The flight time from New York to San Diego is 6 hours, 2 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 2 minutes early.
27 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 26 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SAN San Diego, CA 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

San Diego to New York
5 hours, 14 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 59m
6h 4m
6h 4m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2446 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves New York 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 27 minutes
In the Air 326 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Diego 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 10 minutes. For example, from New York to San Diego, JetBlue is 86% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 86% 13% 1%
Delta 86% 13% 1%
American 71% 27% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and San Diego, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
JetBlue 24 325 4 359
Delta 29 326 4 364
American 28 329 4 364

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7am 0.19
8am 1.27
9am 0.48
3pm 0.38
4pm 1.32
5pm 0.44
6pm 0.62
7pm 0.87
9pm 0.22

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to San Diego that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 162
February 153
March 164
April 169
May 189
June 200
July 206
August 211
September 170
October 176
November 160
December 190

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to San Diego that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 6.2
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 5.9
Thursday 6.2
Friday 6.1
Saturday 4.9
Sunday 6

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 19
JetBlue 13
American 9

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
7am 20 334 5 367
8am 26 325 4 360
9am 22 320 5 352
3pm 32 317 3 354
4pm 26 330 4 365
5pm 25 341 4 373
6pm 28 324 4 362
7pm 33 328 4 368
9pm 32 323 4 358
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.