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San Diego to San Francisco Flights

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Selected fares from San Diego to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SAN SFO Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 15 $125
SAN SFO Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 11 $125
SAN SFO Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 15 $164
SAN SFO Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 18 $195
SAN SFO Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 15 $226
SAN SFO Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 18 $256
SAN SFO Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 18 $318
SAN SFO Thu, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 22 $539
SAN SFO Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13 $717
SAN SFO Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13 $1,026

San Diego and San Francisco airports and terminals

Airports in San Diego CA, US
map of airports in San Diego
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    San Diego Airport (SAN)

    Distance from City Center: 2 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SAN to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin America
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Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SAN to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 Virgin America
    Terminal 3 US Airways, United Airlines
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Cheap flights from San Diego to San Francisco

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Featured San Francisco Airport Hotels

Hotel only $160

The Westin San Francisco Airport

4 stars
3.7 / 5 141 reviews

1 Old Bayshore Highway Map

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Aloft San Francisco Airport

3 stars
3.3 / 5 242 reviews

401 East Millbrae Avenue Map

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San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

4 stars
3.7 / 5 120 reviews

1800 Old Bayshore Highway Map

Rate includes breakfast

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, CA is just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and 15 miles from downtown San Francisco.... More

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Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South

3 stars
4.1 / 5 72 reviews

1755 Bayshore Highway Map

Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South hotel in California.... More

Hotel only $107

Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda

3 stars
4.7 / 5 14 reviews

1700 Harbor Bay Parkway Map

a strategic and friendly stop in the bay area...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport/Alameda.You may be surprised when you come to the Oakland/Alameda area.... More

Hotel only $149

Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport - Burlingame

2 stars
3.6 / 5 338 reviews

1640 Bayshore Highway Map

Free hot breakfast, airport shuttle & parking

...This Bay front Hotel is located just 1.5 mile from SFO and 1 mile from CalTrain and BART.... We offer FREE parking (while guest is at the hotel), airport shuttle to SFO International Airport... More

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 29 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $125
Earn $1.25
Return Sun, Aug 31 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 25 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $125
Earn $1.25
Return Mon, Sep 1 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in August from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 25 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $125
Earn $1.25
Return Mon, Sep 1 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) United Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 25 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $125
Earn $1.25
Return Sun, Sep 28 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Sep 19 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $118
Earn $1.18
Return Wed, Sep 24 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America

Best one-week trip in September from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Sep 15 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $125
Earn $1.25
Return Mon, Sep 22 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 3 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $218
Earn $2.18
Return Sat, Oct 4 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Diego to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 1 San Diego (SAN) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $175
Earn $1.75
Return Fri, Oct 3 San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) Virgin America
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Travel from San Diego to San Francisco

Flights from San Diego to San Francisco will take you 500 miles up the California coast, to a culturally diverse city steeped in history. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, remember to use Orbitz.com to make all of your travel arrangements so that you are sure to get the best prices possible on your flight, hotel and rental car.

The San Diego Airport

The San Diego International Airport is located less than 4 miles northwest of the downtown area, with easy access via North Harbor Drive and I-5. United, Virgin Atlantic and US Airways offer daily nonstop flights to San Francisco from the San Diego airport, and several others offer flights with one stop in another city.

If you choose to drive to the airport, you'll find several parking choices, ranging from valet parking at $36 per day to long-term parking for as low as $11 per day. You will also find many other ground transportation options, including private car and limousine service, private taxi service and share-a-ride shuttles. The most economical way to get to the airport, however, is by taking route 992 on the Metro Bus, which will drop you off at the main terminal building.

No matter from which terminal your flight is scheduled to depart, you will find dining venues to keep you fed and occupied while you wait. Whether you want a quick beverage or a full-service meal, you will be able to choose from delicious eateries, such as Quizno's, San Diego Tap Room and Yan Can Asian Bistro & Bar.

Heading for San Francisco

Whether you are looking for outdoor activities, urban adventure or immersion in the performing arts, San Francisco has what you seek. The city's cultural diversity and prime location on the bay make it appealing to the more than five million business and leisure travelers who flock there each year.

Exploring the City

Once you land in San Francisco, you'll find plenty of ground transportation options to take you to your final destination. Taxis and free hotel shuttles are available just outside of the baggage claim area. You can also use public transportation, such as Caltrain or BART, or make advance reservations for a private car or limousine. If you want to be completely mobile during your stay, consider renting a car. The airport's rental center is located at 780 North McDonnell Road and is accessible via free airport shuttles.

San Francisco's climate is very mild, with year-round temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. December through February is generally a rainy period, so be sure to pack a light rain slicker or umbrella so you stay dry during your stay.

The city is filled with a variety of must-see attractions, including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Set aside enough time so that you can fully appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Chinatown, home of the largest Asian population in California. As you explore the city, you'll come across historic landmarks and points of interest that give San Francisco its unique vibe, such as the Filbert Steps, the Ferry Building and Crissy Field.

Get to Know San Francisco

From the diverse cuisine to its historic monuments and winding streets, San Francisco offers a unique feel and laid-back lifestyle that is very different from the fast pace of southern California. When you travel from San Diego to San Francisco, remember to use Orbitz.com to make your travel arrangements so that you can use the money you save to see everything San Francisco has to offer.

Interesting facts about flights from San Diego to San Francisco

    • 14 direct flights are operating from San Diego to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 32m.
    • United Airlines flight 1280 (1:15 AM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Diego to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 6198 (3:28 PM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet) is today's latest available flight from San Diego to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Diego to San Francisco (Virgin America flight 963, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 1h 25m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Diego to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 1464, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 1h 42m.
    • Flights from San Diego Airport (SAN) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between San Diego and San Francisco

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 737-700 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 757-200 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-900 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-800 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A319 Virgin America, United Airlines, US Airways
Canadair Regional Jet 700 United Airlines, US Airways
Canadair Regional Jet United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A320 Virgin America, United Airlines, US Airways