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Destination Airport San Diego Intl.
Destination City Name San Diego
Flight Price $123

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Flights To San Diego

The wisdom of the old proverb "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you" becomes ever-apparent in San Diego, the land of sunshine, sand, and surf—and hardly a shadow in sight. It's the sea you'll notice first as your flight prepares to land at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Better known as Lindbergh Field, San Diego's airport is conveniently located just 4 miles northwest of downtown along the harbor of the San Diego Bay.

It isn’t just the spectacular weather and beautiful beaches that keep visitors coming back to San Diego. From the cultural attractions in Balboa Park to maritime history to world-class dining, it's easy to see why this town has become one of America's favorite vacation destinations. And with the cheapest flights to San Diego from Travelocity, you will have plenty of money left over to explore it all. Welcome to the birthplace of California.

Transportation from SAN

Getting around the city is almost as easy as booking flights to San Diego. Once your plane touches down, it's time to begin the revelry. From your gate, stroll over to the Transportation Plaza to meet your reserved shuttle van or bus or to catch a taxicab. If you'd prefer to take public transportation, the Metropolitan Transit System's Route 992 bus will get you from the airport to downtown in 15 minutes or so. Or you can transfer to the city's light rail transit network, the MTS San Diego Trolley.

Another option is to fully embrace Southern California’s famous car culture. Taking control of your own set of wheels can be the most convenient option for getting from point A to point B. Save time by booking your car rental at the same time you book your airfare to San Diego.

Hotels Near SAN

As your San Diego flight begins to descend, you’ll see shimmering ocean, then the gorgeous skyline, and the islands of Mission Bay. Yes, you’ll think, near the airport is an excellent place to stay. Downtown is just minutes away, as are the beaches and bays. So where, exactly, is the best place for you?

  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is right downtown. Whether you are headed to a conference or business fair at the Convention Center or to the bars and clubs of the Gaslamp District, this hotel is in the heart of it all.
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside doesn’t just have a beautiful-sounding name. Cuisine connoisseurs will love exploring nearby Little Italy, while the free shuttle to top attractions will please those who don’t want to rent a car.
  • At The Dana on Mission Bay, “waterfront” is the only word you need to know. With a bayfront infinity pool, ocean-view restaurant, and water sport rentals at the private marina, this hotel is the embodiment of the laid-back California lifestyle.
  • Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa simply can’t be beat when it comes to soaking up the sunshine. This lush, Polynesian-themed hideaway has bay-view balconies in every room, and it is just steps from Mission Beach and boardwalk.

Things to Do Near SAN

Plane tickets to San Diego are also your ticket to fun—the airport couldn’t be better located. It’s in the city center, and also right on the water. You’ll have no shortage of things to do as soon as you get off the plane.

  • Take the airport shuttle to the Middletown Green Line Trolley Station and ride north two stops to Old Town, one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. Buy your first souvenir from the vendors peddling luchador masks, then enjoy a sandwich from the 19th-century-inspired Rust General Store.
  • Journey three stops south instead and you’ll find yourself at Seaport Village. If you’re feeling tired after that flight, sip some java at Upstart Crow Coffeehouse, then browse the unique shops. From surf shops to ponchos to shops full of hot sauce, you will find pretty much anything you’d expect from San Diego.
  • If the only direction you want to go is toward the beach, we can point the way. Ocean Beach is the closest, and the 923 bus can get you there easily; a taxi or car rental, however, is even easier.

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Ready to find some flight deals to San Diego and begin your California adventure? Search Travelocity for the best selection of times and dates, plus combine your San Diego hotel and airfare reservations with our amazing vacation packages. San Diego is calling to you. It’s time to turn your face to the sun.

