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San Diego has something for everyone, from picturesque beaches and plenty of sunshine to colonial neighborhoods and enchanting parks. A trip from Sacramento to San Diego offers an opportunity to experience some of the best beaches on the west coast and sample flavorsome cuisines. The only thing that may be of concern is finding the best deals to get affordable plane tickets.

Don't be concerned! We have got you covered with the most affordable range of airfares. Whether you are looking to fly at the last minute for a business meeting or going on a leisure trip, we have multiple options for you to get cheap flights from Sacramento to San Diego. Select the option that matches your price range or call our travel experts to book your plane ticket without any hassle, and enjoy your trip to San Diego.

About Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital of California that lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River. The city offers many activities to appreciate its weather. From the Goldrush era architecture to spacious green parks and plenty of fun activities for all ages. The State Capitol Building, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, Farmers' Market, and local breweries are some of the must-visit places. 

About San Diego

San Diego is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in California not far from the Mexican Border. It is the perfect beach destination where the sun shines bright. The city buzzes with the hum of culture and entertainment around every corner. San Diego is one of the oldest towns in California with plenty of natural beauty and historic attractions. The city boasts some of the nation's best museums, colonial architecture, and flavorsome cuisine. Also, San Diego is a great place to live with plenty of employment opportunities.

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FAQs on Sacramento to San Diego Flights

Which airlines fly directly from Sacramento to San Diego?
Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the only two airlines that fly directly from Sacramento to San Diego.
I’m booking a direct/non-stop flight to San Diego from Sacramento. Which airport do I choose?
A non-stop flight from Sacramento departs from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and lands at San Diego International Airport (SAN), about 3 miles northwest of Downtown San Diego, California. You do not have an option to select any other airport apart from these two.
What is the flight duration between Sacramento and San Diego?
The flight distance between Sacramento and San Diego is about 480 miles or 417 nautical miles. The quickest non-stop flight, operated by Southwest Airlines from Sacramento International Airport (SMF), takes 1 hour and 25 minutes to reach San Diego.
Which airline has the least delayed flights to San Diego from Sacramento?
Alaska Airlines has the least delayed flights to San Diego from Sacramento, followed by Southwest Airlines.
Which is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sacramento to San Diego?
The cheapest days to fly from Sacramento to San Diego are Tuesday and Wednesday, as airfares are low during the mid-week. Flights are pricier during the weekends, with Friday and Sunday being the most expensive days.
Do I need to pay any fees or charges for canceling my flight from SMF to SAN?
Several airlines have waived their cancellation fees since the pandemic. So, whether you incur a cancellation fee depends on your airline, travel class, and route. Please check the cancelation policy of the airline or contact our customer support team for more information.
Do airlines offer sleeping areas to passengers traveling to San Diego from Sacramento, California?
Most airlines offer lounges for their passengers at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), where they can relax and enjoy complimentary meals. Also, airports furnish recliner chairs and pre-installed seats in the concourse area, where passengers can sit and rest. However, there is no designated sleeping area for the passengers.
Am I allowed to carry food/eatables on my flight to San Diego from Sacramento?
You may carry food/eatables in your carry-on or checked baggage as long as it is solid and well packed according to the TSA rules. However, you cannot bring liquid, semi-liquid, and gel items on flights to San Diego.
What is the baggage allowance on a flight from Sacramento to San Diego?
As per the standard for domestic flights in the USA, an economy-class passenger can check in one piece of baggage and carry one in the cabin. The weight of checked baggage and the carry-on bag cannot exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) and 18 pounds (8 kg), respectively. The baggage allowance may vary with the airlines and the travel class. Check with the airlines or contact our travel agents for more information on the baggage allowance.
I lost my baggage during my flight to San Diego from Sacramento, California. How can I recover it?

If you lost your baggage during a flight, here are a few steps to recover it.

  • Contact the airlines immediately. Airlines are responsible for any lost, damaged, or delayed baggage. 
  • Request for delivery to your address or accommodation till it's found.
  • Request for baggage fee reimbursement

Typically, an airline requires 1–5 days to find the baggage or declare it lost. The airline will compensate you for your luggage and its contents if it is lost during the flight. Check the airline and government policies for more information, or contact our travel experts.

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