The cheapest times to fly from VAN to SAN are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • February 26th to March 18th
  • April 2nd to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • September 3rd to October 28th

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 VAN to SAN is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $5676 for Wednesday flights during early August, or as low as $1007 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Van (VAN) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $1045 to $1934 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1084. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2961. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1878 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VAN to SAN flight.

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

VAN to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VAN to SAN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Van. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Van. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $388 (20%) 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 $1273. Return trip prices are from the SAN to VAN 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 VAN to SAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Istanbul (VAN > IST > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $831
  • Average savings: $430 (34.1%)

See VAN to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (VAN > SAW > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $990
  • Average savings: $271 (21.49%)

See VAN to IST flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (VAN > SFO > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1092
  • Average savings: $169 (13.4%)

See VAN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7359 miles or 11843 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VAN to SAN flight is about 14 hour 14 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VAN
Origination airport name Van Airport
City Van
Country Turkey
Latitude 38.5
Longitude 43.3

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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