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

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The best prices from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco are usually found in August or February, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

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

$123

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.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco?

Users have found that leaving on a Friday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 15% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco (IAD - SFO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 24% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco in January, February 2021

The best prices found for IAD to SFO flights for January, February
23 Feb - 2 Mar
$167pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
21 Feb - 1 Mar
$191pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$193pp
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
23 Feb - 2 Mar
$167pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
21 Feb - 1 Mar
$191pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
16 Feb - 23 Feb
$193pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
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
8 Apr - 16 Apr
$390pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
27 Mar - 10 Apr
$405pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
21 Jun - 2 Jul
$411pp
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
4 Feb - 9 Feb
$380pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4 Feb - 11 Feb
$381pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Jan - 30 Jan
$400pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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
6:09 am - 5:09 am
Frontier
2 Stops
26h 00m
IAD - SFO
Frontier
$123
Gotogate
5:50 pm - 2:29 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
23h 39m
IAD - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$138
Kiwi.com
12:15 pm - 5:25 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 10m
IAD - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$149
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco flights.

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 and Delta 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.

Can I find flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $167, but on average you can expect to pay $221.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco is less than $528.

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 less rainfall in 2 compared to San Francisco over the next 15 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 53m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $223. 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 Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $167 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, starting at $223 and $285 round-trip. Frontier is currently priced 59% 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 $69 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $141 and Delta from $151 one-way.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

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

Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of IAD to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 39% of IAD to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 19% 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
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
9 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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