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 Monday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to SFO flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
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

$142

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 Sunday 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 13% 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 20% on flights from Sacramento to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to San Francisco in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SMF to SFO flights for June, July
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$159pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5 Jul - 12 Jul
$161pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Jul - 25 Jul
$166pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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
3 Sep - 16 Sep
$159pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5 Jul - 12 Jul
$161pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23 Jul - 25 Jul
$166pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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
3 Sep - 16 Sep
$159pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5 Jul - 12 Jul
$161pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Sep - 12 Sep
$179pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Sacramento, departing today and this week
29 Jun - 6 Jul
$181pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jul - 5 Jul
$199pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 Jun - 6 Jul
$242pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 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
6:20 am - 12:40 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
6h 20m
SMF - SFO
Alaska Airlines
2:00 am - 3:09 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
25h 09m
SMF - SFO
United Airlines
$203
United
10:53 am - 9:18 am
Frontier
2 Stops
22h 25m
SMF - SFO
Frontier
$243
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Related info for your journey

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

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

If you wish to fly to San Francisco from Sacramento, then you need to book flights from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco. There are 7 flights from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) per day to choose from. Flights to San Francisco from Sacramento Intl are available from 3 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 0h 42m is how long a nonstop flight from Sacramento to San Francisco typically takes.

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 United Airlines for just $159, but on average you can expect to pay $188.

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

Cheapflights has at least 7 direct flights from Sacramento to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to San Francisco is less than $199.

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

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

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sacramento or San Francisco?

Expected rainfall in Sacramento is same as in San Francisco. You can expect this to be the case over the next 2 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 50m. The distance between Sacramento and San Francisco is about 85 mi. 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 United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $159 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Frontier and Alaska Airlines, starting at $166 and $223 round-trip. Users have found that United Airlines is 20% 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 $75. United Airlines flights start at $80 while deals on Alaska Airlines start at $112 one-way.

Alternative routes for Sacramento 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 Sacramento to San Francisco.
Flight duration
0h 52m
Average temperature for June in San Francisco
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Francisco
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards San Francisco.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 38% of SMF to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of SMF to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 25% of SMF to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SMF to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to San Francisco.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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