The cheapest times to fly from PPN to SAN are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 PPN to SAN is late January. Prices can be as high as $2160 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $651 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Popayan (PPN) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $740 to $1775 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $712. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1887. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1175 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1000 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PPN to SAN flight.

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

PPN to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PPN to SAN flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Popayán. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Popayán. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $162 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1068. Return trip prices are from the SAN to PPN 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 PPN to SAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 1 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 PPN to SAN while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 18.30% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPN to LAX flights


Flight Hacking PPN 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 PPN to SAN ÔÇö but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $767
  • Average savings: $233 (23.3%)

See PPN to FLL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $87 (8.7%)

See PPN to BOG flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (PPN > MIA > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $76 (7.6%)

See PPN to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Avianca, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3357 miles or 5403 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PPN to SAN flight is about 7 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from PPN to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PPN
Origination airport name Machangara Airport
City Popayan
Country Colombia
Latitude 2.5
Longitude -76.6

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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