Cheap flights from San Francisco to Anchorage (SFO - ANC) from $169

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/17. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SFO — ANC
Jun 16 — Jun 231

The best prices from San Francisco to Anchorage are usually found in October or January, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Sunday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Anchorage

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Anchorage (ANC). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$445

One-way from

$261
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Anchorage
One-way flight from San Francisco to Anchorage

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Anchorage?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Thursday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 49 days in advance to save up to 139% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 49 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $537, or $827 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Anchorage?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Anchorage. Flights to Anchorage from San Francisco in October are about $499 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $314.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SFO to ANC?

When flying from San Francisco to Anchorage, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 6% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap San Francisco to Anchorage flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Anchorage specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 11, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from San Francisco to Anchorage in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 7/47:05 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 48mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/114:10 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$427
Wed 7/106:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Wed 7/1712:40 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 39mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$433
Tue 7/306:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Mon 8/122:30 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 10mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$434
Thu 7/46:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Thu 7/42:30 amANC - SFO
1 stop8h 45mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/9$435
Thu 7/46:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Wed 7/107:29 pmANC - SFO
1 stop11h 46mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$437
Tue 7/307:55 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop6h 41mAlaska Airlines
Mon 8/122:30 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 10mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$438
Tue 7/306:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Tue 8/137:20 amANC - SFO
2 stops11h 36mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$439
Wed 7/106:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Tue 7/162:30 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 10mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$441
Wed 7/108:35 amSFO - ANC
1 stop16h 34mAlaska Airlines
Wed 7/1712:40 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 39mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$443

San Francisco to Anchorage 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Anchorage in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from San Francisco to Anchorage in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Tue 8/204:30 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop8h 20mDelta
Sat 8/241:01 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 38mDelta
Deal found 6/11$387
Sun 8/188:43 amSFO - ANC
1 stop17h 53mAlaska Airlines
Thu 8/294:30 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 30mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$391
Sat 9/2811:40 amSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 49mAlaska Airlines
Sun 10/67:30 pmANC - SFO
1 stop12h 42mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$395
Mon 9/237:55 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop6h 40mAlaska Airlines
Sat 9/284:30 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 30mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$397
Sun 8/184:30 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop8h 20mDelta
Thu 8/2910:38 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 47mDelta
Deal found 6/11$400
Tue 8/276:00 amSFO - ANC
1 stop6h 46mAlaska Airlines
Sat 9/77:18 pmANC - SFO
1 stop12h 56mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$404
Tue 8/204:30 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop8h 20mDelta
Wed 8/216:08 amANC - SFO
2 stops13h 11mDelta
Deal found 6/10$406
Tue 8/2011:40 amSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 49mAlaska Airlines
Tue 8/2012:40 amANC - SFO
1 stop30h 19mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$408
Sat 9/285:50 pmSFO - ANC
2 stops8h 41mAlaska Airlines
Sun 10/67:30 pmANC - SFO
1 stop12h 42mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$409

San Francisco to Anchorage flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco to Anchorage for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from San Francisco to Anchorage should consider booking one of these fares. To prevent any unwanted surprises, users should verify their flight info before booking.
Tue 6/256:20 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Thu 7/45:00 amANC - SFO
1 stop7h 47mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/9$567
Tue 6/251:30 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop13h 02mDelta
Wed 7/31:20 amANC - SFO
1 stop9h 54mDelta
Deal found 6/9$568
Tue 6/255:15 pmSFO - ANC
2 stops9h 17mDelta
Thu 7/410:40 amANC - SFO
1 stop12h 35mDelta
Deal found 6/9$573
Fri 6/2111:59 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop11h 50mSun Country Air
Wed 6/2612:16 pmANC - SFO
1 stop18h 55mSun Country Air
Deal found 6/10$588
Fri 6/2111:59 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop11h 50mSun Country Air
Fri 6/288:50 pmANC - SFO
1 stop25h 02mSun Country Air
Deal found 6/10$591
Thu 6/2011:59 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop13h 21mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/212:40 pmANC - SFO
Nonstop4h 39mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$612
Thu 6/2011:59 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop13h 21mSun Country Air
Wed 6/268:50 pmANC - SFO
1 stop25h 02mSun Country Air
Deal found 6/11$615
Tue 6/252:40 pmSFO - ANC
2 stops11h 52mDelta
Wed 7/31:20 amANC - SFO
2 stops13h 58mDelta
Deal found 6/9$618
Sat 6/2211:59 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop13h 34mSun Country Air
Mon 7/11:16 pmANC - SFO
1 stop20h 51mSun Country Air
Deal found 6/10$619

