The cheapest times to fly from TNA to SAN are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • May 14th to July 1st
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 TNA to SAN is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $3045 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $597 for Wednesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Jinan (TNA) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $661 to $2365 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $804. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1998. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1194 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1062 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TNA to SAN flight.

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

TNA to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TNA to SAN flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Jinan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TNA. Saturdays 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 $440 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1050. Return trip prices are from the SAN to TNA 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 TNA 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 12 hour 39 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 TNA to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 45.06% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See TNA to LAX flights


Flight Hacking TNA 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 TNA to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (TNA > LAX > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $300 (28.2%)

See TNA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (TNA > SFO > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $210 (19.77%)

See TNA to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (TNA > LAS > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1023
  • Average savings: $40 (3.72%)

See TNA to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, Shandong, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6484 miles or 10435 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TNA to SAN flight is about 12 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from TNA to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TNA
Origination airport name Yaoqiang Airport
City Jinan
Country China
Latitude 36.9
Longitude 117.2

Return Airport

Destination code SAN
Destination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2


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