The cheapest times to fly from MDE to SAN are

  • January 15th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • August 20th to September 23rd (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of November 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 MDE to SAN is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1571 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $421 for Thursday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Medellin (MDE) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $621 to $1084 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $652. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1287. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $635 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $815 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDE to SAN flight.

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

MDE to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDE to SAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Medellin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Medellin. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $72 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $798. Return trip prices are from the SAN to MDE 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 MDE 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 6 hour 50 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 MDE to SAN while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 26.95% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDE to LAX flights


Flight Hacking MDE 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 MDE to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (MDE > BOG > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $704
  • Average savings: $111 (13.63%)

See MDE to FLL flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (MDE > FLL > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $732
  • Average savings: $83 (10.19%)

See MDE to BOG flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (MDE > LAS > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $734
  • Average savings: $81 (9.88%)

See MDE to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Jose Maria Cordova Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3248 miles or 5227 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDE to SAN flight is about 6 hour 50 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from MDE to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDE
Origination airport name Jose Maria Cordova Airport
City Medellin
Country Colombia
Latitude 6.2
Longitude -75.4

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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