The cheapest times to fly from SAN to DFW are
- August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
- December 24th to February 25th
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 DFW is early September. Prices can be as high as $757 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Dallas
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $182 to $393 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 $194. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $372. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $178 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $237 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to DFW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to DFW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to DFW 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 $0.13, 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 $79 (27%) 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 $217. Return trip prices are from the DFW to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SAN to DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 5 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN to DFW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1168 miles or 1880 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to DFW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to DFW flight is about 3 hour 5 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from SAN to DFW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport|
|City||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SAN to DFW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for SAN about 8 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 9 minutes late
- Spirit: 6 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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