The cheapest times to fly from SAN to TSE are

  • September 17th to December 9th
  • December 24th to April 1st

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 TSE is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $4814 for Tuesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1000 for Monday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Nur-Sultan

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Astana (TSE) will usually cost between $1451 to $3099 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 $1491. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2442. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $951 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1719 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to TSE flight.

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

SAN to TSE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to TSE 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 $0.16, 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. Tuesdays 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 $599 (23%) 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 $1710. Return trip prices are from the TSE 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 TSE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to TSE

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 TSE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (SAN > PEK > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1017
  • Average savings: $702 (40.85%)

See SAN to PEK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SAN > LAX > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1079
  • Average savings: $640 (37.24%)

See SAN to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SAN > JFK > TSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1111
  • Average savings: $608 (35.35%)

See SAN to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, Asiana, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6625 miles or 10662 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to TSE flight is about 12 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from SAN to TSE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAN
Origination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTSE
Destination airport nameNursultan Nazarbayev International Airport


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