The cheapest times to fly from SAN to CTS are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • August 27th to December 9th

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 CTS is early September. Prices can be as high as $1977 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $830 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Sapporo

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Sapporo (CTS) will usually cost between $834 to $1638 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $833. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1684. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $851 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1031 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to CTS flight.

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

SAN to CTS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to CTS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 to Sapporo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $207 (14%) 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 $1017. Return trip prices are from the CTS 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 CTS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to CTS

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 CTS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (SAN > LAS > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $960
  • Average savings: $72 (6.94%)

See SAN to LAS flights

Hack #2: Tokyo (SAN > NRT > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1007
  • Average savings: $25 (2.38%)

See SAN to NRT flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1026
  • Average savings: $6 (0.53%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5225 miles or 8409 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to CTS flight is about 10 hour 23 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from SAN to CTS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAN
Origination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCTS
Destination airport nameNew Chitose Airport


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