The cheapest times to fly from SAN to RFP are

  • January 8th to June 17th (except the week of March 5th)
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 RFP is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3564 for Friday flights during early November, or as low as $1315 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $1353 to $2395 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1346. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $2719. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1373 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1602 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to RFP flight.

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

SAN to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to RFP 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 $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Raiatea, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $739 (26%) 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 $1609. Return trip prices are from the RFP 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 RFP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 21 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 RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 22.72% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 11.36% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport (BOB) in Bora Bora

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 3.00% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to BOB flights

Destination alternative #4: Huahine Fare Airport (HUH) in Huahine

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 1.47% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to HUH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, American, Delta, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4098 miles or 6595 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to RFP flight is about 8 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SAN to RFP.


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 RFP
Destination airport name Raiatea Uturoa Airport
City Raiatea
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.7
Longitude -151.5


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