Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco

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Travelers usually depart from San Diego International, San Diego bus station, San Diego Old Town station, San Diego Santa Fe railway station, or San Diego-La Jolla when they travel from San Diego to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA-Salesforce Plaza, or San Francisco Train Station. The distance between San Diego and San Francisco is 720 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. San Diego and San Francisco have 219 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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Southwest AirlinesSWAWNNoUnknownNo
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesUnknownNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesUnknownNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoUnknownNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesUnknownNo

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 1.6 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 United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Los Angeles International, McCarran International, John F. Kennedy International, Miami International, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International, Denver International, San Francisco International, William P. Hobby, Logan International, Tampa International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International.

What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles International, McCarran International, Newark Liberty International, Orlando International, Denver International, Logan International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Seattle–Tacoma International, O Hare International, San Diego International, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International.

Which airports are there in San Diego?

San Diego is mainly served by San Diego International. But there are other airports nearby, including Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, McClellan–Palomar.

What airports are near San Diego?

The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Tijuana International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Ontario International, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Long Beach, Imperial County, Cable, 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, Merced Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Buchanan Field.

What buses and trains depart from San Diego?

A number of bus and train companies depart from San Diego, including Amtrak train.

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