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)

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 to New York

One-way from

$53

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?

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.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 21 days in advance, which can save you up to 26% on flights from San Francisco to New York compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 21 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $229. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $301.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to New York from San Francisco. Prices for August average $235 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $62. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in August

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 14% 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 February, March 2021

16 Mar - 5 May
$134pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Mar - 29 Mar
$137pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$137pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to New York 2021 flight deals

3 May - 5 May
$122pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Apr - 5 May
$131pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
16 Mar - 5 May
$134pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New York from San Francisco

9 May - 16 May
$170pp
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
22 Mar - 25 Mar
$176pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 19 May
$177pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to New York

7 Mar - 16 Mar
$139pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
4 Mar - 9 Mar
$139pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
7 Mar - 22 Mar
$141pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New York from San Francisco

6:54 am - 11:00 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
25h 06m
SFO - EWR
Multiple Airlines
$53
Gotogate
5:49 pm - 11:00 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 11m
SFO - EWR
Multiple Airlines
$54
FlightNetwork
4:31 am - 2:00 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
18h 29m
SFO - EWR
Multiple Airlines
$58
FlyFar

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco 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 and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $122, 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 $187.

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 36 flights depart from San Francisco to New York on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 56% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 19% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% 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 to New York?

Airlines like Delta, Major Airline, and American Airlines fly from San Francisco to New York in about 5h 21m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. There are 2573 mi between San Francisco and New York. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to New York round-trip?

Frontier, at $137, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to New York.. Frontier is priced at 53% 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 New York one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $65.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to New York

Destination information for New York

Flight duration
6h 10m
Average temperature for February in New York
44.6 °F
Avg rainfall for February in New York
2.6 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to New York

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

Morning 6 AM to noon 63% of SFO to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 33% of SFO to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 3% of SFO to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to NYC departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to New York
Sunday
34 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
30 daily flights
Thursday
44 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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