Cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco (IAD - SFO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best IAD to SFO flight in 2021: compare Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
IAD - SFO
Price
$296 - $472
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$296

From Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

One-way from

$142

One-way flight from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington Dulles Intl 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 Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $99.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl average $108. You can even find prices in August for less than $108, as users have found deals to San Francisco from as low as $48. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

Cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for IAD to SFO flights for May, June
5 Jun - 8 Jun
$301pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4 Jun - 8 Jun
$302pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
18 May - 25 May
$311pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl found for this year
1 Sep - 7 Sep
$281pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
10 Sep - 18 Sep
$282pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$285pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl

Save time with Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco direct flight deals
15 Sep - 20 Sep
$291pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$295pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
24 Sep - 29 Sep
$296pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl, departing today and this week
18 May - 25 May
$311pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
18 May - 26 May
$319pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
18 May - 24 May
$367pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco
2:06 pm - 4:45 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
53h 39m
IAD - SFO
Frontier
$142
Kiwi.com
5:06 am - 4:55 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
50h 49m
IAD - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$178
Kiwi.com
4:00 am - 6:53 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 53m
IAD - SFO
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

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

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Washington Dulles Intl 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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl?

San Francisco (SFO), located 11.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco. 8 airlines have flights to San Francisco from Washington Dulles Intl on a regular basis. Booking flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 10 inbound flights from Washington Dulles Intl per day.

Can I find flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $281, but on average you can expect to pay $295.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco is less than $352.

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

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

Does it rain more in Washington Dulles Intl or San Francisco?

Washington Dulles Intl will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to San Francisco over the next 17 days.

Is Washington Dulles Intl weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 88 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder than in Washington Dulles 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 Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco?

A quick flight from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco can take about 5h 52m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $304. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco is Alaska Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $281 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and American Airlines, starting at $282 and $289 round-trip. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 31% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $130 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $135 and United Airlines from $146 one-way.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco.
Flight duration
5h 34m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 7 airlines flying from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington Dulles Intl 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
$108 $258 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$141 $327 No cancel fee 83%
Spirit Airlines
$203 $371 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$176 $383 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$177 $399 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$178 $422 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$198 $519 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington Dulles Intl towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 83% of IAD to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of IAD to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 3% of IAD to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of IAD to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco.
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
9 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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