san-to-phl

 

The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PHL are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • August 6th 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 PHL is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1033 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $278 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $300 to $521 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 $304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $549. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $245 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $389 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PHL flight.

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

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SAN to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to PHL 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 $0.1, 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 $60 (14%) 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 $359. Return trip prices are from the PHL to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 14 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SAN to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 15.94% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to JFK flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 15.30% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #3: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 9.77% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to EWR flights

Destination alternative #4: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 8.35% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to LGA flights

Destination alternative #5: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 1.54% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to MDT flights

Destination alternative #6: Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) in Williamsport, PA

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 3.60% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to IPT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2364 miles or 3804 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PHL flight is about 5 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 127 available flights from SAN to PHL.

 

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 codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-75.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SAN to PHL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for SAN about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 7 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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