The cheapest times to fly from SAN to MPM are

  • February 19th to June 3rd (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 20th to November 11th

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 MPM is late September. Prices can be as high as $4692 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $1402 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Maputo

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Maputo (MPM) will usually cost between $1416 to $4050 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 $1688. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $3558. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1870 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2151 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to MPM flight.

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

SAN to MPM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to MPM 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 $0.13, 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 to Maputo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $625 (21%) 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 $1989. Return trip prices are from the MPM 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 MPM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 59 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 MPM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from MPM
  • Usually 25.29% less expensive than MPM
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to MQP flights

Destination alternative #2: Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) in Hoedspruit

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from MPM
  • Usually 23.43% less expensive than MPM
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to HDS flights


Flight Hacking SAN to MPM

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 MPM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (SAN > JNB > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1278
  • Average savings: $874 (40.61%)

See SAN to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SAN > JFK > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1449
  • Average savings: $702 (32.64%)

See SAN to JFK flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (SAN > IAD > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1665
  • Average savings: $487 (22.62%)

See SAN to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, JetBlue, KLM, LAM, Qatar Airways, South African, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10561 miles or 16996 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to MPM flight is about 19 hour 59 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SAN to MPM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeMPM
Destination airport nameMaputo Airport


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