Flights from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN)

Take a trip down the coast from the San Francisco Bay Area to sunny San Diego! Southwest Airlines® has flights from Oakland International Airport to San Diego International Airport that make booking your next getaway a breeze. Find your flight to San Diego with Southwest® and book with confidence. If your upcoming travel has flexible dates, search for flights with our Low Fare Calendar and discover the lowest fares we’ve got. Don't forget to take a look at Southwest Vacations® to find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departing from: Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Arriving at: San Diego International Airport (SAN)


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*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 12/11/2020 and 2/28/2021, as of 12/11/2020.

Explore San Diego.

San Diego is the second largest city in California and a great spot to hit the beach and catch some rays! With 68 miles of beaches, year-round mild temperatures, and plenty of sunshine, San Diego is a top destination for surfing, snorkeling, watersports, and more. From fresh and delicious Mexican food and beautiful weather to a rich cultural history, there’s no question that San Diego lives up to its nickname as America’s Finest City!

With downtown San Diego just a quick drive or bus ride along the bay from the airport, you can get off the plane and head right into the action! Kids and adults alike will love seeing pandas at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. History buffs shouldn’t miss touring the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and California’s first mission, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, which now hosts a small museum. And no trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to Balboa Park, home to the botanical gardens, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Natural History, and the San Diego Museum of Art.

There are endless options when it comes to spending time outdoors, from beaches to boardwalks and hiking trails. Rollerblade or skateboard your way down Mission Beach Boardwalk, enjoy a swim at the laid-back Coronado Beach, hike through 1,750 acres of unspoiled land at Torrey Pines State Reserve, and enjoy the sunset at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. End your day in true Southern California style with a Cali Baja burrito and a locally brewed IPA!

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free®1

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we know that a memorable trip from the San Francisco Bay Area by way of Oakland to San Diego is built on more than just cheap flights from Oakland International Airport to San Diego International Airport. That’s why we offer services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make your travel experience as smooth as possible. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Oakland to San Diego flight.

It’s simple and fun to fly with Southwest, no matter which of our many destinations you choose. And when you search for your next flight to San Diego, you know you won’t be hassled by hidden fees—we offer low fares and, as always, bags fly free. That’s our Transfarency® promise. Enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails and stay in the know about our latest flight deals. Want to find tours, activities, and more hidden gems? Explore Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Oakland to San Diego?

The average flight time from Oakland to San Diego is 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Oakland to San Diego occur daily?

There are 13 flights daily from Oakland to San Diego on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Oakland to San Diego?

Southwest flies nonstop from Oakland to San Diego 3 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Oakland to San Diego?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Oakland to San Diego with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at San Diego International Airport?

You can rent a car at San Diego International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Oakland to San Diego?

Yes! Flights from Oakland to San Diego—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Oakland to San Diego?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Oakland to San Diego with Southwest?

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