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The cheapest times to fly from PHX to SAN are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the week of August 20th)

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 PHX to SAN is early December. Prices can be as high as $420 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $168 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $173 to $311 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $309. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $141 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $214 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to SAN flight.

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

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PHX to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHX. 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 $29 (12%) 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 $210. Return trip prices are from the SAN to PHX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PHX to SAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from PHX to SAN while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 22.48% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 9.60% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 8.20% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to ONT flights

Destination alternative #4: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 1.87% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to PSP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 304 miles or 489 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to SAN flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from PHX to SAN.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codePHX
Origination airport namePhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
CityPhoenix, AZ
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.4
Longitude-112

Return Airport

Destination codeSAN
Destination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.7
Longitude-117.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHX to SAN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SAN heading for PHX about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Diego, CA is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 8 minutes late
  • American: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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