From
To
Thu 1/10
Thu 8/10
Any month
Compare vs Cheapflights |
From
To
Leaving on
Thu 1/10
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

Home North America USA California Cheap flights to San Diego, California

Cheap Flights to San Diego

Popular in July High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £526 Average for round-trip flights in septiembre 2020
Round-trip from £289 From London to San Diego
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to San Diego related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to San Diego along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to San Diego and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for San Diego flights by month

January
£506
February
£436
March
£481
April
£533
May
£546
June
£573
July
£780
August
£563
September
£525
October
£531
November
£483
December
£503
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to San Diego is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to San Diego?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - SAN
Price
£436 - £976
SAN
Temperature
19 - 27 °C
SAN
Rainfall
1 - 70 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to San Diego, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. August sees the temperatures in San Diego peak to their warmest. February tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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

The price you pay for your flight to San Diego may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Diego?

The cheapest flights to San Diego are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

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

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your San Diego trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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. 

Back to top

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.

Back to top

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.

 

Back to top

Find the best prices for you!

Cheap tickets to San Diego found by our users in United Kingdom

San Diego, California airports

Home North America USA California Cheap flights to San Diego, California