Cheap Flights from New York to San Diego in 2019

Flight information New York to San Diego

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Average flight time, total distance 2428 miles

5h 31min

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San Diego International and McClellan – Palomar

2 airports

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Cheap Flight Information from New York to San Diego

Average Flight Time 5 hours and 31 minutes
Departure Airport John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty Airport, LaGuardia Airport
Destination Airport San Diego International Airport, McClellan-Palomar Airport
Direct Airline American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Delta
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $287

Cheap Flights from New York to San Diego



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Somewhere on the 2400-mile flight route between New York and San Diego, the Big Apple’s fast-forward frenzy recedes and the laid-back vibe of California’s second city begins to take hold. At the end of the 5 hour and 40 minute journey await all the sun, surf and sandy beaches you can handle. With Skyscanner’s search engine, finding the airport and airline to get you started is just a few keystrokes away.

Airports and Airlines with Flights to San Diego

Six airlines flying out of 3 New York area airports provide non-stop daily service to San Diego. They include:

  • Delta, JetBlue and American, departing from John F. Kennedy International (JFK).
  • Southwest, departing from LaGuardia (LGA).
  • Alaska and United, departing from Newark Liberty (EWR).

Getting Out of Gotham

Your best -- and cheapest -- bet for getting to and around the JFK or Newark Liberty airports is with the AirTrains. Air Train JFK with service to JFK connects with New York City Transit buses and subways and the Long Island Rail. When you’re at the airport, ride it free to wherever you need on the 880-acre terminal complex.

AirTrain Newark connects to the New Jersey Transit buses and the Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Coast Line Railways. It also navigates between Newark Liberty’s three terminals.

At only 8 miles from Manhattan, LaGuardia is accessible by public bus and subway or taxi. Arriving by car? Daily parking rates max out at between $39 and $59, depending on the lot.

Arriving in San Diego

Public transport options from the airport to your final San Diego destination include the Metropolitan Transit System’s 992 city bus. It operates between 5 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. daily, with passenger pickups at Terminals 1 and 2. The 992 bus also connects with San Diego’s light rail trolley downtown at the American Plaza and Santa Fe Depot Stations.

Average taxi fare from the airport to downtown’s Horton Plaza runs about $19. But the best way to take advantage of all San Diego has to offer is with your own wheels, and Skyscanner’s car rental comparison page will hook you up with the right vehicle at the right price.

Time and Climate Changes

Before landing, set your watch back 3 hours to reflect the time difference between San Diego and New York, and decide what to do with your extra time. Hit the beach, head for the the world-class zoo or enjoy a stroll through the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Even in May and June, the cloudiest months, outdoor fun is always a possibility in America’s 8th-sunniest city.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.