Cheap flights from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO - PHX)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Phoenix are usually found in August or June, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to PHX flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
SFO - PH1
Price
$146 - $260
PH1
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
PH1
Precipitation
0 - 1.1 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$146

From San Francisco to Phoenix

One-way from

$49

One-way flight from San Francisco to Phoenix

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 Phoenix?

Users have found that leaving on a Friday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 13% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Phoenix, book at least 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 62% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $261 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $328.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix lean towards being more expensive in November. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $78.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO - PH1)?

When flying from San Francisco to Phoenix, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 14% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Phoenix in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to PHX flights for September, October
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$44pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 26 Sep
$51pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$53pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from San Francisco found for this year
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$44pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 26 Sep
$51pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$53pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Phoenix direct flight deals
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$44pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$53pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$54pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Phoenix

Late deals on round-trip flights to Phoenix from San Francisco, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$44pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$53pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$54pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Phoenix from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
1:06 pm - 3:10 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 04m
SFO - PHX
American Airlines
6:03 pm - 5:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
22h 52m
SFO - AZA
Multiple Airlines
$78
Kiwi.com
8:49 pm - 9:21 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 32m
SFO - PHX
Frontier
$79
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Phoenix

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Phoenix?

Most people fly from San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight from San Francisco to Phoenix. On average, San Francisco has 20 outbound flights to Phoenix per day from 11 airlines. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Phoenix 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Phoenix for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Phoenix for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $44, but on average you can expect to pay $68.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Phoenix for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Phoenix under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Phoenix is less than $71.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Phoenix for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Phoenix within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Friday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Phoenix flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Phoenix was viewed by 89 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average, you can expect to see 4 flights from San Francisco to Phoenix a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Phoenix?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Phoenix in 2h. Fly via Frontier or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is about 653 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Phoenix round-trip from $44. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Alaska Airlines. Frontier is 77% 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 Phoenix one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $24 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $48 and Delta from $76 one-way.

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

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

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

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 Phoenix on time: Horizon Air(97%), Alaska Airlines(97%), Lufthansa(93%.)

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Phoenix?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Phoenix is generally $424, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $79. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl), you can expect to pay $67 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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 Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from Phoenix

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

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Phoenix

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

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Flight duration from SFO to Phoenix
2h 07m
Average temperature for September in Phoenix
102.2 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Phoenix
0.6 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Phoenix 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
Alaska Airlines
$68 $174 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$72 $239 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$83 $280 No cancel fee 69%
Allegiant Air
$92 $173 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$102 $280 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $276 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$200 $269 No cancel fee 62%
JSX
$208 $346 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by JSX. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Southwest
$226 $348 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Phoenix.
Morning 6 AM to noon 46% of SFO to PHX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 45% of SFO to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of SFO to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to PHX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Phoenix
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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