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 2022: 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
33.8 - 77 °F
NYC
Precipitation
2.8 - 4.5 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 (NYC)

One-way from

$70

One-way flight from San Francisco to New York (NYC)

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.

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.

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.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to New York in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to NYC flights for January, February
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$125pp
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
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
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
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from San Francisco found for this year
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$125pp
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
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
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
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New York from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to New York direct flight deals
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$125pp
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
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$130pp
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 to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from San Francisco, departing today and this week
31 Jan - 12 Feb
$141pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
2 Feb - 23 Feb
$142pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 Jan - 8 Feb
$145pp
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
2:41 am - 10:56 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 15m
SFO - JFK
JetBlue
6:30 pm - 3:00 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 30m
SFO - JFK
Alaska Airlines
$78
mytrip.com
7:59 pm - 7:24 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 25m
SFO - EWR
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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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 108 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.

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 Alaska Airlines for just $130, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

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 $142.

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

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

Travelers can expect 21 flights from San Francisco to New York on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% of flight departures

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

A quick flight from San Francisco to New York can take about 5h 24m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $130. The distance from San Francisco to New York is about 2594 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to New York, with prices starting at $130. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by JetBlue and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $134 and $149, respectively. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 56% 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 airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $44. However, be on the lookout for offers from JetBlue and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to New York for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to New York?

Most travelers choose San Francisco - New York John F Kennedy Intl, San Francisco - Newark or San Francisco - New York LaGuardia when deciding on the best route from San Francisco to New York.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to New York is $136. On average you can expect to pay $581. The most popular route, (San Francisco - New York John F Kennedy Intl), can usually be booked for $134.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to New York are Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to New York?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from San Francisco to New York consider choosing Icelandair (96%), Gulf Air (95%) or Royal Jordanian (94%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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

A typical flight from San Francisco to New York takes around five hours and 45 minutes, assuming no delays.

Which airlines operate flights from New York City to San Francisco?

Delta, United, and American Airlines operate flights from San Francisco to New York City. JetBlue, Virgin Airlines, and Sun Country also provide non-stop and connecting flights from SFO to JFK, LaGuardia, and other New York City airports.

How frequent are flights between New York City and San Francisco?

Travelers with The Big Apple on their mind are pleased to make reservations on hundreds of flights between New York City and San Francisco every week.

Which airports serve New York City to San Francisco?

San Francisco's international airport sits approximately 13 miles south of the city in unincorporated San Mateo County. SFO is the second-busiest airport in California serving more than 53 million passengers every year. Travelers to and from New York City are served by John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia International Airport (LGA).

Which direct flight route between New York City and San Francisco is cheapest?

The cheapest price for a ticket from SFO to any airport in New York cITY is around $242. Savvy travelers can take advantage of special last minute travel deals that can save a lot of money, but are not as sure a deal as reserved tickets with a major air carrier. If you have an important business meeting, you should reserve a seat and pay for your ticket in advance. Many travelers save money by flying out of Oakland International Airport (OAK).Fondly nicknamed "Baghdad by the Bay," San Francisco is a city beloved by many. With its exceptional architecture, superior culinary options, and fascinating history, "The City" offers the best of old California along with 21st century innovation. At a mere 47.9 square miles, San Francisco delivers charm, sophistication, and a good workout on its hilly sidewalks. New York City boasts a bigger population than any other city in the USA. NYC comprises five distinct boroughs and is home to the United Nations, the Empire State Building, and the magnificent Central Park.If you wish to be one of the 5,000 passengers who fly from San Francisco to New York City each day, search our site for tickets that suit your budget and timeline. We make it easy to find the best ticket prices.

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 24 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 24 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 04m
Average temperature for January in New York
42.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in New York
3.5 ″

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
Spirit Airlines
$111 $289 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$118 $289 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$118 $392 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$118 $304 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$122 $336 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$126 $375 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$128 $365 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$137 $349 No cancel fee 69%

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 46% of SFO to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 23% of SFO to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 22% of SFO to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of SFO to NYC departures
Midnight
6 AM
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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
117 daily flights
Monday
109 daily flights
Tuesday
96 daily flights
Wednesday
107 daily flights
Thursday
107 daily flights
Friday
116 daily flights
Saturday
105 daily flights
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