The cheapest times to fly from PLO to SAN are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 16th to July 29th
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 PLO to SAN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2494 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1017 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Port Lincoln (PLO) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $1030 to $2079 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1062. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2258. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1196 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1349 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PLO to SAN flight.

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

PLO to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PLO to SAN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Port Lincoln. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $277 (13%) 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 $1307. Return trip prices are from the SAN to PLO 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 PLO to SAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Adelaide (PLO > ADL > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $253 (18.72%)

See PLO to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (PLO > SFO > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $221 (16.38%)

See PLO to ADL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Delta, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8330 miles or 13406 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PLO to SAN flight is about 15 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Port Lincoln and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from PLO to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PLO
Origination airport name Port Lincoln Airport
City Port Lincoln
Country Australia
Latitude -34.6
Longitude 135.9

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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