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

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The best prices from San Francisco 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 (SFO) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to NYC flight in 2021: compare San Francisco 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
Precipitation
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 to New York

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 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 to New York?

To save up to 88% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 30 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 New York from $392 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $593 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 13% on flights from San Francisco to New York by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to New York in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to NYC flights for September, October
5 Oct - 12 Oct
$125pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 6 Oct
$131pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
22 Sep - 12 Oct
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from San Francisco found for this year
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$118pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$120pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Nov - 10 Nov
$122pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New York from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to New York direct flight deals
21 Oct - 28 Oct
$147pp
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
29 Oct - 30 Oct
$148pp
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
2 Oct - 3 Oct
$148pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from San Francisco, departing today and this week
22 Sep - 12 Oct
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Sep - 30 Sep
$150pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Sep - 4 Oct
$151pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New York from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to New York
6:04 pm - 5:36 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
20h 32m
SFO - EWR
Frontier
$59
hutchgo.com
9:00 am - 5:48 pm
Major Airline
Nonstop
5h 48m
SFO - JFK
Major Airline
$71
StudentUniverse
4:35 pm - 12:55 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 20m
SFO - JFK
JetBlue

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to New York

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 92 outbound flights to New York per day.

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.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to New York for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $118, but on average you can expect to pay $138.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to New York for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to New York under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to New York is less than $157.

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

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

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

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

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

Per day, 6 flights depart from San Francisco to New York on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 17% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures

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

For as low as $118, Frontier can have you in New York from San Francisco in 5h 25m. The distance between San Francisco and New York is about 2594 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to New York round-trip from $118. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Alaska Airlines, from $147, and JetBlue, from $148. Users have found that Frontier is 60% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to New York are Frontier ($57), Alaska Airlines ($58), and Major Airline ($71).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

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

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

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

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 New York.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from New York

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 to New York.
Flight duration from SFO to New York
6h 03m
Average temperature for September in New York
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in New York
4.3 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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 to New York

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards New York.
Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of SFO to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of SFO to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 18% of SFO to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of SFO to NYC departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to New York.
Sunday
92 daily flights
Monday
96 daily flights
Tuesday
94 daily flights
Wednesday
95 daily flights
Thursday
112 daily flights
Friday
89 daily flights
Saturday
66 daily flights
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