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Flights to San Diego

Visit the Birthplace of California

Flight time from London

11 hrs 5 mins

Cheapest return flight

447

Distance from London

5,478 miles

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If you’re planning on hitting the waves for surfing, want to head off on a road trip, or just fancy feeling the laid-back California vibes, when you book flights to San Diego with us, you can rest assured that you’ll arrive refreshed and ready.

Whether you’re booking a San Diego holiday or just flights to San Diego with us, you can look forward to our signature British Airways service. Our cabin crew are always on hand to make certain that your experience is one to remember – with safety and service our top priorities, leaving you to sit back, relax and make your all-important last-minute plans for when you arrive.

Cheapest return flights to San Diego from Frankfurt

  • Feb2024
    934
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  • Mar2024
    1231
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  • Apr2024
    447
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  • May2024
    493
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  • Jun2024
    770
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  • Jul2024
    756
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  • Aug2024
    668
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  • Sep2024
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  • Nov2024
    492
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  • Dec2024
    574
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  • Jan2025
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San Diego flight FAQs

What's the cheapest time to fly to San Diego?

San Diego's climate is mild and sunny all year round, making it a population destination for visitors at all times whenever you’re looking to go. June, July and August are especially popular when millions of people visit – this can means higher fares. To find our cheapest flights to San Diego, try our lowest fare finder tool and grab yourself the best deal.

How long is the flight time from London to San Diego?

You’ll arrive in just over 11 hours. British Airways operates direct flights to San Diego: fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to San Diego International (SAN).

View of a lifeguard stand. ©Medioimages/Photodisc

Where is San Diego Airport and what is the best way to get into the city?

San Diego International Airport is just three miles northwest of the city. If you’re going to be exploring the local area, the best idea is to hire a car, it’ll make your transfer easy too. You can get a taxi from the airport to downtown San Diego for around $12-14 – there are plenty of cab companies you can pre-book, among them Yellow Radio, San Diego Dispatch and Orange Radio, all of which take credit cards on request.

You can book a shuttle bus service to the destination of your choice, which can be booked through us when you make your San Diego holiday reservation or book flights. Alternatively you can take a Citybus Public Transit, number 992, which runs every 15-30mins between 5am and 11:30pm. A one-way fare is just $2.25 and tickets can be purchased at MTS vending machines at both Terminals 1 and 2, or download the Compass Cloud ticketing app.

Do I need a visa to travel to San Diego?

If you’re travelling on a British passport, there’s no need to get a visa in advance – but you do need to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before you travel. There is a $21 fee for registration and, once approved, your ESTA is valid for multiple journeys for two years or until your passport expires.

Find out more about visa requirements

Gaslamp Quarter. ©S. Greg Panosian

Economy class flights to San Diego

From 447return

from Frankfurt, April 2024

Our World Traveller (economy) cabin offers our lowest fares and is great for budget travellers. You’ll get a meal, drinks and full use of our in-flight entertainment system.

April

447

return, from Frankfurt

447

November

492

return, from Frankfurt

492

May

493

return, from Frankfurt

493

Premium economy flights to San Diego

From 937return

from Frankfurt, March 2024

Upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) for a quieter, smaller cabin with more space, and a travel pack including a blanket and toothbrush.

March

937

return, from Frankfurt

937

November

937

return, from Frankfurt

937

February

938

return, from Frankfurt

938

Business class flights to San Diego

From 3285return

from Frankfurt, July 2024

In our Club World (business class) cabin, you can convert your seat into a fully-flat bed with luxurious White Company bedding, get access to private lounges, dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.

July

3285

return, from Frankfurt

3285

August

3285

return, from Frankfurt

3285

January

3285

return, from Frankfurt

3285

First class flights to San Diego

From 3933return

from Frankfurt, July 2024

Our First cabins are the finest way to travel. You'll enjoy your own stylish private suite with loungewear, amenity bag and slippers designed by Temperley London, exclusive access to lounges, fast-track security and impeccable service.

July

3933

return, from Frankfurt

3933

December

3933

return, from Frankfurt

3933

January

3934

return, from Frankfurt

3934

San Diego Travel Essentials

Flight time

11 hrs 5 mins

Time zone

GMT -7

Currency

US Dollar

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