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Flights To San Diego

The wisdom of the old proverb "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you" becomes ever-apparent in San Diego, the land of sunshine, sand, and surf—and hardly a shadow in sight. It's the sea you'll notice first as your flight prepares to land at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Better known as Lindbergh Field, San Diego's airport is conveniently located just 4 miles northwest of downtown along the harbor of the San Diego Bay.

It isn’t just the spectacular weather and beautiful beaches that keep visitors coming back to San Diego. From the cultural attractions in Balboa Park to maritime history to world-class dining, it's easy to see why this town has become one of America's favorite vacation destinations. And with the cheapest flights to San Diego from Travelocity, you will have plenty of money left over to explore it all. Welcome to the birthplace of California.

Transportation from SAN

Getting around the city is almost as easy as booking flights to San Diego. Once your plane touches down, it's time to begin the revelry. From your gate, stroll over to the Transportation Plaza to meet your reserved shuttle van or bus or to catch a taxicab. If you'd prefer to take public transportation, the Metropolitan Transit System's Route 992 bus will get you from the airport to downtown in 15 minutes or so. Or you can transfer to the city's light rail transit network, the MTS San Diego Trolley.

Another option is to fully embrace Southern California’s famous car culture. Taking control of your own set of wheels can be the most convenient option for getting from point A to point B. Save time by booking your car rental at the same time you book your airfare to San Diego.

Hotels Near SAN

As your San Diego flight begins to descend, you’ll see shimmering ocean, then the gorgeous skyline, and the islands of Mission Bay. Yes, you’ll think, near the airport is an excellent place to stay. Downtown is just minutes away, as are the beaches and bays. So where, exactly, is the best place for you?

  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is right downtown. Whether you are headed to a conference or business fair at the Convention Center or to the bars and clubs of the Gaslamp District, this hotel is in the heart of it all.
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside doesn’t just have a beautiful-sounding name. Cuisine connoisseurs will love exploring nearby Little Italy, while the free shuttle to top attractions will please those who don’t want to rent a car.
  • At The Dana on Mission Bay, “waterfront” is the only word you need to know. With a bayfront infinity pool, ocean-view restaurant, and water sport rentals at the private marina, this hotel is the embodiment of the laid-back California lifestyle.
  • Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa simply can’t be beat when it comes to soaking up the sunshine. This lush, Polynesian-themed hideaway has bay-view balconies in every room, and it is just steps from Mission Beach and boardwalk.

Things to Do Near SAN

Plane tickets to San Diego are also your ticket to fun—the airport couldn’t be better located. It’s in the city center, and also right on the water. You’ll have no shortage of things to do as soon as you get off the plane.

  • Take the airport shuttle to the Middletown Green Line Trolley Station and ride north two stops to Old Town, one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. Buy your first souvenir from the vendors peddling luchador masks, then enjoy a sandwich from the 19th-century-inspired Rust General Store.
  • Journey three stops south instead and you’ll find yourself at Seaport Village. If you’re feeling tired after that flight, sip some java at Upstart Crow Coffeehouse, then browse the unique shops. From surf shops to ponchos to shops full of hot sauce, you will find pretty much anything you’d expect from San Diego.
  • If the only direction you want to go is toward the beach, we can point the way. Ocean Beach is the closest, and the 923 bus can get you there easily; a taxi or car rental, however, is even easier.

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Flight Info

Destination Airport San Diego Intl.
Destination City Name San Diego
Flight Price $117

San Diego Flights - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find cheap flights to San Diego?

    We know you're looking for the best flights at the lowest fares, so we found some of the sweetest deals in town just for you. Check out the top flight deals to San Diego. Act quickly and score yourself a bargain!\n\n* Frontier Airlines has a flight from to San Diego departing on 5/24/19 and returning on 5/28/19 all for only $67.00 per person.* [Book these Frontier Airlines flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-05-24/2019-05-28?FromAirport=LAS&ToAirport=SAN&Airline=F9&NumAdult=1)\n* Delta has a flight from to San Diego departing on 5/28/19 and returning on 6/1/19 all for only $127.00 per person.* [Book these Delta flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-05-28/2019-06-01?FromAirport=SEA&ToAirport=SAN&Airline=DL&NumAdult=1)\n* United has a flight from to San Diego departing on 6/11/19 and returning on 6/14/19 all for only $128.00 per person.* [Book these United flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-06-11/2019-06-14?FromAirport=SFO&ToAirport=SAN&Airline=UA&NumAdult=1)\n\n*Prices vary and will be updated when you view current flight availability results. Deals displayed here are based on flight pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual flight date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.\n
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly to San Diego?

    Some of the most popular airlines flying to San Diego are below. But before you check those out, we've got a secret for you. Did you know the airlines that fly to San Diego most frequently could also have the lowest airfares? So aim for the airlines that fly to San Diego most often and save a little extra on your next flight:\n\n* Delta Air Lines Flies 463 flights per week between and San Diego.\n* American Airlines Flies 413 flights per week between and San Diego.\n* Southwest Airlines Flies 336 flights per week between and San Diego.\n
  • Which hotels are located near airports or major attractions in San Diego?

