The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PLO are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • July 30th to September 16th
  • October 15th to November 25th

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 PLO is early November. Prices can be as high as $3939 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1514 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Port Lincoln

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Port Lincoln (PLO) will usually cost between $1616 to $2711 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1613. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3231. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1618 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1819 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PLO flight.

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

SAN to PLO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to PLO 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 $0.14, 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. Fridays 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 $277 (13%) 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 $1835. Return trip prices are from the PLO 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 PLO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to PLO

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 PLO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Adelaide (SAN > ADL > PLO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1591
  • Average savings: $228 (12.51%)

See SAN to ADL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8330 miles or 13406 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PLO flight is about 15 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Port Lincoln?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SAN to PLO.


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 PLO
Destination airport name Port Lincoln Airport
City Port Lincoln
Country Australia
Latitude -34.6
Longitude 135.9


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