San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the primary airport serving the greater San Diego area. The airport, which is a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines, is served by 22 airlines. Travelers can fly non-stop to 54 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England and Japan.
The busiest domestic routes from San Diego are to San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Dallas. The most popular international destinations are London, Mexico City, Toronto, Guadalajara and Calgary.
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Southwest and Spirit Airlines offer flights from San Diego to Las Vegas. With a flying time of about one hour, 10 minutes, a trip to Las Vegas allows you to maximize your time spent gambling or taking in a show, while minimizing the time spent at airports.
Alaska Airlines, Southwest and Spirit fly to Los Cabos from San Diego, as does Volaris from Tijuana. It’s a two-hour flight, and when you disembark, you’ll be greeted by sun, sand, salt water, golf, sport fishing, whale watching and relaxation.
Southwest, United Airlines, Virgin America offer flights to San Francisco, and Southwest also flies to nearby Oakland. Flying time is about 1.5 hours. Once there, go sightseeing, enjoy San Francisco’s world-class restaurants, visit its beautiful museums or relax in one of its many parks.
Low-cost carriers Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest, Spirit and WestJet all fly into San Diego Airport. The presence of these budget airlines helps keep fares low. Whether you’re flying Honolulu or New York, Seattle or Miami, Chicago or Dallas, or points in between, be sure to search all available carriers if you’re looking for inexpensive airfares. Flexible travel dates and times will also help you get cheap flights.