The cheapest times to fly from SAN to DOH are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • October 8th 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 DOH is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2356 for Friday flights during mid April, or as low as $1142 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Doha

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Doha (DOH) will usually cost between $1152 to $1766 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 $1162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $1889. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $727 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1335 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to DOH flight.

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

SAN to DOH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to DOH 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 fly to DOH, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Doha, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $63 (4%) 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 $1359. Return trip prices are from the DOH 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 DOH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to DOH

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 DOH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (SAN > IAH > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $242 (18.09%)

See SAN to IAH flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SAN > LAX > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1099
  • Average savings: $236 (17.68%)

See SAN to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SAN > SFO > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1142
  • Average savings: $193 (14.46%)

See SAN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8360 miles or 13454 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to DOH flight is about 16 hour 2 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from SAN to DOH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeDOH
Destination airport nameDoha International Airport


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