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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$207
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$152
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to San Diego

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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 $152 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to San Diego 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 5% 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 Francisco to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 447 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and San Diego?
There are 1,066 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and San Diego per week, averaging 157 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin America ($117), Multiple Airlines ($117) and Alaska Airlines ($117).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and San Diego?
United (26 times daily), Air Canada (25 times daily), Southwest (18 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to San Diego?
For San Francisco to San Diego, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$117
only
$117
Destination
San Diego
$117
only
$117
Thu, Mar 15
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Tue, Mar 20
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.3

It was a quick process and a quick flight.

All the inturruptions, let me try to enjoy my hour flight

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Love Virgin

SFO
SAN
Good 6.6

Inflight messaging, some free entertainments.

Flight delay and ground staff was unapologetically short with her explanation.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Boarding and flight status was all on track. Thank you for making it an easy process on a busy travel day.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Always great flying Virgin. Thank you for an easy flight.

Tue, May 1
SFO
SAN
1h 30m
Thu, May 3
SAN
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 12
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Sun, May 13
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
LIH
Excellent 10.0

Flt arrived early. The crew were all very friendly and the service was excellent.

RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

FAI
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Easy on off and let us sleep

Mon, Feb 26
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Sat, Mar 31
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Trip: 33 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 185 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

On time

As with all other flights, no room to breath.

SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

Nice staff

Delayed

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Didn't like sitting in the middle and separated from husband who was traveling with me

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

slightly delayed

SFO
SAN
Okay 5.3

I was concerned about my carry on !I the lady at the counter told me I will be fine,and let me preboard ! This helped me with my anxiety !! Flight was delayed , waiting for other passengers! we were informed in a timely manner!

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Wed, Mar 21
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Always great flying Virgin. Thank you for an easy flight.

SFO
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

You made me check my guitar in the hold and damaged it

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I liked the soothing music and lighting while boarding the plane, it felt like a spa. I liked the ease of ordering anything i needed through the touch pad on the seat in front of me. I loved the selection of entertainment on the touchpad/screen provided, and that the technology was all running smoothly. I especially appreciate having all the above included with the purchase of my ticket thank you! The friendly staff provided excellent service.

I liked everything about this flight from boarding to disembarkation. Thankyou, all future flights will definitely be sought out on Virgin American going forward.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I love flying with virgin America . The flight always on time cabin clean and staff very friendly

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

My seat along with several others was sold to standby passengers before I was given a seating assignment. I then had to watch these people be escorted off the plane so I could sit down

Thu, May 10
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Tue, May 15
SAN
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 6
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Mon, Jun 11
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
LIH
Excellent 10.0

Flt arrived early. The crew were all very friendly and the service was excellent.

SAN
SEA
Good 6.3

Friendly staff, quick to get on the plane after a long wait in the security line. TSA is very inefficient in SAN.

The cabin crew didn’t let us know we got free drinks on the premium seating area. Hey should invite us proactively to order our drinks. The menu does not contain info on what is included on the premium seating purchased. The seats are too narrow.

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

Mon, Mar 26
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Wed, Mar 28
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.3

It was a quick process and a quick flight.

All the inturruptions, let me try to enjoy my hour flight

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Always great flying Virgin. Thank you for an easy flight.

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

My seat along with several others was sold to standby passengers before I was given a seating assignment. I then had to watch these people be escorted off the plane so I could sit down

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I liked the soothing music and lighting while boarding the plane, it felt like a spa. I liked the ease of ordering anything i needed through the touch pad on the seat in front of me. I loved the selection of entertainment on the touchpad/screen provided, and that the technology was all running smoothly. I especially appreciate having all the above included with the purchase of my ticket thank you! The friendly staff provided excellent service.

I liked everything about this flight from boarding to disembarkation. Thankyou, all future flights will definitely be sought out on Virgin American going forward.

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was OK, and cheap.

Flight was delayed 90 minutes due to lack of a crew. Seems like that would be something you could figure out ahead of time and make arrangements to have a pilot, copilot, etc., on hand.

Sat, Jun 2
SFO
SAN
1h 35m
Mon, Jun 4
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jul 2
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Fri, Jul 6
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

Mon, Apr 9
SFO
SAN
1h 29m
Sat, Apr 14
SAN
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was OK, and cheap.

Flight was delayed 90 minutes due to lack of a crew. Seems like that would be something you could figure out ahead of time and make arrangements to have a pilot, copilot, etc., on hand.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.3

It was a quick process and a quick flight.

All the inturruptions, let me try to enjoy my hour flight

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Always great flying Virgin. Thank you for an easy flight.

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

The flight crew was very pleasant.

We were getting ready to land but had to turn around and go all the way back to SF, then pick up our bags and wait on line to rebook for another flight the next morning. The 2nd flight was not properly stocked so there were just beverages, no snacks. It was frustrating that we couldn't land at a closer airport and missed a night of our weekend trip. Flew back and forth for nothing, and got home late, only to wake up early, turn around and go back to the airport.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Love Virgin

Sun, Aug 12
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Wed, Aug 15
SAN
SFO
1h 27m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Aug 27
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Sat, Sep 1
SAN
SFO
1h 27m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 4
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Sun, Jul 8
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
FAI
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Easy on off and let us sleep

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

Wed, Feb 28
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Thu, Mar 8
SAN
SFO
1h 42m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 185 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

Leg room and seats are way too tight and uncomfortable and I am on the thinner side. Can imagine how hard for larger people. Really cringe at having to pay for check in luggage as very used to Southwest's 2 free.

SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

On time

As with all other flights, no room to breath.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Didn't like sitting in the middle and separated from husband who was traveling with me

SFO
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Worst flight I've ever had... stayed on the runway for 45 min and didn't say one word to the passengers

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

slightly delayed

Thu, Mar 22
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Wed, Mar 28
SAN
SFO
1h 44m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Apr 1
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Fri, Apr 6
SAN
SFO
3h 30m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Wed, Mar 7
SAN
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 12 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I love flying with virgin America . The flight always on time cabin clean and staff very friendly

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was OK, and cheap.

Flight was delayed 90 minutes due to lack of a crew. Seems like that would be something you could figure out ahead of time and make arrangements to have a pilot, copilot, etc., on hand.

SFO
SAN
Good 6.6

Inflight messaging, some free entertainments.

Flight delay and ground staff was unapologetically short with her explanation.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

I liked the soothing music and lighting while boarding the plane, it felt like a spa. I liked the ease of ordering anything i needed through the touch pad on the seat in front of me. I loved the selection of entertainment on the touchpad/screen provided, and that the technology was all running smoothly. I especially appreciate having all the above included with the purchase of my ticket thank you! The friendly staff provided excellent service.

I liked everything about this flight from boarding to disembarkation. Thankyou, all future flights will definitely be sought out on Virgin American going forward.

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

My seat along with several others was sold to standby passengers before I was given a seating assignment. I then had to watch these people be escorted off the plane so I could sit down

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San Francisco to San Diego Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 32m
Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $117
Distance 447 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, United
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