The cheapest times to fly from SAN to TVF are

  • August 6th to October 28th (except the week of September 10th)

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 TVF is mid August. Prices can be as high as $898 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $295 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Thief River Falls

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Thief River Falls, MN (TVF) will usually cost between $295 to $758 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $365. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $693. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $328 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $466 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to TVF flight.

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

SAN to TVF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to TVF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is 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 $302 (45%) 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 $337. Return trip prices are from the TVF 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 TVF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 43 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 TVF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hector International Airport (FAR) in Fargo, ND

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from TVF
  • Usually 11.16% less expensive than TVF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to FAR flights

Destination alternative #2: James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) in Winnipeg

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from TVF
  • Usually 10.84% less expensive than TVF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to YWG flights

Destination alternative #3: Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) in Grand Forks, ND

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from TVF
  • Usually 6.01% less expensive than TVF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to GFK flights


Flight Hacking SAN to TVF

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 TVF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (SAN > MSP > TVF)

  • Price for both tickets: $444
  • Average savings: $23 (4.83%)

See SAN to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Thief River Falls Regional Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1521 miles or 2448 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to TVF flight is about 3 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Thief River Falls, MN?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeTVF
Destination airport nameThief River Falls Regional Airport
CityThief River Falls, MN
Countrythe United States


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