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
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

$132

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 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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to NYC flights for May, June
16 May - 19 May
$224pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 18 May
$240pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 May - 24 May
$243pp
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
16 May - 19 May
$224pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Aug - 20 Sep
$233pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Aug - 20 Sep
$239pp
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
 
1 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

Save time with San Francisco to New York direct flight deals
26 Aug - 8 Sep
$243pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$244pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Sep - 26 Sep
$251pp
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
19 May - 24 May
$243pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 24 May
$263pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 24 May
$264pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New York from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to New York
8:59 pm - 7:59 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
20h 00m
SFO - EWR
Frontier
$132
Kiwi.com
8:59 pm - 5:09 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
29h 10m
SFO - LGA
Multiple Airlines
$134
Kiwi.com
1:01 pm - 2:06 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
10h 05m
SFO - EWR
American Airlines

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

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 55 outbound flights to New York per day.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to New York for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Major Airline for just $233, but on average you can expect to pay $250.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to New York under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to New York is less than $258.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 13 flights depart from San Francisco to New York on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 54% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 31% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 15% 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 United Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta fly from San Francisco to New York in about 5h 04m. 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 are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to New York round-trip?

Major Airline, at $233, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to New York.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Frontier and JetBlue. Major Airline is priced at 21% 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 $102. Users have also found prices from $111 and $123 on Frontier and Alaska Airlines, respectively.

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
6h 10m
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 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 57% of SFO to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of SFO to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% of SFO to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 6% 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
58 daily flights
Monday
72 daily flights
Tuesday
56 daily flights
Wednesday
51 daily flights
Thursday
59 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
39 daily flights
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