The cheapest times to fly from SAN to SEA are
- January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 21st to June 10th
- August 13th 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 SEA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $687 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.
When to Fly to Seattle
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $142 to $302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $152. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $267. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $115 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to SEA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to SEA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to SEA 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 $0.11, 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 $84 (36%) 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 $152. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN to SEA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1051 miles or 1691 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to SEA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to SEA flight is about 2 hour 52 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from SAN to SEA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Seattle/Tacoma International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SAN to SEA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% 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 SEA heading for SAN about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 3 minutes late
- Delta: 8 minutes late
- Alaska: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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