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Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Francisco (SMF - SFO)

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The best prices from Sacramento to San Francisco are usually found in July or January, booked 33 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO)

SMF - SFO
Price
$167 - $225
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$167

From Sacramento to San Francisco

One-way from

$56

One-way flight from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Saturday 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 10% on the overall cost on flights from Sacramento to San Francisco.

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

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sacramento to San Francisco from $99 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $105 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Francisco (SMF - SFO)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 21% on flights from Sacramento to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Francisco in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SMF to SFO flights for January, February
24 Feb - 24 Feb
$128pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Feb - 26 Feb
$157pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Feb - 26 Feb
$165pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Sacramento found for this year
24 Feb - 24 Feb
$128pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Feb - 26 Feb
$157pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Feb - 26 Feb
$165pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to San Francisco direct flight deals
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$179pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Feb - 20 Feb
$189pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Feb - 10 Feb
$199pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
2:09 pm - 6:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
28h 41m
SMF - SFO
Frontier
$56
Gotogate
7:55 am - 3:44 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
43h 49m
SMF - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$159
Kiwi.com
4:35 pm - 5:54 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
25h 19m
SMF - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$208
CheapFlights

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento Intl to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Linear Air Taxi, and Major Airline are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sacramento to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $180.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 5 direct flights from Sacramento to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to San Francisco is less than $641.

Does it rain more in Sacramento or San Francisco?

Expected rainfall in Sacramento is more than in San Francisco. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 days.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Temperatures around the 95 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in San Francisco is colder than in Sacramento. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to San Francisco?

Departing from Sacramento to San Francisco will take you 58m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Sacramento to San Francisco is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $117 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, starting at $128 and $237 round-trip. Users have found that Frontier is 41% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $56. Alaska Airlines flights start at $83 while deals on United Airlines start at $120 one-way.

Alternative routes for Sacramento to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sacramento to San Francisco
Flight duration
0h 55m
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of SMF to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 45% of SMF to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of SMF to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SMF to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to San Francisco
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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