The cheapest times to fly from HIJ to SAN are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 HIJ to SAN is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $2059 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $987 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Hiroshima (HIJ) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $988 to $1639 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1027. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1651. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $624 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1305 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIJ to SAN flight.

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

HIJ to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HIJ to SAN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Hiroshima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Hiroshima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $178 (13%) 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 $1205. Return trip prices are from the SAN to HIJ 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 HIJ 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 11 hour 41 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 HIJ to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 18.24% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See HIJ to ONT flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 16.28% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See HIJ to LAX flights


Flight Hacking HIJ to SAN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from HIJ to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tokyo (HIJ > HND > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1229
  • Average savings: $76 (5.82%)

See HIJ to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (HIJ > HKG > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1235
  • Average savings: $70 (5.36%)

See HIJ to HND flights

Hack #3: Tokyo (HIJ > NRT > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1239
  • Average savings: $66 (5.06%)

See HIJ to NRT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5941 miles or 9561 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIJ to SAN flight is about 11 hour 41 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from HIJ to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIJ
Origination airport name Hiroshima Airport
City Hiroshima
Country Japan
Latitude 34.4
Longitude 132.9

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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