The flight time from Phoenix to San Diego is 1 hour, 6 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
11 minutes taxiing out
50 minutes in the air
3 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SAN San Diego, CA 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to San Diego is 1 hour, 6 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to San Diego is 304 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Diego to Phoenix
1 hour, 12 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 3m
1h 10m
1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



304 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from San Diego by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to San Diego by plane is 304 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to San Diego?

The flight time from Phoenix to San Diego is 1 hour, 6 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 3 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 1 hour, 15 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to San Diego?

Southwest, American, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to San Diego.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to San Diego?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN). On average, they have 68 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Phoenix 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 50 minutes
Taxiing In 3 minutes
Arrives San Diego 4 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 20 minutes. For example, from Phoenix to San Diego, Southwest is 85% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 86% 14% 0%
Southwest 85% 13% 2%
Frontier 81% 19% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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
Southwest 9 50 3 63
American 15 50 4 70
Frontier 15 54 5 75

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
1pm 0.66
8pm 1.14
10pm 0.27
3pm 1.05
11pm 0.05
7pm 0.57
12pm 0.64
6pm 1.12
8am 1.13
6am 0.58
11am 0.8
9am 0.53
7am 1.26
9pm 1
10am 1.21
4pm 0.65
5pm 0.81
2pm 1.11
5am 0.26

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 464
February 416
March 483
April 447
May 450
June 465
July 486
August 494
September 446
October 476
November 415
December 460

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 15.58
Tuesday 15.56
Wednesday 15.33
Thursday 15.6
Friday 15.73
Saturday 12.62
Sunday 15.4

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
Southwest 1
American 1
Frontier 0

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
1pm 9 49 3 61
8pm 13 49 3 66
10pm 7 50 3 62
3pm 12 49 3 66
11pm 13 53 3 69
7pm 9 49 3 61
12pm 10 51 3 63
6pm 9 49 3 63
8am 13 51 3 68
6am 11 50 3 65
11am 14 51 4 71
9am 11 51 3 67
7am 14 51 3 68
9pm 10 49 3 63
10am 16 51 4 72
4pm 8 49 3 60
5pm 12 49 4 66
2pm 11 49 3 65
5am 10 50 3 64
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.