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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

$86

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 October, November 2020

The best prices found for NYC to SFO flights for October, November
16 Nov - 1 Dec
$136pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$138pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
18 Nov - 9 Dec
$139pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from New York found for this year
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$135pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Nov - 1 Dec
$136pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$138pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from New York

Save time with New York to San Francisco direct flight deals
13 Dec - 24 Jan
$165pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
6 Dec - 9 Dec
$168pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
15 Feb - 17 Feb
$170pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple 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
3 Nov - 17 Nov
$141pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$146pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$152pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
12:55 pm - 4:40 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
6h 45m
JFK - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$86
mytrip.com
1:29 pm - 3:38 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 09m
EWR - SFO
Frontier
$87
Kiwi.com
11:45 am - 3:40 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 55m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$88
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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.

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

Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, 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 $135, but on average you can expect to pay $145.

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 $199.

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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

34 flight departures from New York to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 3% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 47% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 41% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 9% 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?

JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, and Delta can get you from New York to San Francisco in just under 6h 19m. 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?

Frontier, at $136, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to San Francisco. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be American Airlines. Frontier is priced at 55% 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 Frontier ($63) and Alaska Airlines ($74).

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 00m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from New York to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 76% of NYC to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of NYC to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of NYC to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to San Francisco
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
37 daily flights
Tuesday
36 daily flights
Wednesday
31 daily flights
Thursday
35 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
33 daily flights
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