The cheapest times to fly from SAN to JRO are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • 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 JRO is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $5263 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1270 for Monday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Mount Kilimanjaro

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) will usually cost between $1271 to $4597 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2974. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1667 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1538 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to JRO flight.

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

SAN to JRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to JRO flight is more expensive than the average and costs 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JRO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Mount Kilimanjaro, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $479 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1533. Return trip prices are from the JRO 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 JRO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 39 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 JRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from JRO
  • Usually 15.60% less expensive than JRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to NBO flights


Flight Hacking SAN to JRO

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 JRO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1178
  • Average savings: $360 (23.41%)

See SAN to JFK flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SAN > SFO > JRO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1280
  • Average savings: $258 (16.78%)

See SAN to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1320
  • Average savings: $218 (14.17%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9814 miles or 15794 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to JRO flight is about 18 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SAN to JRO.


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 JRO
Destination airport name Kilimanjaro International Airport
City Kilimanjaro
Country Tanzania
Latitude -3.4
Longitude 37.1


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