The cheapest times to fly from FAT to SAN are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 17th to March 4th (except the weeks of December 24th and February 12th)

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 FAT to SAN is mid August. Prices can be as high as $547 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Fresno, CA (FAT) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $157 to $261 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $169. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $274. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAT to SAN flight.

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

FAT to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAT to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fresno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above 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 $34 (16%) 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 $182. Return trip prices are from the SAN to FAT 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 FAT to SAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 33 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Fresno Yosemite International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 314 miles or 505 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAT to SAN flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Fresno, CA and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from FAT to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFAT
Origination airport nameFresno Yosemite International Airport
CityFresno, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FAT to SAN tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 68% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SAN heading for FAT about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Diego, CA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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