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Cheap flights from Columbus to San Francisco (CMH - SFO)

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The best prices from Columbus to San Francisco are usually found in July or August, booked 44 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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

CMH - SFO
Price
$306 - $404
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$306

From Columbus to San Francisco

One-way from

$45

One-way flight from Columbus to San Francisco

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 Columbus to San Francisco?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 8% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 99% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Columbus to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $416, or $638 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Columbus to San Francisco (CMH - SFO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Columbus to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 36% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Columbus to San Francisco in November, December 2020

The best prices found for CMH to SFO flights for November, December
17 Dec - 4 Jan
$68pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
17 Dec - 28 Dec
$78pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
20 Dec - 28 Dec
$79pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus

Columbus to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Columbus found for next year
17 Dec - 4 Jan
$68pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
17 Dec - 28 Dec
$78pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
20 Dec - 28 Dec
$79pp
CMH
Columbus
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Columbus

Save time with Columbus to San Francisco direct flight deals
5 Jan - 12 Jan
$329pp
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
26 Feb - 3 Mar
$339pp
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus
20 May - 23 May
$369pp
CMH
Columbus
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CMH
Columbus

Last minute flights from Columbus to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Columbus, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 19 Dec
$139pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
10 Dec - 19 Dec
$150pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus
10 Dec - 19 Dec
$154pp
CMH
Columbus
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CMH
Columbus

One-way flights to San Francisco from Columbus

The cheapest one-way flights from Columbus to San Francisco
7:35 am - 6:59 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
14h 24m
CMH - SFO
Frontier
$45
JustFly
8:48 am - 6:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 57m
CMH - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$83
Kiwi.com
8:05 am - 6:55 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 50m
CMH - SFO
Frontier

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Columbus to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Columbus 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 Columbus 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Columbus to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. 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 Columbus to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines flying from Columbus to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Columbus to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $124.

Are there nonstop flights from Columbus to San Francisco for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 6 direct flights from Columbus to San Francisco under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Columbus to San Francisco is less than $541.

Are there last-minute flights available from Columbus to San Francisco for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Columbus to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

The Columbus to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 43 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Columbus or San Francisco?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Columbus is roughly greater than that of San Francisco. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Columbus weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Expect the weather to be around 86 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in San Francisco is generally colder than in Columbus.

How long is the flight from Columbus to San Francisco?

There are many flights that can get you from Columbus to San Francisco in 7h 56m. Fly via Frontier to get the fastest option.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($68), offers the cheapest pricing from Columbus to San Francisco. This flight start at 81% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $45.

Alternative routes for Columbus to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Columbus to San Francisco
Average temperature for November in San Francisco
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Francisco
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Columbus

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines from Columbus to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Columbus 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
Frontier
$114 $261 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$134 $267 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$144 $280 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$132 $351 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$121 $358 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$218 $418 No cancel fee 69%
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