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 Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to SFO flight in 2022: compare Philadelphia to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
PHL - SFO
Price
$292 - $431
SFO
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 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

$63

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?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 21% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Philadelphia. Users have commonly found prices around $333 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $153. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Philadelphia to San Francisco at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 29% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco at least 39 days early can save you up to 54% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 39 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco for as little as $420 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $551 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for PHL to SFO flights for January, February
9 Feb - 2 Mar
$93pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
7 Feb - 2 Mar
$107pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
25 Feb - 9 Mar
$108pp
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Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia found for this year
9 Feb - 2 Mar
$93pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
23 Mar - 5 Apr
$95pp
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Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
9 Mar - 15 Mar
$99pp
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
16 Feb - 16 Feb
$292pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
8 Feb - 1 Mar
$298pp
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Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
16 Feb - 20 Feb
$304pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United 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
19 Jan - 22 Jan
$122pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
22 Jan - 8 Feb
$148pp
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Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
22 Jan - 8 Feb
$151pp
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Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to San Francisco from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
4:57 pm - 2:44 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 47m
PHL - SFO
Frontier
$63
Flights by SU
4:57 pm - 2:45 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 48m
PHL - SFO
Frontier
$68
JustFly
4:57 pm - 2:45 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 48m
PHL - SFO
Frontier
$70
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to San Francisco

What airports do I use to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

You will need to book a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco if you want to fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco. At least 10 different airlines have flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) on a regular basis. There are 5 flights to San Francisco from the Philadelphia airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from PHL to SFO to be around 5h 51m.

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 $93, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

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 $331.

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?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday.

How popular is this Philadelphia to San Francisco flight route?

The Philadelphia to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 199 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

There are many flights that can get you from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 12h 47m. Fly via Frontier to get the fastest option. The distance between Philadelphia and San Francisco is about 2529 mi.

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 $93. This flight start at 72% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $543, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $79. The most popular route (Philadelphia - San Francisco), is priced around $111.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

Before booking your flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

What are the most reliable airlines from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco consider choosing Fiji Airways (100%), American Airlines (94%) or British Airways (94%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Philadelphia?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from Philadelphia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Philadelphia from San Francisco?

Returning to Philadelphia from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Philadelphia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Philadelphia.

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Alternative routes for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Francisco.
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying 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
Sun Country Air
$101 $235 No cancel fee 83%
Spirit Airlines
$109 $208 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$120 $258 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$120 $255 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$128 $324 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$134 $316 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$148 $349 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$169 $309 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 46% of PHL to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 44% of PHL to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 10% of PHL to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PHL to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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