Cheap flights from San Francisco to Atlanta (SFO - ATL)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are usually found in January or February, booked 20 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to ATL flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Atlanta flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Atlanta.
SFO - ATL
Price
$277 - $449
ATL
Temperature
42.8 - 80.6 °F
ATL
Rainfall
3.4 - 5.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

One-way from

$177

One-way flight from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta?

Find a great deal and save up to 22% by booking at least 19 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Atlanta within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $325.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Atlanta (SFO - ATL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Atlanta in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 22% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

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

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Atlanta in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to ATL flights for May, June
20 May - 27 May
$306pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Jun - 20 Jun
$314pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Jun - 20 Jun
$315pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Atlanta 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Atlanta from San Francisco found for this year
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$282pp
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Sep - 30 Sep
$292pp
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Sep - 13 Sep
$298pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Atlanta from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Atlanta direct flight deals
16 Aug - 15 Dec
$298pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
16 Aug - 25 Aug
$318pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
16 Aug - 27 Aug
$323pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Atlanta

Late deals on round-trip flights to Atlanta from San Francisco, departing today and this week
21 May - 27 May
$354pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 May - 23 May
$369pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 27 May
$393pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Hartsfield-Jackson from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Atlanta
5:35 pm - 7:25 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
10h 50m
SFO - ATL
JetBlue
11:04 am - 6:49 pm
Delta
Nonstop
4h 45m
SFO - ATL
Delta
$199
Delta
2:08 pm - 9:49 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 41m
SFO - ATL
United Airlines
$202
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Atlanta

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Atlanta?

If you wish to fly to Atlanta from San Francisco, then you need to book flights from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. There are 21 flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) per day to choose from. Flights to Atlanta from San Francisco are available from 10 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 4h 30m is how long a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson typically takes.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, Frontier, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Atlanta for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Atlanta for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $262, but on average you can expect to pay $312.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Atlanta for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Atlanta under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Atlanta is less than $370.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Atlanta for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Atlanta within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Atlanta?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Thursday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Atlanta flight route?

Within the past month, 111 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

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

On average 1 flight departs from San Francisco to Atlanta per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Atlanta?

Airlines like JetBlue, Delta, and United Airlines fly from San Francisco to Atlanta in about 4h 45m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 44m. San Francisco and Atlanta are separated by a distance of 2146 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Atlanta round-trip from $282. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $298, and United Airlines, from $307. JetBlue is priced at 14% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $134. However, be on the lookout for offers from JetBlue and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Atlanta for a low price.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Atlanta?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta consider choosing ITA Airways (96%), Aeromexico (94%) or Aerolineas Argentinas (92%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Atlanta?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta is generally $1,359, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $29. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson), you can expect to pay $282 for that flight.

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

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta, you may want to consider flying on Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What airports serve Atlanta from San Francisco?

The San Francisco area is served by three major airports, two of which offer flights to Atlanta. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the largest and will give you the most options in terms of routes and airlines. It has four terminals, which are connected by an air train. It is located 13 miles south of downtown and can be reached via car, taxi, rideshare, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail. Located across from San Francisco on the other side of the bay is the Oakland International Airport (OAK). It is about 10 miles south of downtown Oakland and is accessible by taxi, shuttle service, and the BART rail system. This airport is slightly smaller and might not offer you as many flight options. Both airports provide both long and short-term parking lots for those who choose to drive.

Which airlines fly directly from San Francisco to Atlanta?

To fly directly from San Francisco to Atlanta, you will have to leave from San Francisco International Airport. From there you have several options for nonstop flights. Frontier Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines offer a direct flight to Atlanta on select days of the week. The days and times it is offered will vary depending on the month. United operates two nonstop flights seven days a week—one leaves in the morning and the other is an overnight flight leaving in the evening. Delta offers the most nonstop flight options. They have several flight options at all times of the day, from morning to evening, and they operate seven days a week.

What are the layover options between San Francisco and Atlanta?

The layover cities will depend on which airline you fly with. A flight with Delta may stop in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle, or Minneapolis. United flights may include a layover in Houston or Chicago. These layover times range from less than an hour to several hours. Since they are all in major airports, there will be plenty of shopping and dining options to help you pass the time. Flights with Frontier stop in Denver for an eight-hour overnight stop. This adds a lot more time to your journey and generally won’t save you much money.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from San Francisco to Atlanta?

As both the origin and destination are within the United States, this is considered a domestic flight and no passport or visa is needed. However, if you already have a passport and prefer to use that, you may. To fly within the United States, you will still need to pass through security and present ID. Accepted forms of ID include a valid state-issued ID, driver's license, or military ID. If you are not a US citizen, you may present a foreign-issued passport or permanent resident card. When going through the security checkpoint, your bags will also be inspected, so it’s important to review what is safe to carry with you and which items should be placed in your checked baggage.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Atlanta, GA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Atlanta from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson within the United States

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Atlanta?

Returning to San Francisco from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Atlanta

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Atlanta

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Atlanta.
Flight duration from SFO to ATL
4h 56m
Average temperature for May in Atlanta
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Atlanta
3.5 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Atlanta

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Atlanta choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$13 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$97 $218 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$126 $375 No cancel fee 62%
Frontier
$127 $282 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$171 $414 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$183 $410 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$257 $517 No cancel fee N/A
Endeavor Airlines
$310 $514 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Alaska Airlines
$310 $601 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Atlanta

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Atlanta.
Morning 6 AM to noon 64% of SFO to ATL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 26% of SFO to ATL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of SFO to ATL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 2% of SFO to ATL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Atlanta
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Atlanta.
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
25 daily flights
Friday
25 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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