The cheapest times to fly from SAN to BGA are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, and 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 BGA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1874 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $598 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Bucaramanga

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Bucaramanga (BGA) will usually cost between $686 to $1236 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $688. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1505. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $817 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $826 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to BGA flight.

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

SAN to BGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to BGA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 to Bucaramanga, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $118 (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 $832. Return trip prices are from the BGA 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 BGA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to BGA

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 BGA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $641
  • Average savings: $185 (22.41%)

See SAN to BOG flights

Hack #2: Cartagena (SAN > CTG > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $760
  • Average savings: $66 (7.93%)

See SAN to CTG flights

Hack #3: Medellin (SAN > MDE > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $766
  • Average savings: $60 (7.21%)

See SAN to MDE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3325 miles or 5351 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to BGA flight is about 6 hour 58 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SAN to BGA.


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 BGA
Destination airport name Palonegro Airport
City Bucaramanga
Country Colombia
Latitude 7.1
Longitude -73.2


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