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The cheapest times to fly from SAN to STN are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 STN is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $4023 for Thursday flights during late June, or as low as $1063 for Monday flights around late February and early March.

 

When to Fly to London

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to London (STN) will usually cost between $1081 to $1977 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1125. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2025. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $901 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to STN flight.

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

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SAN to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to STN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $270 (18%) 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 $1232. Return trip prices are from the STN to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN to STN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 50 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 STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 23.05% less expensive than STN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from STN
  • Usually 24.24% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to MAN flights

Destination alternative #3: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from STN
  • Usually 19.23% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to LCY flights

Destination alternative #4: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 18.82% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to LGW flights

Destination alternative #5: Birmingham Airport (BHX) in Birmingham

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from STN
  • Usually 14.71% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to BHX flights

Destination alternative #6: Bristol Airport (BRS) in Bristol

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from STN
  • Usually 6.33% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAN to BRS flights

 

Flight Hacking SAN to STN

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 STN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $801
  • Average savings: $417 (34.22%)

See SAN to CPH flights

Hack #2: Oslo (SAN > OSL > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $823
  • Average savings: $394 (32.37%)

See SAN to OSL flights

Hack #3: Billund (SAN > BLL > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $832
  • Average savings: $385 (31.64%)

See SAN to BLL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5476 miles or 8813 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to STN flight is about 10 hour 50 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from SAN to STN.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSAN
Origination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.7
Longitude-117.2

Return Airport

Destination codeSTN
Destination airport nameLondon Stansted Airport
CityLondon
Countrythe United Kingdom
Latitude51.9
Longitude0.2

 

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