The cheapest times to fly from SAN to BNE are

  • January 29th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • July 30th 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 BNE is early November. Prices can be as high as $2553 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $999 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Brisbane

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Brisbane (BNE) will usually cost between $1056 to $1785 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1046. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2158. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1205 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to BNE flight.

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

SAN to BNE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to BNE 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 $128 (9%) 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 $1228. Return trip prices are from the BNE 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 BNE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to BNE

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 BNE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (SAN > PEK > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $149 (12.32%)

See SAN to PEK flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (SAN > PVG > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1132
  • Average savings: $74 (6.1%)

See SAN to PVG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1142
  • Average savings: $63 (5.23%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Korean Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7196 miles or 11581 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to BNE flight is about 13 hour 56 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from SAN to BNE.


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 BNE
Destination airport name Brisbane International Airport
City Brisbane
Country Australia
Latitude -27.4
Longitude 153.1


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