    We've put together a list of hotels in San Diego close to airports and popular sights to see. Check out the hotels below. All of them are within proximity to must-see attractions and major airports in and around the city of San Diego.\n\n* [Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego](https://www.travelocity.com/San-Diego-County-Hotels-Manchester-Grand-Hyatt-San-Diego.h12073.Hotel-Information): This expansive highrise hotel towers over San Diego Bay next to the Seaport Village retail complex, 1 block from the convention center, and 2 blocks from the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This hotel has a 4.00 star rating.\n* [Wyndham San Diego Bayside](https://www.travelocity.com/San-Diego-County-Hotels-Wyndham-San-Diego-Bayside.h11177.Hotel-Information): Just west of the downtown core, this San Diego hotel is across the street from the cruise ship terminal, Coronado ferry, and the Maritime Museum. The Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park are within 1.5 miles. This hotel has a 3.50 star rating.\n* [The Sofia Hotel](https://www.travelocity.com/San-Diego-County-Hotels-The-Sofia-Hotel.h1573807.Hotel-Information): In the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, and 6 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center and the cruise ship terminal. This hotel has a 3.50 star rating.\n* [The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows](https://www.travelocity.com/San-Diego-County-Hotels-The-Lafayette-Hotel.h1530.Hotel-Information): This family-friendly San Diego hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Carousel, and Mission Valley Mall. Balboa Park is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. This hotel has a 3.00 star rating.\n
  • What are the top attractions in San Diego?

    San Diego has over 101 points of interest for you to choose from. We suggest checking out Mission Beach and Seaworld first because they are the most popular attractions in San Diego. Don't forget about other highly recommended spots like San Diego Convention Center, Coronado Beach, and Navy Pier. Get out there and see what the city has to offer on your trip to San Diego!
  • What are the top car rental deals?

    Get around San Diego with ease after booking one of our great car hire deals. Check out our deals on the best car hires in San Diego to get started:\n\n* Compact or Larger, We pick the car---a Standard car from Thrifty---starting at only $19.00 per day.*\n* Hyundai Accent---a Economy car from Economy Rent a Car---starting at only $16.00 per day.*\n* Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta---a Compact car from Alamo---starting at only $19.00 per day.*\n\n*Prices vary and will be updated when you view current car hire availability results. Deals displayed here are based on car hire pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual rental date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.\n

FAQs about San Diego Flights

Which airlines fly to San Diego?

There are plenty of airline companies that operate flights in and out of San Diego — 20 to be precise. Prominent ones include:

  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines
  • Japan Transocean Air
What airport is best to fly into San Diego?

You don't have to look up flight options into numerous airports when planning a trip to San Diego. San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is the city's only airport, and is located 2 miles (4 kilometers) from the downtown area.

Where to stay in San Diego

Finding a comfortable place to stay close to San Diego is easy. There are 172 properties to select from, all within strolling distance of this neighborhood's center. Lock in a room today and start counting down to your big trip!

Sometimes, we all need a bit of extravagance to spice up our life. If you're looking for some luxurious accommodations around San Diego, check out The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego. Their soft beds and fancy little extras will make you want to stay there forever! If that's not what you're looking for, consider the USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown or the HI San Diego Downtown. You'll be able to put away some cash and still enjoy an unforgettable vacation.

If you're trying to find lodgings close to San Diego Convention Center, Downtown San Diego, you don't have to search too far! The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego are both within walking distance.

Places to visit in San Diego

The San Diego Convention Center is such a famous attraction that tourists come from all corners of the globe to see it. Base yourself in San Diego and not only will you be a stone's throw away, you'll also be able to beat the hordes!

There's nothing like vacationing in a place that has heaps of notable attractions. In this buzzing neighborhood, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego are a stone's throw away.

March on over to Navy Pier, where you might be able to take a closer look. Want more nearby options? You don't need to leave the city to enjoy the fresh air and relaxing atmosphere of parkland spaces. Centennial Park awaits tourists and local people alike. But that's not all there is. A memorable experience full of soft fragrance and captivating colors is what you'll get at Japanese Friendship Garden. Be sure to inquire about visiting times before heading to this popular private garden.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Diego

If you like the idea of spending more time at the airport cafes and less time moving through security on your way to San Diego, just follow these handy tips:

  • Make sure your travel ID and boarding pass are easy to reach. You will be instructed to show them straightaway.
  • You'll need to stop the music for a short while. Earphones and headphones must be taken off and placed in a tub for X-raying. The same applies to items such as heavy jackets and belts.
  • Make sure your phone, laptop and other electronic devices are easily accessible. These items need to be sent through the X-ray machine in separate trays.
  • Toothpaste, deodorant and other toiletry items in gel, liquid or cream form need to be stored in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They also need to fit in a 1-quart (1-liter) clear zip-lock plastic bag.
  • The airport security will likely tell you to take off your shoes prior to entering the body scanner. Wear a pair that you can take off easily. There's nothing more annoying than having to do your laces up over and over again.
  • Pack any pocketknives or other pointy metal items inside your checked luggage. Airport security won't permit these on the aircraft.
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