Cheap flights from California (CA) to San Francisco (SFO)

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

All the information you need to plan the best null to SFO flight in 2022: compare California to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to San Francisco?

July can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from California with a flight ticket averaging about $134. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from California to San Francisco, book at least 30 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 118% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $176 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $271.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to San Francisco (CA - SFO)?

When flying from California to San Francisco, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from California to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for California to SFO flights for January, February
25 Feb - 28 Feb
$33pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
18 Feb - 23 Feb
$38pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
23 Feb - 2 Mar
$40pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario

California to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from California found for this year
28 Jun - 5 Jul
$32pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Feb - 28 Feb
$33pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
29 Oct - 5 Nov
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from California

Save time with California to San Francisco direct flight deals
28 Jun - 5 Jul
$32pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Feb - 28 Feb
$33pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
9 Feb - 11 Feb
$38pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario

Last minute flights from California to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from California, departing today and this week
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$41pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
4 Feb - 5 Feb
$48pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$51pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario

One-way flights to San Francisco from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to San Francisco
6:41 am - 8:04 am
Frontier
Nonstop
1h 23m
ONT - SFO
Frontier
$36
CheapTickets.com
4:00 am - 5:30 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 30m
LAX - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$38
mytrip.com
2:10 am - 3:36 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 26m
LAX - SFO
JetBlue

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to San Francisco

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

For a flight from California to San Francisco, you will be flying into San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 11.8 mi from the center of the city.

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $32, but on average you can expect to pay $46.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to San Francisco is less than $46.

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

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

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this California to San Francisco flight route?

Flights from California to San Francisco have been viewed 880 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average 44 flights depart from California to San Francisco per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 32% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 36% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to San Francisco?

A quick flight from California to San Francisco can take about 1h 23m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $32. Airlines will cover a distance of 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $15 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $21 and JetBlue from $39 one-way.

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

Before booking your flight to San Francisco from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Copa Airlines (89%), Fiji Airways (85%), Horizon Air( 85%).

What are the cheapest flights from California to San Francisco?

The cheapest flight price from California to San Francisco is $48. On average you can expect to pay $184. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $63.

What are the most popular routes from California to San Francisco?

While some choose either San Diego - San Francisco or Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - San Francisco, Los Angeles - San Francisco is the most popular route from California to San Francisco.

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

The most popular airlines flying from California to San Francisco are Amtrak, Train and Bus. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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

Returning to California from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

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

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to San Francisco.
Flight duration from California to SFO
1h 24m
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 10 airlines flying from California to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to San Francisco 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
$50 $194 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$53 $162 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$53 $224 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$53 $200 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $144 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$65 $138 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$70 $95 No cancel fee 88%
JetBlue
$75 $201 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$88 $235 No cancel fee 63%
JSX
$118 $309 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.

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