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The cheapest times to fly from SAN to MLI are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th 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 MLI is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $905 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $358 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Moline

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Moline, IL (MLI) will usually cost between $368 to $638 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $601. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $212 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $418 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to MLI flight.

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

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SAN to MLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to MLI 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 $0.16, 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 $137 (26%) 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 $381. Return trip prices are from the MLI to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN to MLI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 50 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 MLI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 25.48% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 15.07% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to MSN flights

Destination alternative #3: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 7.66% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to MDW flights

Destination alternative #4: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 1.67% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to CID flights

Destination alternative #5: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 0.48% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to PIA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to MLI? 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 Quad City International Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1581 miles or 2544 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to MLI flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Moline, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from SAN to MLI.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSAN
Origination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.7
Longitude-117.2

Return Airport

Destination codeMLI
Destination airport nameQuad City International Airport
CityMoline, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude41.4
Longitude-90.5

 

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