The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PHX are
- August 20th to March 4th (except the weeks of August 27th and November 19th)
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 PHX is early December. Prices can be as high as $404 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $168 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $173 to $320 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $304. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $136 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to PHX 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 $0.43, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. 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 $29 (12%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $210. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 304 miles or 489 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PHX flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from SAN to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SAN to PHX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for SAN about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 8 minutes late
- American: 9 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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