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Fares from $135 One Way, $313 Round Trip from Richmond to San Diego County

Prices starting at $313 for return flights and $135 for one-way flights to San Diego County were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Route Information for Flights from Richmond to San Diego County

Origin Airport IATA CodeRIC
Destination Airport IATA CodeSAN
Distance3636 km
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival9:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival9:30PM UTC

Fly from Richmond to San Diego

Residents of Richmond, Virginia, can fly to San Diego and experience gorgeous sunsets over the Pacific and a number of popular attractions. The city is home to the San Diego Zoo, one of the largest in the United States, and the legendary aircraft carrier USS Midway, now a museum. The flight time is less than five hours. Travelers going to Richmond International Airport (RIC) can use public buses, taxis or executive sedans and limousines. Military personnel can arrange shared-ride service to get to the airport from local bases such as Fort Lee.


For an attraction that has so much to see you could spend days there, visit Balboa Park. Besides the zoo, there are gardens, museums, hiking trails and performing arts venues. A beautiful neighborhood is Coronado Island, home of the luxurious, and supposedly haunted, Hotel del Coronado. The San Diego Convention Center's location, the Gaslamp Quarter, is another popular neighborhood for lodging, dining, shopping and strolling among historic Victorian buildings.

Hints and tips

Any time of year is a good time to fly from Richmond to San Diego International Airport (SAN) since the city's idyllic weather consists of year-round daytime highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s. Though rental cars provide the most flexibility for visitors, San Diego has many public transportation options including trolleys, ferries, buses, horse-drawn carriages and even Segway rentals.

Flights from Richmond to San Diego County - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Richmond to San Diego County?

As you can't fly direct from Richmond, VA Airport (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.) at this point in time, a flight with just one stopover is your best option. American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are all respected airlines that service this route.

What is the shortest flight from Richmond to San Diego County?

Jetting from Richmond, VA Airport (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.) takes at least 5 hours and 41 minutes. Enjoy a tipple and get stuck into that book — it's the ideal opportunity to sit back and relax.

How many hours flight from Richmond to San Diego County?

The trip from Richmond, VA Airport (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.) will take about 6 hours and 57 minutes. A couple of movies, some journaling and a decent snooze will make the time zip by.

What airlines have the most flights from Richmond to San Diego County?

You'll have to make one or more stopovers if you're planning to fly from Richmond, VA Airport (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.). For now, there aren't any airlines that advertise direct flights on this route.

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Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.