Cheap flights from San Francisco International to New York (SFO - NYC)

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The best prices from San Francisco International to New York are usually found in January or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco International (SFO) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to NYC flight in 2021: compare San Francisco International to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
SFO - NYC
Price
$250 - $412
NYC
Temperature
42.8 - 86 °F
NYC
Rainfall
2.6 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

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

Round-trip from

$250

From San Francisco International to New York

One-way from

$136

One-way flight from San Francisco International to New York

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco International to New York?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 19% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco International to New York?

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco International to New York at least 21 days early can save you up to 26% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 21 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco International to New York for as little as $229 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $301 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco International to New York?

August can be a great time to fly to New York from San Francisco International with a flight ticket averaging about $235. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $62. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco International to New York (SFO - NYC)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco International to New York in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 13% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco International to New York in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to NYC flights for May, June
9 Jun - 11 Jun
$251pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
8 Jun - 11 Jun
$251pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
28 Jun - 18 Aug
$259pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco International to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from San Francisco International found for this year
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$226pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
26 Nov - 30 Nov
$230pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$233pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New York from San Francisco International

Save time with San Francisco International to New York direct flight deals
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$226pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
19 Oct - 18 Nov
$241pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$244pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco International to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from San Francisco International, departing today and this week
24 May - 2 Jun
$291pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 30 May
$292pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
20 May - 24 May
$300pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New York from San Francisco International

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco International to New York
8:30 pm - 4:34 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 04m
SFO - EWR
United Airlines
$136
United
8:59 pm - 6:05 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
42h 06m
SFO - LGA
Frontier
$137
Kiwi.com
12:10 pm - 8:51 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 41m
SFO - JFK
JetBlue

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco International to New York

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to New York due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and New York for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to New York to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from San Francisco to New York. Policies will vary by airline.

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

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

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

San Francisco (SFO), located 11.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from San Francisco to New York. 10 airlines have flights from San Francisco to New York on a regular basis. Booking flights from San Francisco to New York should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 61 outbound flights to New York per day.

Can I find flights from San Francisco International to New York for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco International to New York for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Major Airline for just $226, but on average you can expect to pay $246.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco International to New York for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco International to New York under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco International to New York is less than $250.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco International to New York for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco International to New York within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to New York?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

How many flights depart from San Francisco International to New York on average per day?

Per day, 11 flights depart from San Francisco to New York on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 91% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 9% of flight departures

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than New York?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in New York is generally hotter than in San Francisco. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Francisco International to New York?

A quick flight from San Francisco International to New York can take about 5h 21m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $297. San Francisco International and New York are separated by a distance of 2573 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco International to New York round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco International to New York is Major Airline. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $226 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Delta and Alaska Airlines, starting at $236 and $241 round-trip. These flights start at 23% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco International to New York one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $102 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $119 and Delta from $125 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Francisco International to New York

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

Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco International to New York.
Flight duration
6h 06m
Average temperature for May in New York
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New York
3.8 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco International to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco International to New York 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
Sun Country Air
$118 $289 No cancel fee 83%
Spirit Airlines
$111 $289 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $304 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$122 $336 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$137 $349 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$128 $365 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$126 $375 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$118 $392 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco International to New York

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco International towards New York.
Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of SFO to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 24% of SFO to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of SFO to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of SFO to NYC departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco International to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco International to New York.
Sunday
80 daily flights
Monday
62 daily flights
Tuesday
49 daily flights
Wednesday
53 daily flights
Thursday
63 daily flights
Friday
76 daily flights
Saturday
50 daily flights
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