The cheapest times to fly from SHD to SAN are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • 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 SHD to SAN is late January. Prices can be as high as $898 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $372 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Staunton, VA (SHD) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $400 to $774 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $447. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $693. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $246 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $591 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHD to SAN flight.

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

SHD to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHD to SAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Staunton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, 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 $242 (34%) 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 $472. Return trip prices are from the SAN to SHD 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 SHD to SAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SHD to SAN

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 SHD to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Washington, DC (SHD > IAD > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $512
  • Average savings: $79 (13.38%)

See SHD to IAD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SHD > ORD > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $529
  • Average savings: $62 (10.41%)

See SHD to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2171 miles or 3494 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHD to SAN flight is about 4 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Staunton, VA and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from SHD to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHD
Origination airport nameShenandoah Valley Regional Airport
CityStaunton, VA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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