Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Ottawa (YOW)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Ottawa are usually found in August or March, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Ottawa (YOW)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to YOW flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Ottawa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Ottawa.
SFO - YOW
Price
$295 - $734
YOW
Temperature
14 - 69.8 °F
YOW
Precipitation
2 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 44% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Average price

$734

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$295

From San Francisco to Ottawa

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 Ottawa?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 38% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Ottawa.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Ottawa?

Flights from San Francisco to Ottawa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Ottawa in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $184.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Ottawa, book at least 59 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $423 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $423.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Ottawa (SFO - YOW)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Ottawa is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 51% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Ottawa in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SFO to YOW flights for December, January
20 Jan - 25 Jan
$418pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Jan - 25 Jan
$427pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 Jan - 19 Jan
$432pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Ottawa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Ottawa from San Francisco found for this year
7 Dec - 11 Dec
$648pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Dec - 11 Dec
$657pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$659pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Ottawa

Late deals on round-trip flights to Ottawa from San Francisco, departing today and this week
12 Dec - 14 Dec
$867pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 Dec - 14 Dec
$872pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$876pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Ottawa from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Ottawa
4:35 pm - 7:40 am
Delta
2 Stops
12h 05m
SFO - YOW
Delta
$451
Delta
3:15 am - 3:53 pm
Air Canada
1 Stop
9h 38m
SFO - YOW
Air Canada
$463
Air Canada
5:30 pm - 4:56 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
20h 26m
SFO - YOW
Multiple Airlines
$464
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Ottawa

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

United Airlines, Air Canada, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Ottawa for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Ottawa for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $413, but on average you can expect to pay $442.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Ottawa for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Ottawa within the next 7 days for less than $900.

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

Flying on Air Canada is currently your cheapest option to Ottawa, with prices starting at $413.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Ottawa are Delta ($373), Air Canada ($404), and United Airlines ($468).

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

Consider Interjet, Major Airline or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Ottawa.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Ottawa?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Ottawa is generally $256, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $129. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Ottawa), you can expect to pay $432 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Ottawa, Canada

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Ottawa

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

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

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

Documents
Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine - Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.


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

Returning to San Francisco from Ottawa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Ottawa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Ottawa

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

Destination information for Ottawa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Ottawa.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = C$ 1.29
Average temperature for December in Ottawa
30.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Ottawa
3.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Ottawa

Top 5 airlines flying from San Francisco to Ottawa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Ottawa 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
WestJet
$145 $315 No cancel fee 60%
Air Canada
$150 $611 No cancel fee 67%
American Airlines
$153 $335 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$157 $389 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$159 $458 No cancel fee 69%
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