|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.|
|July||Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$172||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a round-trip
United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to San Diego. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines and Southwest do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from San Francisco to San Diego.
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 24m, covering a distance of 447 miles.
There are 550 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and San Diego per week, averaging 78 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($72) and Delta ($98)
United Airlines (14 times daily), Air Canada (12 times daily), Southwest (9 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For San Francisco to San Diego, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at San Diego, also known as San Diego Airport.
Sometimes you just want a little solitude before getting on your flight. While waiting on your flight from San Francisco to San Diego, visit SFO’s yoga room in Terminal 2 where you can meditate, stretch, and exercise. There are also a number of lounges in the airport including the Delta Sky Club, United Club, and both the Admiral and Centurion Clubs (by American Express).
Around the airport are a number of great restaurants for dining. Within a couple of miles is a sushi spot (Zen Sushi Bistro), a steakhouse (Hangar Steak), and a Benihana. If you prefer something quick, consider Wendy’s on Gateway Boulevard, Hana Hawaiian Barbecue on San Mateo Avenue, or McDonald’s on Airport Boulevard.
If you’re only in town 2-3 days, you might want to just stay at or around the airport. Staying close to the airport is also convenient when you have a very early morning flight. There are several hotels less than a mile from the airport, including the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Holiday Inn Express.
Getting around SAN is not too difficult. The airport offers a simple design which includes three terminals. Terminal 1 houses Southwest, Frontier, and Allegiant Airlines. There are also numerous restaurants here for passengers such as Ciao Gourmet Market, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Emerald Express. British Airways, jetBlue, and Alaska Airlines are all located in Terminal 2. It also offers passengers a variety of dining options from Bubbles Seafood and Wine Bar to the California Pizza Kitchen. A shuttle is easily accessible and makes it convenient to get from one terminal to the other.
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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 Diego with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.
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 Diego from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
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