The cheapest times to fly from SAN to GLA are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 GLA is late May. Prices can be as high as $1819 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $700 for Thursday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Glasgow

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Glasgow (GLA) will usually cost between $762 to $1480 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $707. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1498. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $791 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $943 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to GLA flight.

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

SAN to GLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to GLA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GLA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Fridays 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 $97 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $999. Return trip prices are from the GLA 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 GLA 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 16 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 GLA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Aberdeen Dyce Airport (ABZ) in Aberdeen

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from GLA
  • Usually 6.15% less expensive than GLA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to ABZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in Edinburgh

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from GLA
  • Usually 2.44% less expensive than GLA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to EDI flights


Flight Hacking SAN to GLA

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 GLA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (SAN > SEA > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $834
  • Average savings: $109 (11.56%)

See SAN to SEA flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (SAN > BOS > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $883
  • Average savings: $61 (6.42%)

See SAN to BOS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $885
  • Average savings: $58 (6.15%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Thomas Cook Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5155 miles or 8296 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to GLA flight is about 10 hour 16 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeGLA
Destination airport nameGlasgow Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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