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

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The best prices from New York 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
New York (NYC) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SFO flight in 2021: compare New York 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 New York to San Francisco

One-way from

$134

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to San Francisco?

Flights from New York to San Francisco are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

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

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to San Francisco from $99 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $105 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San Francisco from New York average $108. You can even find prices in August for less than $108, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $48. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Francisco from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from New York to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 25% on airfare.

Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco in June, July 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SFO flights for June, July
13 Jul - 28 Jul
$266pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
13 Jul - 2 Aug
$281pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
13 Jul - 28 Jul
$284pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

New York to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from New York found for this year
22 Sep - 28 Sep
$202pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
8 Sep - 8 Sep
$206pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
22 Sep - 28 Sep
$213pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from New York

Save time with New York to San Francisco direct flight deals
2 Nov - 7 Nov
$244pp
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
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$249pp
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
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$250pp
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

Last minute flights from New York to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from New York, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 8 Sep
$333pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
22 Jun - 10 Aug
$347pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
23 Jun - 4 Aug
$352pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Francisco
2:30 am - 4:45 am
Frontier
2 Stops
29h 15m
EWR - SFO
Frontier
$134
Kiwi.com
2:55 pm - 6:50 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
6h 55m
JFK - SFO
Alaska Airlines
9:55 am - 5:33 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
22h 38m
LGA - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$137
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From New York 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 71 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 New York to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Francisco for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $202, but on average you can expect to pay $238.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San Francisco is less than $261.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York 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: Thursday.

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

4 flight departures from New York to San Francisco per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% 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 New York to San Francisco?

United Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines can get you from New York to San Francisco in just under 5h 51m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. New York and San Francisco are separated by a distance of 2573 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

United Airlines, at $206, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to San Francisco. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Alaska Airlines. United Airlines is priced at 32% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from New York to San Francisco are Alaska Airlines ($113), United Airlines ($129), and Frontier ($134).

Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to San Francisco.
Flight duration
6h 06m
Average temperature for June in San Francisco
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Francisco
0.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from New York to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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 New York to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 38% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% 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 New York to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to San Francisco.
Sunday
78 daily flights
Monday
79 daily flights
Tuesday
67 daily flights
Wednesday
74 daily flights
Thursday
75 daily flights
Friday
76 daily flights
Saturday
54 daily flights
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