Cheap flights from Richmond to San Francisco (RIC - SFO)

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The best prices from Richmond to San Francisco are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Richmond (RIC) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best RIC to SFO flight in 2021: compare Richmond to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
RIC - SFO
Price
$299 - $550
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$299

From Richmond to San Francisco

One-way from

$177

One-way flight from Richmond 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 Richmond to San Francisco?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Richmond to San Francisco. 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 Richmond to San Francisco?

Find a great deal and save up to 7% by booking at least 35 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Richmond to San Francisco within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $99.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Richmond. Users have commonly found prices around $108 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $48. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond to San Francisco (RIC - SFO)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 14% on flights from Richmond to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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

The best prices found for RIC to SFO flights for May, June
3 Jun - 7 Jun
$346pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
3 Jun - 7 Jun
$348pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
24 May - 2 Jun
$362pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Richmond found for this year
11 Sep - 28 Sep
$310pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
16 Sep - 29 Sep
$311pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$312pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Richmond, departing today and this week
24 May - 2 Jun
$362pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
22 May - 25 May
$365pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
19 May - 2 Jun
$377pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Richmond

The cheapest one-way flights from Richmond to San Francisco
12:30 pm - 5:42 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 12m
RIC - SFO
Delta
$177
Delta
8:30 am - 3:54 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 24m
RIC - SFO
American Airlines
12:45 pm - 5:42 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
19h 57m
RIC - SFO
United Airlines
$202
United

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Flight FAQs

From Richmond to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Richmond 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 Richmond 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.

Which airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Richmond to San Francisco for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond to San Francisco for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $310, but on average you can expect to pay $328.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Richmond to San Francisco, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Richmond to San Francisco for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Richmond to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $400.

Does it rain more in Richmond or San Francisco?

Expected rainfall in Richmond is less than in San Francisco. You can expect this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Richmond weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in July. The weather in San Francisco is generally colder than Richmond'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 Richmond to San Francisco?

For as low as $311, American Airlines can have you in San Francisco from Richmond in 7h 41m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

American Airlines, at $310, was found to be the cheapest airline from Richmond to San Francisco.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and United Airlines. American Airlines is priced at 18% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $152. Users have also found prices from $155 and $177 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for Richmond 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 Richmond to San Francisco.
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from Richmond to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Richmond 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
JetBlue
$153 $327 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$159 $383 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$172 $391 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$172 $406 No cancel fee 71%
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