One-way flights to Anchorage from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco to Anchorage. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from San Francisco to Anchorage. For those needing a return trip from San Francisco, there is a search form available above.
Tue 9/1711:40 amSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 49mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$169
Wed 9/41:30 pmSFO - ANC
1 stop11h 20mDelta
Deal found 6/11$178
Wed 9/44:45 pmSFO - ANC
2 stops10h 48mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$183
Wed 8/216:50 amSFO - ANC
2 stops15h 50mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$184
Sat 8/2411:40 amSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 49mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/10$199
Tue 8/207:00 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 56mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/9$209
Sun 7/77:55 pmSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 45mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$215
Wed 9/411:40 amSFO - ANC
Nonstop4h 49mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 6/11$221
Wed 9/46:03 amSFO - ANC
2 stops15h 19mDelta
Deal found 6/10$223

Find flights from San Francisco to Anchorage within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Francisco to Anchorage that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

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$335 - $505

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San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Tue 8/20

Nonstop4h 49m

Anchorage

Wed 8/21

Nonstop4h 30m

$335

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Tue 8/20

1 stop8h 43m

Anchorage

Wed 8/21

Nonstop4h 30m

$345

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Tue 8/20

1 stop10h 02m

Anchorage

Wed 8/21

1 stop6h 49m

$349

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Sat 9/28

1 stop12h 35m

Anchorage

Tue 10/1

1 stop8h 12m

$354

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Fri 11/1

2 stops13h 41m

Anchorage

Sun 11/3

1 stop6h 42m

$359

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Wed 9/11

1 stop6h 46m

Anchorage

Wed 9/25

2 stops18h 14m

$361

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Tue 8/20

1 stop8h 20m

Anchorage

Sat 8/24

1 stop7h 38m

$387

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Thu 7/4

Nonstop4h 48m

Anchorage

Thu 7/11

Nonstop4h 42m

$427

San FranciscoAnchorage

SFO - ANC

SFOANC

San Francisco

Wed 7/10

1 stop13h 21m

Anchorage

Wed 7/17

1 stop12h 15m

$505

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 6/11

How far ahead should I book a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Francisco to Anchorage. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage, you should look to book at least 48 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Anchorage?

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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Anchorage flight should consider departing on Monday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Temperature and rainfall in Anchorage by month

Plan your trip to Anchorage by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ANC

Temperature

17.6 - 59 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Anchorage, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 59.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 17.6 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Anchorage

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Anchorage. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Anchorage. Reviews last updated June 11, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with United Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

7.4
Good
10,629 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

7.3
Good
14,129 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

7.3
Good
581 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,267 reviews

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Fantastic flights with Alaska Airlines! Professional and attentive crew members. I will definitely book with them again as I plan my next trip to Alaska in 2025! I highly recommend using their app and enrolling in their mileage program.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from San Francisco to Anchorage for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Anchorage for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $335, but on average you can expect to pay $379.

  • Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Anchorage for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Anchorage under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Anchorage is less than $456.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Anchorage for under $600?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Anchorage within the next 7 days for less than $600.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How popular is this San Francisco to Anchorage flight route?

  • How many flights depart from San Francisco to Anchorage on average per day?

    Per day, 6 flights depart from San Francisco to Anchorage on average.
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 83% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Anchorage in 4h 48m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, Delta, or United Airlines to get the fastest option. There are 2026 mi between San Francisco and Anchorage. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Anchorage round-trip?

    Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Anchorage, with prices starting at $335. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $349 and $427, respectively. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 32% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Anchorage one-way?

    $169 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Alaska Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $178 and $209, respectively.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Consider United Airlines (67%), Air New Zealand (67%) or Lufthansa (67%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Anchorage.

  • What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Anchorage? While on average our users pay $707, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $210. The most popular route (San Francisco - Anchorage), is priced around $345.

  • What does SFO to ANC mean?

    San Francisco Airport is SFO and Anchorage Airport is ANC. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Anchorage that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your San Francisco to Anchorage flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Francisco to Anchorage with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter San Francisco to Anchorage flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Anchorage that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on San Francisco to Anchorage flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from San Francisco to Anchorage.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Francisco to Anchorage by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Anchorage that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from San Francisco to Anchorage offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Francisco to Anchorage flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the San Francisco to Anchorage flight deals updated?

    The San Francisco to Anchorage flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/11.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Anchorage?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage?

    Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Anchorage (average of $445). Flying from San Francisco to Anchorage in June is currently the most expensive (average of $706). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from San Francisco to Anchorage

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United AirlinesCheapest$213Average$539FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
Alaska AirlinesCheapest$222Average$537FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
DeltaCheapest$274Average$442FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
American AirlinesCheapest$522Average$1,036FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%

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