The cheapest times to fly from SAN to ALW are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of January 15th)
  • July 30th to November 11th

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 ALW is late October. Prices can be as high as $1218 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $218 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Walla Walla

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Walla Walla, WA (ALW) will usually cost between $229 to $563 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $234. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $351 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $313 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to ALW flight.

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

SAN to ALW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to ALW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below 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 $141 (33%) 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 $282. Return trip prices are from the ALW 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 ALW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 39 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 SAN to ALW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Spokane, WA

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from ALW
  • Usually 25.08% less expensive than ALW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to GEG flights

Destination alternative #2: Tri Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco/Kennewick/Richland, WA

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from ALW
  • Usually 8.79% less expensive than ALW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to PSC flights

Destination alternative #3: Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ALW
  • Usually 3.35% less expensive than ALW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to YKM flights

Destination alternative #4: Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) in Wenatchee, WA

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from ALW
  • Usually 0.96% less expensive than ALW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to EAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 925 miles or 1489 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to ALW flight is about 2 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Walla Walla, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from SAN to ALW.


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 ALW
Destination airport name Walla Walla Regional Airport
City Walla Walla, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 46.1
Longitude -118.3


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