The cheapest times to fly from MEM to SAN are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 13th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)
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 MEM to SAN is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $906 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $302 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to San Diego
Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $315 to $535 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $519. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $188 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $387 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to SAN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MEM to SAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MEM to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEM. 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 $137 (29%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $343. Return trip prices are from the SAN to MEM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MEM 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 3 hour 48 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 MEM to SAN while comparing.
- 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
- Usually 23.26% less expensive than SAN
- Nonstop flights available
- 85 miles (137 km) away from SAN
- Usually 6.46% less expensive than SAN
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MEM 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, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Memphis International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1564 miles or 2517 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MEM to SAN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to SAN flight is about 3 hour 48 minutes.
How many flights go between Memphis, TN and San Diego, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from MEM to SAN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Memphis International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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