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Amazing SMF to SAN Flight Deals

The cheapest flights to San Diego Intl. found within the past 7 days were $78 round trip and $45 one way. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

FAQs about flights from Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF) to San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)

Are there direct flights from Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)?

If you'd rather avoid stopovers, it's a good idea to plan your flight from Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) well in advance of your departure. Southwest Airlines is the only carrier that operates direct flights to San Diego from Sacramento (and vicinity).

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?

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How long is the flight from Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)?

The travel time between Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) and San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is usually about 3 hours and 9 minutes. Make your trip more comfortable by saving a few podcasts on your tablet or laptop and enjoying them with your seat reclined.

What is the flight distance from Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)?

There's a flight distance of 1,056 mi between Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) and San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.). This is classified as a medium-haul flight. You'll have lots of time to take advantage of the in-flight entertainment and fit in some shut-eye if you want to feel fresh on landing.

What airlines fly from Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)?

Want to fly nonstop from Sacramento to San Diego? No problem. Southwest Airlines (WN) offers as many as 188 flights each month and is the preferred choice for many wise wanderers.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

This just in! Airfares offered on Tuesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity in 2019. Wednesday and Friday prices are also good, but you may want to prepare your budget if booking on a Monday, as data shows the start of the week is when prices are generally at their highest.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travelers may already know this, but earlier in the week can be the cheapest time to fly. In 2019, flights departing on a Tuesday were generally the cheapest of the week, whereas you may pay a premium for weekend flights when demand is usually high. On average, tickets were most expensive for Saturday departures, so if you need to fly out on a weekend, you might look for deals ahead of time.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It's possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.

How can I save money on airline tickets?

We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travelers who booked flights on Travelocity in 2019 saved nearly 50% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Sacramento Intl. to San Diego Intl. Flight FAQ

Traveling FromSacramento Intl.
Traveling ToSan Diego Intl.
Shortest Flight Time1 hours 30 mins
Earliest Departure Time9:15AM PST
Latest Departure Time7:15PM PST
Lowest Flight Price$78

Sacramento to San Diego Carriers and Route Information

Flight path for flights from Sacramento International Airport to San Diego International Airport


Distance:
483.00 miles


Airlines & Aircraft Used on SMF to SAN Flight Routes


Airline Carrier
Aircraft
Alaska Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD80

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.