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Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco International (NYC - SFO)

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The best prices from New York to San Francisco International are usually found in March or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to San Francisco International (SFO)

NYC - SFO
Price
$263 - $457
Popular in December High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from $263 From New York to San Francisco International
One-way from $139 One-way flight from New York to San Francisco International
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 New York to San Francisco International?

Travelers have found that booking a Wednesday departure is the best way to save up to 28% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to San Francisco International?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 44 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from New York to San Francisco International compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 44 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $117. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $137.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to San Francisco International?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco International from New York. Prices for February average $121 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $61. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April. Opting for a February flight can save you 8% on your journey compared to booking in February

Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco International in July, August 2020

The best prices found for NYC to SFO flights for July, August
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$208pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Jul - 30 Jul
$213pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
22 Jul - 6 Aug
$217pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to San Francisco International 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco International from New York found for this year
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$191pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$208pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
25 Aug - 9 Sep
$210pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Francisco International from New York

Save time with New York to San Francisco International direct flight deals
17 Oct - 31 Oct
$263pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
8 Jul - 8 Jul
$271pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$274pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to San Francisco International

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco International from New York, departing today and this week
28 Jun - 11 Jul
$305pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 Jun - 11 Jul
$314pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
28 Jun - 14 Jul
$315pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco International from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Francisco International
3:30 pm - 6:37 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
6h 07m
JFK - SFO
JetBlue
11:30 am - 4:05 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
43h 35m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$142
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to San Francisco International flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to San Francisco International

Are flight prices decreasing from New York to San Francisco 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 New York and San Francisco 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 New York to San Francisco International for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Francisco International for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $191, but on average you can expect to pay $224.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to San Francisco International for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San Francisco International under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San Francisco International is less than $285.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from New York to San Francisco was viewed by 374 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 for this route?

While looking for the best option consider Piedmont Airlines, Inc. D/B/A Henson Aviation/US Air Express, our data currently shows that they have the cheapest flight available for the flight path. When traveling from New York to San Francisco, generally 106 flights depart for this route daily.

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in San Francisco is generally colder than New York's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

Alternative routes for New York to San Francisco International

Destination information for San Francisco International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to San Francisco International
Flight duration
6h 03m

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)
Newburgh (SWF)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from New York to San Francisco International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 67% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 17% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of NYC to SFO departures
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Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Francisco International
Sunday
50 daily flights
Monday
52 daily flights
Tuesday
45 daily flights
Wednesday
43 daily flights
Thursday
48 daily flights
Friday
49 daily flights
Saturday
40 daily flights