The cheapest times to fly from LUG to SAN are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • October 29th 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 LUG to SAN is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1471 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $516 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Lugano (LUG) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $552 to $1109 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $559. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1289. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $730 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $654 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to SAN flight.

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

LUG to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LUG to SAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lugano. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LUG. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lugano. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $112 (9%) 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 $683. Return trip prices are from the SAN to LUG 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 LUG 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 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6040 miles or 9720 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to SAN flight is about 11 hour 51 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from LUG to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLUG
Origination airport nameLugano Airport

Return Airport

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


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