The cheapest times to fly from CHO to SAN are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CHO to SAN is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $932 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $355 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Charlottesville, VA (CHO) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $365 to $645 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $377. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $616. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $239 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $412 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHO to SAN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CHO to SAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CHO to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHO to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Charlottesville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $165 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $375. Return trip prices are from the SAN to CHO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CHO to SAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CHO to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 7.29% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CHO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHO to SAN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2196 miles or 3534 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHO to SAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHO to SAN flight is about 4 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlottesville, VA and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from CHO to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCHO
Origination airport nameCharlottesville Albemarle Airport
CityCharlottesville, VA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSAN
Destination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States


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