The cheapest times to fly from SAN to HIJ are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 8th
  • September 3rd 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 HIJ is late September. Prices can be as high as $1794 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $835 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Hiroshima

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Hiroshima (HIJ) will usually cost between $839 to $1496 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $839. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $655 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1018 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to HIJ flight.

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

SAN to HIJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to HIJ 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Hiroshima, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $178 (13%) 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 $1008. Return trip prices are from the HIJ 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 HIJ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 41 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 HIJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from HIJ
  • Usually 16.46% less expensive than HIJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to KIX flights

Destination alternative #2: Osaka International Airport (ITM) in Osaka

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from HIJ
  • Usually 12.53% less expensive than HIJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to ITM flights

Destination alternative #3: Kobe Airport (UKB) in Kobe Honshu Island

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from HIJ
  • Usually 7.27% less expensive than HIJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to UKB flights


Flight Hacking SAN to HIJ

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 HIJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SAN > HKG > HIJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $995
  • Average savings: $23 (2.21%)

See SAN to HKG flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (SAN > LAS > HIJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $13 (1.23%)

See SAN to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5941 miles or 9561 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to HIJ flight is about 11 hour 41 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SAN to HIJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeHIJ
Destination airport nameHiroshima Airport


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