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The best prices from New York to San Francisco are usually found in March 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)

NYC - SFO
Price
$263 - $457
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from $263 From New York to San Francisco
One-way from $139 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 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 44 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 $117 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $137 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 February. Prices to San Francisco from New York average $121. You can even find prices in February for less than $121, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $61. The month of April 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 8%.

Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco in July, August 2020

The best prices found for NYC to SFO flights for July, August
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$208pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Jul - 30 Jul
$213pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
22 Jul - 6 Aug
$217pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from New York found for this year
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$191pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$208pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
25 Aug - 9 Sep
$210pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from New York

Save time with New York to San Francisco direct flight deals
17 Oct - 31 Oct
$263pp
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
8 Jul - 8 Jul
$271pp
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
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$274pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
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
28 Jun - 11 Jul
$305pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 Jun - 11 Jul
$314pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
28 Jun - 14 Jul
$315pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Francisco
3:30 pm - 6:37 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
6h 07m
JFK - SFO
JetBlue
11:30 am - 4:05 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
43h 35m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$142
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to San Francisco 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $191, but on average you can expect to pay $224.

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 $285.

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.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from New York to San Francisco was viewed by 374 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

While looking for the best option consider Piedmont Airlines, Inc. D/B/A Henson Aviation/US Air Express, our data currently shows that they have the cheapest flight available for the flight path. When traveling from New York to San Francisco, generally 106 flights depart for this route daily.

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.

Alternative routes for New York to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to San Francisco
Flight duration
6h 03m
Average temperature for July in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for July in San Francisco
0.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)
Newburgh (SWF)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from New York to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 67% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 17% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of NYC to SFO departures
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Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Francisco
Sunday
49 daily flights
Monday
50 daily flights
Tuesday
43 daily flights
Wednesday
44 daily flights
Thursday
48 daily flights
Friday
51 daily flights
Saturday
42 daily flights