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

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The best prices from Raleigh 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 2021: 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
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 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 to San Francisco

One-way from

$119

One-way flight from Raleigh 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 Raleigh to San Francisco?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Raleigh to San Francisco at least 35 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Raleigh to San Francisco for as little as $99 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 $105 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Raleigh with a flight ticket averaging about $108. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

When flying from Raleigh to San Francisco, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 48% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SFO flights for May, June
18 May - 24 May
$208pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 22 May
$210pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 19 May
$212pp
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Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Raleigh to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Raleigh found for this year
18 May - 24 May
$208pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 22 May
$210pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 19 May
$212pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
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
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$217pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
11 Sep - 18 Sep
$237pp
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Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$247pp
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Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
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
18 May - 24 May
$208pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 22 May
$210pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 May - 19 May
$212pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to San Francisco from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to San Francisco
1:20 pm - 7:48 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
9h 28m
RDU - SFO
Alaska Airlines
3:17 pm - 8:06 am
Frontier
1 Stop
19h 49m
RDU - SFO
Frontier
$141
Kiwi.com
3:48 am - 6:39 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 51m
RDU - SFO
JetBlue

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

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to San Francisco for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $222.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Raleigh to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Raleigh to San Francisco is less than $337.

Are there last-minute flights available from Raleigh to San Francisco for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Raleigh to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco was viewed by 153 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Raleigh-Durham Intl or San Francisco?

Raleigh-Durham Intl will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to San Francisco over the next 15 days.

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 91 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder than in Raleigh-Durham Intl. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Raleigh to San Francisco?

A quick flight from Raleigh to San Francisco can take about 5h 51m. JetBlue provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $217. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Raleigh to San Francisco round-trip?

Currently priced at $208, Frontier will fly you from Raleigh to San Francisco and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and JetBlue - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $215 and $217, respectively. Frontier is priced at 41% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with JetBlue, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $79. Frontier flights start at $84 while deals on American Airlines start at $108 one-way.

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.
Flight duration
5h 27m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Raleigh 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
Frontier
$110 $248 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$98 $274 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$158 $310 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$106 $312 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$132 $337 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$131 $375 No cancel fee 69%
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.
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0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
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Friday
1 daily flight
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