The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PPN are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of 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 PPN is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2025 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $610 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Popayán

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Popayan (PPN) will usually cost between $721 to $1511 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $714. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1866. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $938 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PPN flight.

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

SAN to PPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to PPN flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Popayán, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $162 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $930. Return trip prices are from the PPN 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 PPN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 1 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 PPN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (CLO) in Cali

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from PPN
  • Usually 21.59% less expensive than PPN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to CLO flights


Flight Hacking SAN to PPN

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 PPN ÔÇö but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (SAN > BOG > PPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $702
  • Average savings: $236 (25.16%)

See SAN to BOG flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SAN > SFO > PPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $847
  • Average savings: $92 (9.75%)

See SAN to SFO flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (SAN > FLL > PPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $55 (5.81%)

See SAN to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Avianca, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3357 miles or 5403 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PPN flight is about 7 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SAN to PPN.


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 PPN
Destination airport name Machangara Airport
City Popayan
Country Colombia
Latitude 2.5
Longitude -76.6


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