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The cheapest times to fly from CMH to SAN are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 CMH to SAN is late October. Prices can be as high as $968 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $289 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Columbus, OH (CMH) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $317 to $540 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $313. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $520. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $378 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMH to SAN flight.

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

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CMH to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMH to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbus. 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 $124 (26%) 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 $341. Return trip prices are from the SAN to CMH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CMH 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 31 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 CMH to SAN while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 30.95% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMH to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 5.69% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to SNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 5.29% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 4.63% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to PSP flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 3.70% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMH to ONT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to John Glenn Columbus International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1960 miles or 3154 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMH to SAN flight is about 4 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbus, OH and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from CMH to SAN.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code CMH
Origination airport name John Glenn Columbus International Airport
City Columbus, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -82.9

Return Airport

Destination code SAN
Destination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

 

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