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
44.6 - 87.8 °F
PHL
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.5 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

$145

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 day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Leaving on a Monday 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 31% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia.

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

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 23 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 Philadelphia from $179 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $231 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Philadelphia from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $184 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $52. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 July, August 2021

The best prices found for SFO to PHL flights for July, August
25 Aug - 31 Aug
$184pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
25 Aug - 31 Aug
$194pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
24 Aug - 1 Sep
$204pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco

San Francisco to Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco found for this year
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$163pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
29 Sep - 5 Oct
$167pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
25 Aug - 31 Aug
$184pp
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 - 13 Nov
$295pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
12 Nov - 13 Nov
$297pp
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San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
10 Sep - 20 Oct
$302pp
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San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Philadelphia
PHL
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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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
27 Jul - 2 Aug
$304pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
27 Jul - 7 Sep
$321pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
31 Jul - 7 Sep
$323pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco

One-way flights to Philadelphia from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia
5:11 am - 5:51 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
21h 40m
SFO - PHL
Multiple Airlines
$145
Kiwi.com
4:31 pm - 8:52 am
Frontier
2 Stops
37h 21m
SFO - PHL
Frontier
$147
Kiwi.com
6:45 pm - 3:01 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 16m
SFO - PHL
United Airlines
$148
United

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

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 5 daily flights to Philadelphia from 9 different airlines. 5h 16m is how long a flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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 $163, but on average you can expect to pay $207.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia is less than $346.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Philadelphia for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Thursday, Saturday.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Philadelphia?

The rainfall in San Francisco is generally more than the rainfall in Philadelphia. This will continue over the next 2 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Philadelphia?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 88 °F range in July. The weather in Philadelphia is generally hotter than San Francisco's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia?

Departing from San Francisco to Philadelphia will take you 9h 38m.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Philadelphia round-trip from $163. Frontier is 54% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $89. Users have also found tickets on United Airlines for as little as $148.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Philadelphia, PA

Can I fly to Philadelphia from San Francisco right now?

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.

Can I 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 July in Philadelphia
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Philadelphia
4.5 ″

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%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $255 No cancel fee 75%
Frontier
$116 $259 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$101 $261 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$137 $315 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$143 $381 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$220 $383 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$148 $393 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Philadelphia

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Philadelphia.
Morning 6 AM to noon 58% of SFO to PHL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 41% 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
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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