Cheap flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia (SFO - PHL)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Philadelphia are usually found in October or August, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to PHL flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Philadelphia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Philadelphia.
SFO - PHL
Price
$293 - $485
PHL
Temperature
33.8 - 78.8 °F
PHL
Precipitation
2.7 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$293

From San Francisco to Philadelphia

One-way from

$109

One-way flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Philadelphia from San Francisco. Prices for October average $356 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $153. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a October flight can save you 36% on your journey compared to booking in October

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 31%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 51% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $427 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $555.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Philadelphia (SFO - PHL)?

When flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 52% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to PHL flights for October, November
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
9 Nov - 4 Dec
$124pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco found for this year
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Dec - 4 Dec
$124pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Philadelphia direct flight deals
9 Nov - 11 Dec
$305pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
12 Nov - 15 Nov
$307pp
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San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
10 Nov - 10 Dec
$309pp
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San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
27 Oct - 9 Nov
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
8:54 am - 2:09 am
Major Airline
2 Stops
14h 15m
SFO - PHL
Major Airline
$109
StudentUniverse
8:57 pm - 4:26 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
16h 29m
SFO - PHL
Frontier
$111
Kiwi.com
7:57 pm - 7:59 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
21h 02m
SFO - PHL
Multiple Airlines
$112
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Philadelphia

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Philadelphia from San Francisco. Booking flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL) should be relatively easy as there are 7 daily flights to Philadelphia from 9 different airlines. 5h 15m is how long a flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $123, but on average you can expect to pay $147.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia is less than $355.

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

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

How popular is this San Francisco to Philadelphia flight route?

The San Francisco to Philadelphia flight path was viewed by 85 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Frontier, at $123, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Philadelphia.. Frontier is currently priced 65% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from San Francisco to Philadelphia on time: Qatar Airways (95%), American Airlines (90%), British Airways (90%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia is generally $856, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $113. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Philadelphia), you can expect to pay $123 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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 Philadelphia.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from Philadelphia

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Philadelphia

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

Destination information for Philadelphia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Philadelphia.
Average temperature for October in Philadelphia
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Philadelphia
3.4 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Philadelphia 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
$95 $249 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$101 $261 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$116 $259 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $255 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$137 $315 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$143 $381 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$148 $393 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$220 $383 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Philadelphia

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Philadelphia.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 57% of SFO to PHL departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of SFO to PHL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to PHL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SFO to PHL departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Philadelphia
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Philadelphia.
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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