The cheapest times to fly from SAN to ADL are

  • January 29th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 1st to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

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 SAN to ADL is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2715 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $933 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Adelaide

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Adelaide (ADL) will usually cost between $1086 to $2060 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1057. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1314 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1351 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to ADL flight.

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

SAN to ADL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to ADL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Diego. 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 $170 (11%) 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 $1328. Return trip prices are from the ADL to SAN 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 SAN to ADL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to ADL

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 SAN to ADL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SAN > HKG > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1226
  • Average savings: $125 (9.22%)

See SAN to HKG flights

Hack #2: Sydney (SAN > SYD > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1257
  • Average savings: $94 (6.96%)

See SAN to SYD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SAN > LAX > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1271
  • Average savings: $80 (5.92%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8198 miles or 13193 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to ADL flight is about 15 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SAN to ADL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

Return Airport

Destination code ADL
Destination airport name Adelaide International Airport
City Adelaide
Country Australia
Latitude -34.9
Longitude 138.5


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