Cheap flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks (SFO - FAI)

SFO — FAI
Feb 12 — Feb 191

The best prices from San Francisco to Fairbanks are usually found in April or February, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to FAI flight in 2023: compare San Francisco to Fairbanks flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Fairbanks.

SFO - FAI

Price

$375 - $656

FAI

Temperature

-7.6 - 62.6 °F

FAI

Rainfall

0.3 - 2.2 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Round-trip from$375From San Francisco to Fairbanks
One-way from$259One-way flight from San Francisco to Fairbanks

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

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Fairbanks. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Fairbanks.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Fairbanks, book at least 52 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 113% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $748 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,000.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Fairbanks from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $490 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $324. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Fairbanks (SFO - FAI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Fairbanks is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 33% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks in February, March 2023

The best prices found for SFO to FAI flights for February, March

San Francisco to Fairbanks 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Fairbanks from San Francisco found for this year

Cheap Delta flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks

Late deals on return flights to Fairbanks from San Francisco, departing today and this week

One-way flights to Fairbanks from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Fairbanks

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Delta
7.9
Good
2,079 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Fairbanks flights.

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

Delta, Alaska Airlines, and American 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 Fairbanks for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $350, but on average you can expect to pay $390.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Fairbanks for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

According to our current data, Delta ($350), and Alaska Airlines ($380) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Fairbanks. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Fairbanks for 28% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Fairbanks check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $187. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Fairbanks) can be booked for $347 on average our data indicates $948 when flying from San Francisco to Fairbanks.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Fairbanks

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Top 3 airlines flying from San Francisco to Fairbanks

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Fairbanks choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Alaska AirlinesCheapest$261Average$553FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$330Average$444FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$823Average$1,061FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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