Cheap Flights from IPL to SAN: When to Fly from El Centro to San Diego
The cheapest times to fly from IPL to SAN are
July 30th 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 IPL to SAN is early November. Prices can be as high as $614 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $318 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to San Diego
Flying from El Centro, CA (IPL) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $326 to $461 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $473. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $126 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IPL to SAN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IPL to SAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
IPL to SAN Flight Prices
Compared to other flights, the IPL to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Centro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.56, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $29 (7%) 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 $354. Return trip prices are from the SAN to IPL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Departure Day Prices
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IPL to SAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 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 IPL to SAN while comparing.
Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA
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 IPL to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!
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