Cheap flights from Manhattan to San Francisco (NYC - SFO)

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The best prices from Manhattan to San Francisco are usually found in January 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
Manhattan (NYC) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SFO flight in 2021: compare Manhattan to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
NYC - SFO
Price
$267 - $457
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$267

From Manhattan to San Francisco

One-way from

$128

One-way flight from Manhattan 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 Manhattan to San Francisco?

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 Manhattan to San Francisco?

To save on the cost of your flight from Manhattan to San Francisco, book at least 35 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 7% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $99 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $105.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Manhattan with a flight ticket averaging about $108. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Manhattan to San Francisco (NYC - SFO)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 25% on flights from Manhattan to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Manhattan to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SFO flights for May, June
9 Jun - 13 Jul
$251pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
8 Jun - 12 Jul
$260pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Jun - 20 Jul
$260pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Manhattan to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Manhattan found for this year
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$224pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
7 Dec - 10 Dec
$227pp
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
16 Sep - 19 Sep
$234pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Manhattan

Save time with Manhattan to San Francisco direct flight deals
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$224pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
17 Aug - 17 Aug
$246pp
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
10 Sep - 12 Sep
$247pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from Manhattan to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Manhattan, departing today and this week
25 May - 19 Jun
$321pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 May - 22 Jun
$336pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 May - 25 Jun
$342pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco from Manhattan

The cheapest one-way flights from Manhattan to San Francisco
4:00 am - 11:10 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
10h 10m
JFK - SFO
Major Airline
$128
StudentUniverse
1:15 pm - 7:35 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 20m
JFK - SFO
Delta
$135
Delta
12:41 pm - 6:45 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
9h 04m
EWR - SFO
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Manhattan to San Francisco

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.

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

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from New York to San Francisco are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from New York to San Francisco that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

San Francisco (SFO) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from New York to San Francisco. You should not have trouble finding flights to San Francisco from New York; the airport handles an average of 68 inbound flights from New York per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 9 airlines have flights to the San Francisco airport from New York. It is only a 11.8 mi journey from San Francisco (SFO) to San Francisco’s city center.

Can I find flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $224, but on average you can expect to pay $248.

Are there nonstop flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Manhattan to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Manhattan to San Francisco is less than $253.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from New York to San Francisco?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday.

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

5 flight departures from New York to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 60% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 40% of flight departures

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.

How long is the flight from Manhattan to San Francisco?

Airlines like American Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines fly from Manhattan to San Francisco in about 6h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 2573 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Alaska Airlines, at $224, was found to be the cheapest airline from Manhattan to San Francisco.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Major Airline and JetBlue. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 26% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Alaska Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $112. Users have also found prices from $125 and $126 on Alaska Airlines and Major Airline, respectively.

Alternative routes for Manhattan to San Francisco

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

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Manhattan to San Francisco.
Flight duration
6h 11m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from Manhattan to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Manhattan 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
$102 $242 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$118 $247 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $295 No cancel fee 75%
Spirit Airlines
$142 $321 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$118 $332 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$116 $350 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$124 $361 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$123 $411 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Manhattan to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Manhattan towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 29% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Manhattan to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Manhattan to San Francisco.
Sunday
86 daily flights
Monday
75 daily flights
Tuesday
59 daily flights
Wednesday
57 daily flights
Thursday
73 daily flights
Friday
85 daily flights
Saturday
47 daily flights
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