The cheapest times to fly from SAN to GUC are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the week of March 5th)
  • June 4th to July 15th (except the week of June 25th)
  • August 6th to October 7th

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 GUC is early January. Prices can be as high as $1088 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $460 for Tuesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Gunnison

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Gunnison, CO (GUC) will usually cost between $485 to $811 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $822. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $321 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $655 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to GUC flight.

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

SAN to GUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to GUC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.58, which is above 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 $123 (17%) 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 $582. Return trip prices are from the GUC 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 GUC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 15 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 GUC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 48 miles (77 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 52.98% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to ASE flights

Destination alternative #2: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 44.73% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to GJT flights

Destination alternative #3: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 42.29% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to COS flights

Destination alternative #4: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 41.76% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to EGE flights

Destination alternative #5: Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Montrose/Delta, CO

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 33.97% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to MTJ flights

Destination alternative #6: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 29.92% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to DRO flights


Flight Hacking SAN to GUC

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 GUC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (SAN > DEN > GUC)

  • Price for both tickets: $579
  • Average savings: $77 (11.68%)

See SAN to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to GUC? 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 Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 701 miles or 1128 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to GUC flight is about 2 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Gunnison, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from SAN to GUC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeGUC
Destination airport nameGunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
CityGunnison, CO
Countrythe United States


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