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)

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

$53

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 morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 22% on airfare.

Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco in February, March 2021

9 Mar - 20 Mar
$137pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
8 Mar - 22 Mar
$138pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Mar - 23 Mar
$139pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

New York to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

28 Apr - 3 May
$122pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
28 Apr - 2 May
$135pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
3 Apr - 3 May
$136pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from New York

24 May - 24 May
$177pp
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 Apr - 24 Apr
$178pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
10 Apr - 24 Apr
$178pp
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

6 Mar - 21 Mar
$140pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
6 Mar - 13 Mar
$141pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
7 Mar - 28 Mar
$142pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to San Francisco from New York

12:17 pm - 4:41 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
19h 24m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$53
Gotogate
10:42 am - 10:42 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
27h 00m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$55
SmartFares
3:20 pm - 11:42 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
23h 22m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$64
Gotogate

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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 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 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 $122, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San Francisco is less than $183.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York 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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

37 flight departures from New York to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 11% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 51% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 8% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 30% 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?

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Major Airline can get you from New York to San Francisco in just under 6h 30m. 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 is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to San Francisco round-trip?

Frontier, at $138, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to San Francisco.. Frontier is priced at 54% 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 airline for a one-way flight from New York to San Francisco is Frontier ($65).

Alternative routes for New York to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Flight duration
6h 09m
Average temperature for February in San Francisco
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for February in San Francisco
3.6 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from New York 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 New York to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 29% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of NYC to SFO departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Francisco
Sunday
37 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
45 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
19 daily flights
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