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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)

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

$75

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 morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 22% on flights from Manhattan to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Manhattan to San Francisco in January, February 2021

27 Feb - 4 Mar
$141pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
16 Feb - 26 Feb
$142pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
17 Feb - 21 Feb
$143pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Manhattan to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

27 Feb - 4 Mar
$141pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
16 Feb - 26 Feb
$142pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
17 Feb - 21 Feb
$143pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Manhattan

26 Apr - 26 Apr
$170pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
26 Apr - 26 Apr
$170pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 Mar - 25 Mar
$171pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from Manhattan to San Francisco

31 Jan - 28 Feb
$156pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
31 Jan - 13 Feb
$157pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
31 Jan - 1 Feb
$158pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco from Manhattan

2:30 am - 1:39 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 09m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$75
Gotogate
11:08 am - 3:43 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
19h 35m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$76
Gotogate
10:42 am - 3:52 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
20h 10m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$78
Gotogate

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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 and Delta are some 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.

Can I find flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $141, but on average you can expect to pay $146.

Are there nonstop flights from Manhattan to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Manhattan to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Manhattan to San Francisco is less than $178.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

27 flight departures from New York to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 7% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 41% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 15% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 37% 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 JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines fly from Manhattan to San Francisco in about 6h 29m. 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 is the cheapest airline to fly from Manhattan to San Francisco round-trip?

United Airlines, at $158, was found to be the cheapest airline from Manhattan to San Francisco.. United Airlines is currently priced 48% 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 Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $73.

Alternative routes for Manhattan to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Flight duration
6h 09m
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from Manhattan to San Francisco

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

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of NYC to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Manhattan to San Francisco
Sunday
38 daily flights
Monday
38 daily flights
Tuesday
22 daily flights
Wednesday
30 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
36 daily flights
Saturday
30 daily flights
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