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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:
$237
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$155
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to San Diego

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

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $155 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.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*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 998 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and San Diego per week, averaging 149 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 United ($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?
Alaska Airlines (21 times daily), United (20 times daily), Air Canada (19 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday 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
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Thu, Dec 14
SAN
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was relatively on time.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The boarding process was fast and easy, and the crew was professional and courteous

Í have TSA pre-check, and even called Alaska to ensure it was on my ticket - and then it wasn't

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight delayed considerably without any reason or explaination.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats, and free entertainment. The Captain made the softest landing I've ever experienced

A bit too happy, happy. Tone it down a bit

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service staff is always friendly and accommodating. Aircraft is clean and comfortable.

I don't like the fee to change flights.

Fri, Dec 15
SFO
SAN
1h 29m
Tue, Jan 16
SAN
SFO
1h 39m
Trip: 33 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 18
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Thu, Feb 22
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Great flight attendants

Seats too small

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!

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

Awesome

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The girl next to me was kinda cute

Nothing the airline can fix, just slow passengers. Maybe allow the more experienced flyer to sit up front so we can get off the plane faster

Thu, Dec 7
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Sat, Dec 16
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service staff is always friendly and accommodating. Aircraft is clean and comfortable.

I don't like the fee to change flights.

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight delayed considerably without any reason or explaination.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.6

It was on time..

SFO
SAN
Good 6.3

Crew were nice.

Flight was very late, didn't get in until about 3.5 hours late at 1:30AM. Food was mediocre.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was relatively on time.

Wed, Dec 20
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Sun, Jan 7
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 16 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
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 10.0

slightly delayed

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Crew was friendly, flight was on time.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.3

Food is actually not applicable

Sat, Dec 9
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Mon, Dec 18
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was relatively on time.

SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

Left.SFO at 11:40. Didn't board until 11, 1.25 hrs late. Nice plane doesn't make up for bad timing.

Late, late, late.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

From the curbside check in to the flight attendants, everyone was friendly and helpful. It was clear that their goal was to see to it that I had an enjoyable flight. Even in the face of a flight delay, the counter attendants were friendly and informative. And once on the flight, coming and going, the service was great and the in flight entertainment was perfect.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.6

It was on time..

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service was awesome, my mother has to use a cane to get around and the staff let us board very early to give her enough time to get on the plane. It was going the extra mile, I thought.

Thu, Dec 21
SFO
SAN
1h 32m
Thu, Dec 28
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
SAN
1h 38m
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 42m
Trip: 11 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.3

Food is actually not applicable

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time .

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Crew was friendly, flight was on time.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The girl next to me was kinda cute

Nothing the airline can fix, just slow passengers. Maybe allow the more experienced flyer to sit up front so we can get off the plane faster

Mon, Dec 11
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Mon, Dec 18
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The boarding process was fast and easy, and the crew was professional and courteous

Í have TSA pre-check, and even called Alaska to ensure it was on my ticket - and then it wasn't

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service was awesome, my mother has to use a cane to get around and the staff let us board very early to give her enough time to get on the plane. It was going the extra mile, I thought.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment

Doors closing for 30 minutes before flight left. I had a flight at 9:50am and had to leave food behind because last call for boarding took place at 9:17am

SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight delayed considerably without any reason or explaination.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

No fuss boarding. Great service. Fun atmosphere.

Mon, Dec 25
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Thu, Dec 28
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 18
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 9 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The girl next to me was kinda cute

Nothing the airline can fix, just slow passengers. Maybe allow the more experienced flyer to sit up front so we can get off the plane faster

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Great flight attendants

Seats too small

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.3

Food is actually not applicable

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!

Tue, Dec 12
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Wed, Dec 20
SAN
SFO
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The boarding process was fast and easy, and the crew was professional and courteous

Í have TSA pre-check, and even called Alaska to ensure it was on my ticket - and then it wasn't

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment

Doors closing for 30 minutes before flight left. I had a flight at 9:50am and had to leave food behind because last call for boarding took place at 9:17am

SFO
SAN
Good 6.0

Left.SFO at 11:40. Didn't board until 11, 1.25 hrs late. Nice plane doesn't make up for bad timing.

Late, late, late.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service staff is always friendly and accommodating. Aircraft is clean and comfortable.

I don't like the fee to change flights.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service was awesome, my mother has to use a cane to get around and the staff let us board very early to give her enough time to get on the plane. It was going the extra mile, I thought.

Sun, Feb 18
SFO
SAN
1h 33m
Thu, Feb 22
SAN
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
SAN
1h 30m
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 42m
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Great flight attendants

Seats too small

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
Good 6.0

Nice staff

Delayed

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.

Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Tue, Jan 9
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Trip: 28 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service was awesome, my mother has to use a cane to get around and the staff let us board very early to give her enough time to get on the plane. It was going the extra mile, I thought.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

From the curbside check in to the flight attendants, everyone was friendly and helpful. It was clear that their goal was to see to it that I had an enjoyable flight. Even in the face of a flight delay, the counter attendants were friendly and informative. And once on the flight, coming and going, the service was great and the in flight entertainment was perfect.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.6

It was on time..

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The boarding process was fast and easy, and the crew was professional and courteous

Í have TSA pre-check, and even called Alaska to ensure it was on my ticket - and then it wasn't

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment

Doors closing for 30 minutes before flight left. I had a flight at 9:50am and had to leave food behind because last call for boarding took place at 9:17am

Mon, Apr 23
SFO
SAN
1h 26m
Wed, May 2
SAN
SFO
1h 32m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 20
SFO
SAN
1h 34m
Tue, Dec 26
SAN
SFO
1h 43m
Trip: 7 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 181 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

slightly delayed

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Crew was friendly, flight was on time.

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!

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Great flight attendants

Seats too small

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

The girl next to me was kinda cute

Nothing the airline can fix, just slow passengers. Maybe allow the more experienced flyer to sit up front so we can get off the plane faster

Thu, Dec 14
SFO
SAN
1h 28m
Tue, Jan 9
SAN
SFO
1h 38m
Trip: 27 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 485 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
SAN
Okay 4.0

Flight delayed considerably without any reason or explaination.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service staff is always friendly and accommodating. Aircraft is clean and comfortable.

I don't like the fee to change flights.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment

Doors closing for 30 minutes before flight left. I had a flight at 9:50am and had to leave food behind because last call for boarding took place at 9:17am

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The service was awesome, my mother has to use a cane to get around and the staff let us board very early to give her enough time to get on the plane. It was going the extra mile, I thought.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was relatively on time.

Tue, Apr 24
SFO
SAN
1h 25m
Wed, May 2
SAN
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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