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Cheap flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL - SFO)

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The best prices from Philadelphia to San Francisco are usually found in October or September, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO)

PHL - SFO
Price
$292 - $431
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$292

From Philadelphia to San Francisco

One-way from

$23

One-way flight from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 20% on the overall cost on flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 99% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $416 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $638.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL - SFO)?

It’s optimal to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 25% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco in November, December 2020

The best prices found for PHL to SFO flights for November, December
17 Dec - 5 Jan
$56pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
20 Dec - 28 Dec
$68pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
11 Dec - 17 Dec
$73pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia found for next year
17 Dec - 5 Jan
$56pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
20 Dec - 28 Dec
$68pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
11 Dec - 17 Dec
$73pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to San Francisco direct flight deals
19 Dec - 20 Jan
$289pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
18 Dec - 23 Jan
$309pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
28 Dec - 5 Jan
$319pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$103pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
6 Dec - 17 Dec
$112pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
7 Dec - 14 Dec
$113pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
4:30 pm - 5:10 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 40m
PHL - SFO
Frontier
$23
Gotogate
4:30 pm - 5:26 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 56m
PHL - SFO
Frontier
$34
Gotogate
4:30 pm - 5:26 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 56m
PHL - SFO
Frontier

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Philadelphia to San Francisco flights.

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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. New policies for travelers booking flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Philadelphia to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $56, but on average you can expect to pay $92.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco is less than $414.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Does it rain more in Philadelphia or San Francisco?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Philadelphia is roughly similar to San Francisco. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Philadelphia weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 88 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in San Francisco is generally colder than in Philadelphia. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

A quick flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco can take about 13h 30m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $134.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $56. Frontier is 83% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $23 on Frontier.

Alternative routes for Philadelphia to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Average temperature for November in San Francisco
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Francisco
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines from Philadelphia to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia 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
Spirit Airlines
$109 $208 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$101 $235 N/A 83%
Alaska Airlines
$120 $255 No cancel fee 75%
Frontier
$120 $258 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$169 $309 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$134 $316 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$128 $324 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$148 $349 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of PHL to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 47% of PHL to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of PHL to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PHL to SFO departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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