The cheapest times to fly from SAN to JFK are
- January 1st to March 18th
- September 3rd 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 JFK is late January. Prices can be as high as $1081 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $268 for Tuesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $273 to $505 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 $279. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $583. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $303 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $327 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to JFK 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 $0.08, 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 $80 (20%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the JFK to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SAN to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2440 miles or 3927 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to JFK flight is about 5 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from SAN to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SAN to JFK tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for SAN about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 14 minutes late
- JetBlue: 23 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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