San Francisco

Cheap flights from the United States to San Francisco (SFO)

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from USA to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $99. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $105.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to San Francisco. Flights to San Francisco from USA in August are about $108 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $48.

When is the cheapest time to fly from USA to San Francisco (US - SFO)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from USA to San Francisco as you normally would.

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

The best prices found for USA to SFO flights for January, February
Feb 8 - Feb 12
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$93

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Feb 2 - Feb 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 55m
SFO

San Francisco

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

1 stop

20h 16m
$98

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

Feb 2 - Feb 4
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 32m
SFO

San Francisco

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

1 stop

20h 10m
$103

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

USA to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from USA found for this year
Aug 19 - Aug 21
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 05m
SFO

San Francisco

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$85

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Feb 8 - Feb 12
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$93

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Mar 2 - Mar 8
DCA

Washington Reagan-National

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

DCA

Washington Reagan-National

1 stop

8h 23m
$94

Frontier

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Deal found 23/1/22

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from USA

Save time with USA to San Francisco direct flight deals
Feb 8 - Feb 12
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$93

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Mar 2 - Mar 5
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 49m
SFO

San Francisco

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 30m
$95

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Jul 14 - Aug 4
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 05m
SFO

San Francisco

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$99

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Last minute flights from USA to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from USA, departing today and this week
Feb 2 - Feb 7
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 55m
SFO

San Francisco

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

1 stop

20h 16m
$98

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

Feb 2 - Feb 4
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 32m
SFO

San Francisco

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

1 stop

20h 10m
$103

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

Jan 29 - Feb 7
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

6h 47m
SFO

San Francisco

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

7h 36m
$104

Frontier

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Deal found 21/1/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to San Francisco
Feb 16
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 10m
$41

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Feb 7
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

2h 08m
$47

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Feb 15
EWR

Newark

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 37m
$47

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from United States?

Most people fly into San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight to San Francisco from United States. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

Which airlines flying from United States to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, Alaska 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 USA to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $93, but on average you can expect to pay $107.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to San Francisco is less than $113.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to San Francisco for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from USA to San Francisco?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this USA to San Francisco flight route?

Within the past month, 880 users have taken a look at flights from United States to San Francisco.

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

48 flight departures from USA to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 44% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 19% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% of flight departures

How long is the flight from USA to San Francisco?

Departing from USA to San Francisco will take you 2h 14m. The distance from USA to San Francisco is about 339 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $41. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from USA to San Francisco for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from USA to San Francisco?

The most popular flight routes from USA to San Francisco are Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco, Newark - San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl - San Francisco.

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

Before booking your flight from USA to San Francisco check out the most popular airlines for this route: Amtrak, Train or Bus.

What are the most reliable airlines from USA to San Francisco?

Consider Copa Airlines (89%), Fiji Airways (85%) or Horizon Air (85%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from USA to San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from USA to San Francisco?

Looking for the cheapest flight from USA to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $184, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $48. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco), is priced around $114.

Can I fly to San Francisco from USA right now?

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to USA from San Francisco?

Returning to USA 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 USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Departure points for flights from USA to San Francisco

Select to see more specific information for flights to San Francisco from all departure points in USA

Top 10 airlines flying from USA to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Frontier
Cheapest$29
Average$195
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Alaska Airlines
Cheapest$50
Average$238
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$53
Average$271
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$53
Average$252
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$53
Average$259
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$59
Average$160
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
Cheapest$66
Average$106
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time88%
COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
Cheapest$75
Average$313
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Southwest
Cheapest$104
Average$225
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time63%
COVID-19 safety
Sun Country Air
Cheapest$118
Average$302
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time83%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from USA to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from USA to San Francisco
7%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
29%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
39%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
25%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM