The cheapest times to fly from SAN to FAY are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 FAY is early December. Prices can be as high as $901 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $331 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Fayetteville

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Fayetteville, NC (FAY) will usually cost between $350 to $637 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $581. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $204 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $404 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to FAY flight.

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

SAN to FAY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to FAY 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 $0.11, 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 $158 (30%) 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 $365. Return trip prices are from the FAY 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 FAY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SAN to FAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 3.47% less expensive than FAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 2.85% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to PGV flights

Destination alternative #3: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, NC

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 2.48% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to EWN flights

Destination alternative #4: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 2.35% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to GSO flights

Destination alternative #5: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia, SC

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 1.73% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to CAE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2190 miles or 3524 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to FAY flight is about 4 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Fayetteville, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from SAN to FAY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeFAY
Destination airport nameFayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport
CityFayetteville, NC
Countrythe United States


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