The cheapest times to fly from SAN to SMI are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • April 30th to September 30th
  • November 12th 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 SMI is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $6551 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $2195 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Samos

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Samos (SMI) will usually cost between $3874 to $6312 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $3775. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $6346. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2572 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6145 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to SMI flight.

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

SAN to SMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to SMI 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 $0.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMI, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Samos, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $178 (3%) 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 $5248. Return trip prices are from the SMI 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 SMI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 40 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 SMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) in Izmir

  • 44 miles (71 km) away from SMI
  • Usually 77.91% less expensive than SMI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to ADB flights

Destination alternative #2: Santorini Airport (JTR) in Santorini

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SMI
  • Usually 63.98% less expensive than SMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to JTR flights

Destination alternative #3: Mikonos Airport (JMK) in Mikonos Island

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from SMI
  • Usually 52.01% less expensive than SMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to JMK flights


Flight Hacking SAN to SMI

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 SMI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (SAN > CPH > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1127
  • Average savings: $5018 (81.66%)

See SAN to CPH flights

Hack #2: Athens (SAN > ATH > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1198
  • Average savings: $4947 (80.5%)

See SAN to ATH flights

Hack #3: Prague (SAN > PRG > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1226
  • Average savings: $4919 (80.05%)

See SAN to PRG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Olympic, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7049 miles or 11344 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to SMI flight is about 13 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SAN to SMI.


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 SMI
Destination airport name Samos Airport
City Samos
Country Greece
Latitude 37.7
Longitude 26.9


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