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About Flights to San Diego

Summary info about San Diego flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$722

Best Return Price

$1,371

Fastest flight time

17h 05m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to San Diego from Australia in the last 72 hours is $722 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego).
The best return flight price to San Diego from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,371 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego).
The fastest flight to San Diego from Australia takes 17h 05m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to San Diego, including United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada.

Cheapest flights to San Diego airports

Find the cheapest flights to these San Diego airports from your nearest city or airport
Sydney
San Diego

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO San Diego

Sydney (SYD) to San Diego (SAN)

Typically, flights to San Diego from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego, which has an average price of $1,979

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM SYDNEYMay17% cheaperFlying from Sydney to San Diego costs on average just $1,640 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM SYDNEYNovember32% more expensiveIt costs about $2,610 for flights to San Diego from Sydney in November
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO FROM SYDNEYMay643% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to San Diego from Sydney in May than any other month

When is the best time to fly to San Diego?

Currently, direct flights from Australia to San Diego, USA, are unavailable. However, on average, a one-stop flight from Sydney, Australia, via Los Angeles touches down in San Diego, USA, in about 17 hours. If you fly from Sydney and stop twice at Incheon and Los Angeles, you will arrive in about 45 hours. However, it can take longer than this, depending on where you stop and the waiting duration. From Melbourne via Doha and San Francisco, the plane will be landing at San Diego in about 54 hours. However, there are shorter routes than this, including a stop at Doha and Dallas, which takes about 40 hours.

While direct flight options to San Diego International Airport, San Diego, may not be available at any airport in Australia, plenty of connecting flights to San Diego, USA, are available. Sydney offers great San Diego flight deals via a maximum of three stops. One-stop flights from Sydney will likely stop at either San Francisco or Los Angeles before the plane lands at your destination. From Brisbane, the plane will likely stop twice, at Doha and San Francisco, before heading to San Diego. Most flights from Gold Coast, Australia, fly through at least three cities, for example Sydney, Tokyo and San Francisco, before landing at San Diego Airport.

Users booking trips to San Diego from Las Vegas found flights 94% cheaper than the average price of flights to San Diego. To find the cheapest price to San Diego from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of May is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Australia, with most prices found around $1,640. If you’re not able to fly to San Diego in May, then February is your next best option. Flight prices from Australia to San Diego during February average around $1,674.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to San Diego from Australia when booking 29 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to San Diego for around $1,979 when searching 29 days out. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to San Diego from Australia for as low as $1,371 on momondo.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to San Diego from Australia is on a Thursday. momondo users have found tickets for Thursday departures for as low as $1,704. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from Australia because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around $2,105.

Our data shows that the cheapest Australia to San Diego flights are usually those with departure times in the morning. Our users have found flights to San Diego in the morning for as low as $1,857. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around $2,125. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to San Diego for January, February, and March. Parks like Crystal Cove State Park are popular hot spots in those months.

The month of August is often the best time to visit San Diego to go to the beach due to the weather. Mission Beach is the most often visited beach in the area. Another popular beach in the area is La Jolla Cove.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near San Diego is possible. If you are planning a flight to San Diego, consider booking flights to San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport (47 km from San Diego city centre), Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport (126 km from San Diego city centre), Palm Springs Airport (138 km from San Diego city centre), Long Beach Municipal Airport (153 km from San Diego city centre) or Ontario Airport (155 km from San Diego city centre).

Palm Springs Airport has an average price of $636 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting San Diego. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.



