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Alaska Airlinesoutbound: Sep 25, 2023
direct (1h35m)
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Alaska Airlinesreturn: Oct 2, 2023
direct (1h34m)
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Spirit Airlinesoutbound: Dec 15, 2022
direct (1h32m)
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Spirit Airlinesreturn: Dec 22, 2022
direct (1h49m)
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Frontier Airlinesoutbound: Dec 15, 2022
1 stop (5h55m)
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Frontier Airlinesreturn: Dec 22, 2022
1 stop (7h49m)
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Finnairoutbound: Jul 15, 2023
1 stop (15h05m)
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Finnairreturn: Jul 22, 2023
1 stop (15h01m)
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Icelandairoutbound: Jul 15, 2023
2 stops (18h)
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Icelandairreturn: Jul 22, 2023
2 stops (18h42m)
Icelandair
Alaska Airlinesoutbound: Jan 12, 2023
direct (6h15m)
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Alaska Airlinesreturn: Jan 17, 2023
direct (5h26m)
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United Airlinesoutbound: Dec 13, 2022
1 stop (9h31m)
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United Airlinesreturn: Dec 20, 2022
direct (4h01m)
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JetBlueoutbound: May 26, 2023
1 stop (26h34m)
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Delta Air Linesreturn: May 29, 2023
1 stop (7h17m)
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Singapore Airlinesoutbound: Dec 19, 2022
2 stops (26h20m)
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Singapore Airlinesreturn: Jan 6, 2023
2 stops (43h01m)
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TAP Air Portugaloutbound: Dec 19, 2022
2 stops (22h45m)
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TAP Air Portugalreturn: Jan 6, 2023
2 stops (31h45m)
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Air Europaoutbound: Dec 17, 2022
2 stops (26h25m)
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Air Europareturn: Jan 6, 2023
2 stops (39h32m)
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San Diego guide: how to get there, what to see

San Diego city centre
Lindbergh Field (SAN): 4 km from city centre

Flights to San Diego: need to know

Cheap airline tickets to San Diego

Welcome to beautiful San Diego! Just starting to plan your trip? Most flights to San Diego will land at San Diego International Airport (SAN) just outside of the downtown area. Southwest, US Airways, American West, Aeromexico, American, Continental and Delta all serve San Diego.

When to book the cheapest flights to San Diego

San Diego may not have the sun and beach weather like Los Angeles does, but this city certainly enjoys its share of good weather. Think of it as mild Mediterranean. If you’re after the cheapest flights to San Diego, book at least 4-5 months in advance.

  • Peak season: Summer, from July to September.
  • Low season: Springtime tends to be mostly cloudy.
  • Flight duration

    A non-stop flight to San Diego from New York takes 6 hours.

    Experience San Diego: sights, tours and activities

    San Diego is definitely the more relaxed and calmer version of its sister Los Angeles further north. With great beaches and top attractions like the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, what more could you want under the Californian sun?

    Essentials in San Diego

    Balboa Park: Think of this place as the heart of San Diego. Its campus of museums, parks, gardens, arboretums, neo-classical Spanish architecture and more will definitely give you something to write home about. The famous San Diego Zoo is also located here, with over 100 acres of displays.

    SeaWorld: There is one big fellow here that deserves a hello and that’s Shamu, probably the most famous killer whale in the world. SeaWorld opened here in 1964 and you can easily spend an entire day here playing with dolphins, feeding the sea lions and giving Shamu a high-five.

    La Jolla: Welcome to upscale San Diego! This beach neighborhood is home to the University of California’s San Diego campus and some pretty gorgeous scenery. Don’t miss the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

    Visit www.sandiego.org for more info.

    Hotels and accommodation in San Diego

    San Diego’s hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Downtown, Coronado and Ocean Beach have some luxurious beachside resorts if you’re looking to splurge. For longer stays, why not try a beach cottage or vacation rental?

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    7 Reasons To Visit San Diego

    Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, San Diego boasts a warm climate, relaxed atmosphere and plenty to see and do. Discover the best of the city with these 7 reasons why we think it's time to book those flights to San Diego.

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    Spirit Airlinesoutbound: Dec 13, 2022
    1 stop (7h11m)
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    Frontier Airlinesreturn: Dec 20, 2022
    1 stop (18h39m)
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    Frontier Airlinesoutbound: Dec 15, 2022
    1 stop (5h55m)
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    Frontier Airlinesreturn: Dec 22, 2022
    1 stop (7h49m)
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    Spirit Airlinesoutbound: Dec 15, 2022
    direct (1h32m)
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    Spirit Airlinesreturn: Dec 22, 2022
    direct (1h49m)
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    Alaska Airlinesoutbound: Jan 12, 2023
    direct (6h15m)
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    Alaska Airlinesreturn: Jan 17, 2023
    direct (5h26m)
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    Finnairoutbound: Mar 12, 2023
    1 stop (18h52m)
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    Finnairreturn: Mar 19, 2023
    1 stop (17h04m)
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