraded seats and when we checked in the night before were told they were not available and we would be in economy (still waiting for that $200 refund 7 days later), the arm rest between our seats was broken and would not stay up, the headrest of my seat was broken and there was exposed metal, and when we purchased champagne to celebrate our vacation it was warm. One other item I noticed was the woman across the aisle's seat would not sit upright. She was asked to move to another seat for both take off and landing. Not sure if this was a Virgin America crew of Alaska, but terribly disappointed iin the crews lack of care and would not fly them again across country if this is what is to be expected.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was all good.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

Tue, Nov 27
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Thu, Nov 29
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
1h 39m
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 197 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SAN
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: On time, flight attends are superb

Cons: Cramped seats due to greedy corporation trying to appease the share holders

SAN
SFO
Good 7.0

Cons: the person helping me couldn't understand her and she was aggressive and charged me too much and wouldn't make adjustments about it.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: plane is new/crew was friendly

Cons: no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company.

Thu, Mar 14
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Fri, Mar 15
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
6h 24m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.3

Cons: Flught was delayed for 2 hours

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Enough room for my legs

Cons: No head phones! Maybe offer while waiting before boarding!

LAX
PHL
Okay 4.3

Cons: So, this plane was a Virgin America aircraft taken over by Alaska since the merger. My fiance and I were on a red eye non-stop to Philly from LAX. That said, the plane was in terrible condition. The seat back in front of my seat was broken and hanging down on my knees, there was no opportunity for entertainment unless you brought your own plug in headphones (none on the plane to use or purchase), we purchased upgraded seats and when we checked in the night before were told they were not available and we would be in economy (still waiting for that $200 refund 7 days later), the arm rest between our seats was broken and would not stay up, the headrest of my seat was broken and there was exposed metal, and when we purchased champagne to celebrate our vacation it was warm. One other item I noticed was the woman across the aisle's seat would not sit upright. She was asked to move to another seat for both take off and landing. Not sure if this was a Virgin America crew of Alaska, but terribly disappointed iin the crews lack of care and would not fly them again across country if this is what is to be expected.

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

Wed, Dec 26
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Sun, Dec 30
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
3h 16m
Trip: 5 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ummm...I bought a ticket on Alaskan and it ended up being a Virgin aircraft.

Cons: There wasn’t a power outlet at my seat.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

SAN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Enough room for my legs

Cons: No head phones! Maybe offer while waiting before boarding!

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

Thu, Apr 18
SAN
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Sun, Apr 21
SFO
San Francisco
SAN
San Diego
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Very late sound didn’t work

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Cons: Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant.

SAN
SFO
Okay 4.3

Cons: Flught was delayed for 2 hours

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: arrived quickly and

SAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego.

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