San Diego flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to San Diego found recently by users on momondo
Air Canada
20 Oct.
SYD06:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 03m
1 stop
SAN08:33San Diego
23 Oct.
SAN04:00San Diego
30h 45m
1 stop
SYD10:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
5 Oct.
MEL02:10Melbourne
23h 58m
2 stops
SAN02:08San Diego
12 Oct.
SAN04:00San Diego
37h 35m
2 stops
MEL17:35Melbourne
Air Canada
20 Oct.
SYD06:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 03m
1 stop
SAN08:33San Diego
23 Oct.
SAN04:00San Diego
44h 40m
2 stops
SYD00:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
8 Oct.
MEL02:30Melbourne
30h 03m
2 stops
SAN08:33San Diego
22 Oct.
SAN04:00San Diego
37h 35m
2 stops
MEL17:35Melbourne
Air Canada
6 Oct.
SYD10:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
40h 08m
2 stops
SAN02:08San Diego
23 Oct.
SAN04:00San Diego
30h 45m
1 stop
SYD10:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
20 Sep.
SYD06:20Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 17m
1 stop
SAN23:37San Diego
2 Nov.
SAN09:47San Diego
24h 18m
1 stop
SYD10:05Sydney Kingsford Smith

Find the cheapest one-way flights to San Diego

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to San Diego, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada and Hawaiian Airlines
Multiple Airlines
29 Aug.
SYD12:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
32h 22m
2 stops
SAN20:52San Diego
Multiple Airlines
29 Aug.
SYD12:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
32h 22m
2 stops
SAN20:52San Diego
Multiple Airlines
28 Jul.
SYD12:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 37m
1 stop
SAN12:07San Diego

Which airlines fly to San Diego?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to San Diego

Which airlines fly to San Diego?

There may be other airlines that fly to San Diego from Australia, but the most popular among our users are United Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air Canada and Japan Airlines. These airlines should offer flights to San Diego on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in Australia.

Hawaiian Airlines Flights to San Diego

The most popular airline for flights to San Diego on momondo is Hawaiian Airlines, which operates 7 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Honolulu, with the best deal for Hawaiian Airlines flights to San Diego being $1,407 (return, Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 120 Hawaiian Airlines reviews, it is rated 8.3 by momondo users.

Virgin Atlantic Flights to San Diego

Another popular choice for flights to San Diego is Virgin Atlantic (7.9/10, 63 reviews). Most Virgin Atlantic flights landing in San Diego will be arriving from New York John F Kennedy Intl, but there are 17 Virgin Atlantic flights to San Diego from all departure points globally so prices can vary significantly. The best Virgin Atlantic deal found on momondo this week was $1,306 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Diego, return).


Airports near San Diego

Below you will find all the airports in San Diego along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from San Diego Airport?

City Bus public transit runs between the airport and San Diego downtown from early in the morning till late in the evening. Buses stop at Terminals 1 and 2, and on weekdays, the bus leaves the airport every 15 minutes, while it leaves every 30 minutes on the weekends and holidays. There is also a shared path for bicyclists and pedestrians who want to walk from the airport to the city centre. Taxi services are plenty at the airport, and there are two designated pick points for each terminal; it takes about 10 minutes to drive in a taxi from the airport to the city centre via N Harbor Dr. Free ride-sharing apps are also available in San Diego. Travellers planning to explore the greater San Diego region by themselves should opt for car hires that are readily available at the terminals.


Popular routes to San Diego

Most frequently searched flights to San Diego along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time17h 17m
Cheapest price$1,385
Melbourne to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time21h 20m
Cheapest price$1,453
Los Angeles to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time0h 50m
Cheapest price$263
Perth to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time26h 29m
Cheapest price$6,746
Brisbane to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time27h 37m
Cheapest price$1,783

Visa requirements for visiting San Diego

Australian nationals visiting San Diego, USA, for health care, tourism or business purposes don’t need a visa but will need an ESTA. However, this only applies to those whose stay doesn’t exceed 90 days. A passport is a mandatory requirement for all Australians travelling to San Diego, USA.


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Best things to do and see in San Diego

San Diego is known for its great weather and world-class beaches. One thing you can’t afford to miss during a trip to San Diego is taking a ferry to Coronado. It takes about 15 minutes to ride on a boat from the Convention Centre or the Broadway Pier to Coronado Ferry Landing, where travellers can engage in paddleboarding and biking activities. Then head to Mike’s Taco Club and take a Cali Burrito that consists of salsa, guac, sour cream and french fries. End your trip with a tour to La Jolla Shores Beach, where you can get a chance to swim with sharks.


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