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The cheapest times to fly from SAN to ATL are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 ATL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1068 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $251 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $269 to $611 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $271. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $605. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $335 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $435 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to ATL flight.

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

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SAN to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to ATL 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 $0.14, 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. 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 $109 (23%) 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 $374. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 23 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SAN to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 12.66% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to CHA flights

Destination alternative #2: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 6.56% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to MGM flights

Destination alternative #3: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 4.49% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to BHM flights

Destination alternative #4: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 2.19% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to AGS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1887 miles or 3037 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to ATL flight is about 4 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from SAN to ATL.

 

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 ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SAN to ATL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for SAN about 3 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 10 minutes late
  • Delta: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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