Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Durham

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The best prices from San Francisco to Durham are usually found in August or September, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to RDU flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Durham flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Durham.
SFO - DU8
Price
$294 - $535
DU8
Temperature
39.2 - 78.8 °F
DU8
Precipitation
3 - 4.6 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$294

From San Francisco to Durham

One-way from

$126

One-way flight from San Francisco to Durham

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 Durham?

To save up to 17% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Durham from $396 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $447 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Durham (SFO - DU8)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from San Francisco to Durham as you normally would.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Durham. Flights to Durham from San Francisco in August are about $383 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $177.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Durham in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to Durham flights for October, November
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$143pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Durham 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Durham from San Francisco found for this year
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Durham from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Durham direct flight deals
29 Oct - 5 Nov
$257pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
4 Jan - 10 Jan
$300pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
4 Nov - 10 Nov
$305pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Durham

Late deals on round-trip flights to Durham from San Francisco, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 2 Nov
$143pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 1 Nov
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Durham from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Durham
5:58 pm - 6:24 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
21h 26m
SFO - RDU
Multiple Airlines
$126
Kiwi.com
7:57 pm - 1:21 am
Frontier
2 Stops
26h 24m
SFO - RDU
Frontier
$128
Priceline
11:50 am - 7:55 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 05m
SFO - RDU
United Airlines
$129
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> to <span class="emphasized">Durham</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Durham

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Durham?

Most people fly from San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight from San Francisco to Durham. On average, San Francisco has 1 outbound flight to Durham per day from 8 airlines. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Durham have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Durham that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Durham for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Durham for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $123, but on average you can expect to pay $157.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Durham under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Durham is less than $419.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Durham for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Durham within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this San Francisco to Durham flight route?

The San Francisco to Durham flight path was viewed by 65 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Durham?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Durham? While on average our users pay $771, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $115. The most popular route (San Francisco - Raleigh Raleigh-Durham), is priced around $118.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Durham

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Durham within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Durham.

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

Returning to San Francisco from Durham

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Durham are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Durham

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

Destination information for Durham

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Durham.
Average temperature for October in Durham
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Durham
3.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco to Durham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Durham 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
American Airlines
$106 $467 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$112 $363 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $312 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$132 $407 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$147 $321 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$148 $479 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$159 $543 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Durham

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Durham.
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Durham
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Durham.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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