The cheapest times to fly from PSP to SAN are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 16th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 11th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 PSP to SAN is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $616 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $242 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $252 to $448 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $174 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $327 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PSP to SAN flight.

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

PSP to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PSP to SAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Palm Springs. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.39, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $95 (25%) 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 $283. Return trip prices are from the SAN to PSP 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 PSP 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 1 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 85 miles or 137 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PSP to SAN flight is about 1 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Palm Springs, CA and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from PSP to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PSP
Origination airport name Palm Springs International Airport
City Palm Springs, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -116.5

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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