Cheap flights from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA

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Cheapest one-way trip

$67

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$55

Cheapest round-trip

$134

Average round-trip

$136

Nonstop flights in January

$55 – $513

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$67

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Travelers usually depart from San Diego International, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Old Town, McClellan–Palomar, or San Diego, CA - La Jolla when they travel from San Diego to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between San Diego and San Francisco is 720 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines. San Diego and San Francisco have 189 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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

How long does it take to travel from San Diego to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Diego and San Francisco takes around 1.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Diego and San Francisco?
The flight distance between San Diego and San Francisco is 720 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Diego and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between San Diego and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alaska Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, San Antonio, St. Louis, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, New Orleans, Dallas.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Orlando, Mexico City, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Lisbon.
Which airports are there in San Diego?
San Diego is mainly served by San Diego International. But there are other airports nearby, including McClellan–Palomar, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
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 airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Diego and San Francisco?
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