San Diego Flights - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question : Where can I find cheap flights to San Diego?
    Answer : We know you’re looking for the best flights at the lowest fares, so we found some of the sweetest deals in town just for you. Check out the top flight deals to San Diego. Act quickly and score yourself a bargain!
    • Frontier Airlines has a flight from to San Diego departing on 5/24/19 and returning on 5/28/19 all for only $67.00 per person.* Book these Frontier Airlines flights!
    • Delta has a flight from to San Diego departing on 5/28/19 and returning on 6/1/19 all for only $127.00 per person.* Book these Delta flights!
    • United has a flight from to San Diego departing on 6/11/19 and returning on 6/14/19 all for only $128.00 per person.* Book these United flights!

    *Prices vary and will be updated when you view current flight availability results. Deals displayed here are based on flight pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual flight date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.

  • Question : What are the most popular airlines that fly to San Diego?
    Answer : Some of the most popular airlines flying to San Diego are below. But before you check those out, we’ve got a secret for you. Did you know the airlines that fly to San Diego most frequently could also have the lowest airfares? So aim for the airlines that fly to San Diego most often and save a little extra on your next flight:
    • Delta Air Lines Flies 463 flights per week between and San Diego.
    • American Airlines Flies 413 flights per week between and San Diego.
    • Southwest Airlines Flies 336 flights per week between and San Diego.
  • Question : Which hotels are located near airports or major attractions in San Diego?
    Answer : We've put together a list of hotels in San Diego close to airports and popular sights to see. Check out the hotels below. All of them are within proximity to must-see attractions and major airports in and around the city of San Diego.
    • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: This expansive highrise hotel towers over San Diego Bay next to the Seaport Village retail complex, 1 block from the convention center, and 2 blocks from the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This hotel has a 4.00 star rating.
    • Wyndham San Diego Bayside: Just west of the downtown core, this San Diego hotel is across the street from the cruise ship terminal, Coronado ferry, and the Maritime Museum. The Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park are within 1.5 miles. This hotel has a 3.50 star rating.
    • The Sofia Hotel: In the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, and 6 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center and the cruise ship terminal. This hotel has a 3.50 star rating.
    • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows: This family-friendly San Diego hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Carousel, and Mission Valley Mall. Balboa Park is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. This hotel has a 3.00 star rating.
  • Question : What are the top attractions in San Diego?
    Answer : San Diego has over 101 points of interest for you to choose from. We suggest checking out Mission Beach and Seaworld first because they are the most popular attractions in San Diego. Don't forget about other highly recommended spots like San Diego Convention Center, Coronado Beach, and Navy Pier. Get out there and see what the city has to offer on your trip to San Diego!
  • Question : What are the top car rental deals?
    Answer : Get around San Diego with ease after booking one of our great car hire deals. Check out our deals on the best car hires in San Diego to get started:
    • Compact or Larger, We pick the car—a Standard car from Thrifty—starting at only $19.00 per day.*
    • Hyundai Accent—a Economy car from Economy Rent a Car—starting at only $16.00 per day.*
    • Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta—a Compact car from Alamo—starting at only $19.00 per day.*

    *Prices vary and will be updated when you view current car hire availability results. Deals displayed here are based on car hire pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual rental date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.

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The Sofia Hotel
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
$131
4.4/5 (178 reviews)

Loved the genuine, not mass-produced feel. Loved the feeling of being in a hotel 100 years ago - lighting, stairwells, furniture in rooms - awesome.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019
Located in Downtown San Diego, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Horton Plaza, Port of San Diego, and USS Midway Museum. B Street Cruise ...
The Horton Grand Hotel
The Horton Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
$113
3.9/5 (33 reviews)

Perfect hotel close to the Convention Center. Staff is Friendly and accomodating

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
Located in Gaslamp Quarter, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Children's Museum, Petco Park, and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village ...
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
$179
4.1/5 (108 reviews)

It was beautiful inside main lobby, staff was amazing

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
This expansive highrise hotel towers over San Diego Bay next to the Seaport Village retail complex, 1 block from the convention center, and 2 blocks from the ...

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