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Flights to San Diego in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price£493Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£426From London to San Diego

Cheap flights to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN flights for May, June
8 Jun - 14 Jul
£501pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Jun - 27 Jun
£519pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Jun - 28 Jun
£520pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego found for this year
15 Nov - 21 Nov
£404pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
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London Heathrow
16 Nov - 23 Nov
£417pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Nov - 21 Nov
£421pp
LHR
London Heathrow
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to San Diego

Late deals on return flights to San Diego, departing today and this week
19 May - 26 May
£569pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
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London Heathrow
21 May - 26 May
£589pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
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London Heathrow
21 May - 24 May
£595pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
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London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to San Diego from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to San Diego

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Diego.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from San Diego?

Returning to United Kingdom from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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Cheapest prices for San Diego flights by month

The cheapest ticket to San Diego found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£514
February
£356
March
£494
April
£633
May
£561
June
£639
July
£667
August
£683
September
£614
October
£564
November
£521
December
£570

When is the best time to fly to San Diego Airport?

Average San Diego flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - SAN
Price
£356 - £936
SAN
Temperature
19 - 27 °C
SAN
Rainfall
1 - 70 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to San Diego?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to San Diego, you should look to book at least 49 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Diego?

The cheapest day to fly to San Diego is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to San Diego?

San Diego flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly

Peak season:

San Diego is the perfect year-round destination and its high season includes most of the year. Accommodation and flights to San Diego and will be most expensive between May and August, November to January and during all public holidays. If taking a flight to San Diego over the festive period be sure to be there on the 7th day of Christmas when over 1,200 individuals from all over San Diego take part in the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival every year which attracts around 20,000 spectators. People line the sidewalks to watch the parade of marching bands, drill teams, scout troops, dancers, floats and much more. 

If you are taking a flight to San Diego to enjoy the beach, beware the May Gray and June Gloom – or fog as it is more often referred to. 

Off season: 

October, February and March are low-season months. During this time cheap flights to San Diego are available and February sees San Diego’s most adored nightlife street party, Gaslamp Diego Mardi Gras, bless the streets with spectacular performances, parades, live music and streets of delicious food. The event is held on Shrove Tuesday and thousands of merrymakers flock towards the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter every year.

Shoulder season: 

September and April are months of good weather, fewer crowds and it is also possible to find a cheap flight to San Diego in these months.

Destination overview:

San Diego, the beautiful city by the Pacific Ocean about two hours south of Los Angeles, has arguably the best climate in the US and a healthy, laid-back attitude too. It has a great ethnic and cultural mix, and its close proximity to Mexico – Tijuana is less than 20 miles away – makes for great Mexican cafes and restaurants.

Food lovers that fly to San Diego will find excellent Latin, Central and East Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Greek, and Pacific Islander food throughout the city. Pick up the scent in the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, La Jolla and Old Town.

The beaches, climate and deserts are not the only things on offer. San Diego has several world-class attractions including Balboa Park, America’s largest urban cultural park, which has more than a dozen museums as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. And for those travellers taking a flight to San Diego to get away from it all, Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the wildest landscapes along the coast, with unspoilt beaches, chaparral, pine trees and a lagoon vital to many migrating birds.

Balboa Park has several museums in some wonderful Spanish-Mexican buildings, as well as many performing arts, cultural institutions and art galleries. Some of the museums include the world famous San Diego Zoo, the Reuben H Fleet Science Centre and the Spanish Village Art Centre. The park also has golf courses, hiking and biking trails, promenades, a Japanese Friendship Garden, fountains, restaurants and a pavilion holding concerts on Sunday afternoons. 

One of San Diego’s biggest attractions is the world-famous San Diego Zoo, known for its conservation efforts, natural animal environments and successful breeding of endangered species. You can visit more than 4,000 animals, many of them wandering in simulated natural habitats spread out over 100 acres. One of the best sections is the Tiger River Asian rainforest, which features tigers, pythons, tapirs and crocodiles visible from misty trails winding through waterfalls and exotic plants. You can also visit exhibits like the Gorilla Tropics, Sun Bear Forest, polar bears and the Ituri Forest Exhibit. The zoo’s smallest visitors might enjoy the Children’s Zoo, where they can pet bunnies, goats and sheep. Sea lions and other animals perform at an outdoor amphitheatre. 

San Diego’s city centre area includes the business district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfront Embarcadero is small enough to walk around. The Gaslamp District is a trendy 16-block shopping and dining area filled with historic buildings and the wrought-iron street lamps that give it its name. There are also many performing and visual art centres and several blues and jazz festivals. In the summer there are crowds of people sitting at outdoor tables, but you should watch your surroundings at night.

San Diego’s beaches are the heart of the city, stretching across 70 miles. There are plenty of shops and cafes to stop at or you can spend your time tanning, swimming or snorkelling. Rollerbladers, joggers and bikers flock to the boardwalk running from Mission beach to Pacific Beach, and there’s plenty of waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing in Mission Bay. Just north of the city is La Jolla, an oceanfront suburb with classy restaurants and expensive real estate along a beautiful stretch of coastline. The ocean is clear and the beaches have coves, cliffs and great surfing.

Coronado Island is home to the famous historic Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark from 1888. The building is a San Diego institution with distinctive Victorian turrets and conical towers. Many films have been shot here over the years and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra were once guests. You can stay at the hotel or just take a tour, wandering through the grounds and the award-winning Silver Strand State Beach. Across the bay, at Point Loma, is the site of the first European landing in 1542. 

San Diego climate

The average daily temperature in San Diego is 21 degrees Celsius. During the summer months and into October temperatures of 29 degrees are not unusual. The city averages a mere 10 inches (25 cm) of rain and even during the coldest months of December and January, temperatures still average a mild 20 C.

Getting around San Diego

Like much of Southern California, the easiest way to get around San Diego is by car. You can find several rental car companies at the airport. Bus tickets are cheap and the trolley system is a great way to get around the city or to nearby Tijuana. The Blue Line can take you through Old Town before crossing the border into Mexico. Tickets cost a few dollars and last around two hours.

Getting downtown from the airport

The main airport for travellers on flights to San Diego is San Diego International Airport (SAN) (website: www.san.org ). Public transportation options from the airport include buses, light rail and trains. Car rental and taxis are also available.

San Diego airport overview

Sometimes referred to as Lindbergh Field, San Diego International Airport  is located 4.8km (3 miles) northwest of the centre of the city of San Diego, at the southern tip of California.

It is the United States’ busiest single runway commercial airport, handling around 18 million passengers per year. As it’s situated within a highly populated suburban area, departures are only permitted between 6:30am and 11:30pm.

San Diego International has three terminals: Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal. All international arrivals are handled by Terminal 2, while the Commuter Terminal services flights between San Diego and Los Angeles International Airport. The airport is relatively easy to navigate and flights are generally punctual during most of the year, however delays are common in autumn and winter when visibility is low (thanks to the mighty Santa Ana winds that sweep through the region).

Despite having only one runway, San Diego International manages to keep up with the number of passengers frequenting its terminals each year. It’s a small and clean airport with helpful staff and sufficient amenities.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Diego?

If you book a flight to San Diego, you will be flying into San Diego, which is the city’s only airport. San Diego (SAN) is located 2.6 mi from the centre of San Diego.

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