The cheapest times to fly from SAN to FCO are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 16th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 15th)

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 FCO is late January. Prices can be as high as $1617 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $763 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Rome

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Rome (FCO) will usually cost between $789 to $1427 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $806. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1478. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $672 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1035 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to FCO flight.

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

SAN to FCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to FCO 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 $0.1, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Rome, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $108 (10%) 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 $979. Return trip prices are from the FCO 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 FCO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to FCO

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 FCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SAN > JFK > FCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $282 (27.2%)

See SAN to JFK flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (SAN > EWR > FCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $797
  • Average savings: $239 (23.04%)

See SAN to EWR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $235 (22.71%)

See SAN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6367 miles or 10247 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to FCO flight is about 12 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from SAN to FCO.


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 FCO
Destination airport name Fiumicino Airport
City Rome
Country Italy
Latitude 41.8
Longitude 12.3


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