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Flight time from London

11 hrs 5 mins

Cheapest return flight

632

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 Dublin

  • Feb2023
    632
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  • Mar2023
    632
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  • Apr2023
    635
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  • May2023
    635
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  • Jun2023
    710
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  • Jul2023
    915
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  • Aug2023
    650
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  • Sep2023
    635
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  • Oct2023
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  • Nov2023
    632
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  • Dec2023
    758
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  • Jan2024
    1028
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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 632return

from Dublin, February 2023

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.

February

632

return, from Dublin

632

March

632

return, from Dublin

632

November

632

return, from Dublin

632

Premium economy flights to San Diego

From 1052return

from Dublin, February 2023

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

February

1052

return, from Dublin

1052

March

1052

return, from Dublin

1052

November

1052

return, from Dublin

1052

Business class flights to San Diego

From 1433return

from Dublin, November 2023

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.

November

1433

return, from Dublin

1433

December

1433

return, from Dublin

1433

January

1433

return, from Dublin

1433

First class flights to San Diego

From 4819return

from Dublin, November 2023

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.

November

4819

return, from Dublin

4819

December

4819

return, from Dublin

4819

March

5399

return, from Dublin

5399

San Diego Travel Essentials

Flight time

11 hrs 5 mins

Time zone

GMT -7

Currency

US Dollar

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