Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix

SFO — PHX
Feb 11 — Feb 181

The best prices from San Francisco to Phoenix are usually found in January or February, booked 30 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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to PH1 flight in 2023: compare San Francisco to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.

SFO - PHX

Price

$137 - $250

PHX

Temperature

55.4 - 95 °F

PHX

Rainfall

0 - 1.1 inches

Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Round-trip from$137From San Francisco to Phoenix
One-way from$52One-way flight from San Francisco to Phoenix

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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 23 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 28% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $182 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $243.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Phoenix from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $195. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $69. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 14% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Phoenix in February, March 2023

The best prices found for SFO to Phoenix flights for February, March

San Francisco to Phoenix 2023 flight deals

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Non-stop flights to Phoenix from San Francisco

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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Phoenix

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One-way flights to Phoenix from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Phoenix

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Phoenix

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,363 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,363 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,363 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Frontier
6.1
Okay
538 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,363 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Phoenix flights.

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 22 outbound flights to Phoenix per day from 14 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. Frontier, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Frontier with this kind of flexibility.

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 $59, but on average you can expect to pay $79.

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 $79.

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 51 flights from San Francisco to Phoenix a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 22% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 45% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% 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 02m. Fly via Frontier to get the fastest option. The distance between San Francisco and Phoenix is about 653 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Phoenix round-trip from $59. Frontier is 69% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

Undisclosed Carrier, 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: SWISS (83%), Lufthansa (80%), American Airlines (80%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Phoenix?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Phoenix is generally $646, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $40. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl), you can expect to pay $80 for that flight.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Phoenix

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$11Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$30Average$119FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$69Average$197FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$69Average$280FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$88Average$190FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$97Average$138FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$99Average$269FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$157Average$283FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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JSXCheapest$208Average$346FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Phoenix
3%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
29%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
40%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
28%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday29daily flights
Monday26daily flights
Tuesday22daily flights
Wednesday21daily flights
Thursday14daily flights
Friday28daily flights
Saturday18daily flights
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