Cheap flights from Raleigh to San Francisco (RDU - SFO)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco are usually found in September or August, booked 32 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SFO flight in 2022: compare Raleigh to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
RDU - SFO
Price
$297 - $417
SFO
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$297

From Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco

One-way from

$58

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 month to fly from Raleigh to San Francisco?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to San Francisco from Raleigh average $358. You can even find prices in September for less than $358, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $156. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Francisco from Raleigh. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Raleigh to San Francisco, book at least 32 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 31% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $400 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $470.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh to San Francisco (RDU - SFO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Raleigh to San Francisco in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 48% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Raleigh to San Francisco?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 37% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

The best prices found for RDU to SFO flights for January, February
8 Feb - 14 Feb
$98pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
26 Jan - 8 Feb
$104pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Raleigh found for this year
8 Feb - 14 Feb
$98pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
26 Jan - 8 Feb
$104pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to San Francisco direct flight deals
10 Feb - 16 Feb
$346pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
7 Feb - 13 Feb
$350pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 Feb - 7 Feb
$354pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Raleigh, departing today and this week
26 Jan - 8 Feb
$104pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
26 Jan - 10 Feb
$116pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
29 Jan - 8 Feb
$123pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to San Francisco from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to San Francisco
1:37 pm - 7:04 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 27m
RDU - SFO
Frontier
$58
Flights by SU
1:44 pm - 7:04 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 20m
RDU - SFO
Frontier
$62
Kiwi.com
3:21 am - 7:01 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 40m
RDU - SFO
Frontier
$63
Flights by SU

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to San Francisco

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $98, but on average you can expect to pay $126.

Are there nonstop flights from Raleigh to San Francisco for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Raleigh to San Francisco under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Raleigh to San Francisco is less than $412.

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

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

How popular is this Raleigh to San Francisco flight route?

Within the past month, 153 users have taken a look at flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $98. Frontier is currently priced 72% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Raleigh to San Francisco?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $83. While the most popular route (Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - San Francisco) can be booked for $145 on average our data indicates $580 when flying from Raleigh to San Francisco.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Raleigh to San Francisco.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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
Alaska Airlines
$98 $274 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$106 $312 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$110 $248 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$131 $375 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$132 $337 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$158 $310 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Raleigh to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh towards San Francisco.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 72% of RDU to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 24% of RDU to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 4% of RDU to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RDU to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Raleigh to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Raleigh to San Francisco.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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