Cheap flights from Sacramento, CA to San Diego, CA

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Cheapest one-way trip

$51

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$50

Cheapest round-trip

$108

Nonstop flights in January

$50 – $152

Most popular airline

Alaska Airlines

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$108
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$108

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Travelers usually depart from Sacramento International, Sacramento, CA - Valley Station, Sacramento Bus Stop, Sacramento, CA - Greyhound Station, or Sacramento-Midtown Bus stop when they travel from Sacramento to San Diego. Book your trip to arrive at San Diego International, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Old Town, McClellan–Palomar, or San Diego, CA - La Jolla. The distance between Sacramento and San Diego is 773 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines. Sacramento and San Diego have 127 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Sacramento to San Diego

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Sacramento to San Diego?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Sacramento and San Diego takes around 1.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Sacramento and San Diego?
The flight distance between Sacramento and San Diego is 773 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Sacramento and San Diego?
Several carriers operate flights between Sacramento and San Diego. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alaska Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sacramento?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sacramento and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Cancún, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Orlando, Mexico City, Cincinnati, Houston, New York, Tampa, Raleigh, Austin.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Phoenix, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Raleigh, Chicago, Orlando, San Antonio, Detroit, Dallas, St. Louis, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis.
What airports are near Sacramento?
The main airport in Sacramento is Sacramento Executive Airport. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, Reno–Tahoe International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Redding Municipal, Merced Regional.
What airports are near San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Ontario International, Hollywood Burbank, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Long Beach, Hawthorne Municipal.
What buses and trains depart from Sacramento?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Sacramento, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Sacramento and San Diego?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Sacramento and San Diego thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Sacramento and San Diego can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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