$75+ Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco (SFO)

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/18. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
WAS — SFO
Jul 20 — Jul 271

The best prices from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco are usually found in September or January, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco (SFO). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated July 15, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$154
(mytrip.com)

One-way from

$75
(Trip.com)
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
From Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco
One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Tuesday 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 18% on the overall cost on flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

Users have found that booking a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco at least 37 days early can save you up to 40% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for as little as $464 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $557 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.. Prices for September average $462 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $204. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a September flight can save you 16% on your journey compared to booking in June

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from WAS to SFO?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 7% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Prices were last updated on July 15, 2024.
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Mon 8/196:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Wed 8/286:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$152
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Tue 8/2012:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 05mFrontier
Tue 8/276:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$153
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Sat 8/176:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Wed 8/286:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$155
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Mon 8/196:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Mon 8/267:43 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 26mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$156
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Wed 8/147:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop11h 52mFrontier
Mon 8/196:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop12h 59mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$158
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Thu 8/227:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop14h 42mFrontier
Mon 8/267:43 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 26mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$159
This Frontier deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Frontier is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Sat 8/316:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Sat 9/77:42 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 27mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$160
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Thu 8/297:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop14h 42mFrontier
Tue 9/108:15 amSFO - DCA
1 stop6h 54mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$161
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Tue 8/276:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Sat 9/77:42 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 27mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$162

Washington, D.C. to San Francisco 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Data last updated July 15, 2024.
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Mon 8/196:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Wed 8/286:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$152
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 8/2012:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 05mFrontier
Tue 8/276:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$153
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/14. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 9/312:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 05mFrontier
Tue 9/1012:58 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 11mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$154
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Sat 8/176:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Wed 8/286:00 amSFO - DCA
1 stop9h 09mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$155
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Mon 8/196:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Mon 8/267:43 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 26mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$156
This Gotogate deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/13. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Gotogate is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 9/116:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop7h 59mFrontier
Fri 9/2012:58 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 11mFrontier
Deal found 7/13$157
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Wed 9/47:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop11h 52mFrontier
Fri 9/612:58 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 11mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$158
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Thu 8/227:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop14h 42mFrontier
Mon 8/267:43 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 26mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$159
This Frontier deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Frontier is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Sat 8/316:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Sat 9/77:42 pmSFO - DCA
1 stop13h 27mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$160

Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Data last updated July 15, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
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Sun 7/287:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop28h 13mFrontier
Sun 8/47:53 amSFO - DCA
1 stop25h 16mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$208
This Frontier deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/15. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Frontier is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 7/2312:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop13h 59mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 10mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$218
This Gotogate deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/14. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Gotogate is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 7/247:14 pmBWI - SFO
2 stops20h 14mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - BWI
1 stop15h 52mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$227
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Sun 7/287:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop28h 13mFrontier
Fri 8/212:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop17h 59mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$236
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Sun 7/287:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop28h 13mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 10mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$237
This Gotogate deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/14. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Gotogate is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 7/247:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop19h 59mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop17h 56mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$252
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Sat 7/276:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 10mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop8h 10mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$253
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/14. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Sat 7/205:34 pmBWI - SFO
1 stop16h 19mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - BWI
1 stop15h 52mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$254
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Thu 7/257:00 amDCA - SFO
1 stop19h 59mFrontier
Mon 7/2912:59 amSFO - DCA
1 stop17h 56mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$255

One-way flights to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.

Search for one-way flight options from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Data last updated July 15, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Users needing a return flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco should utilize the search form above.
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Wed 9/181:03 pmBWI - SFO
1 stop13h 55mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$75
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Sat 9/76:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop7h 59mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$78
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Sat 8/316:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$79
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Sat 9/286:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop7h 59mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$80
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Mon 8/196:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$81
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Sat 8/35:34 pmBWI - SFO
1 stop16h 19mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$83
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Sat 8/176:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop8h 00mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$83
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Tue 8/69:59 pmBWI - SFO
1 stop13h 14mFrontier
Deal found 7/15$84
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Sat 9/76:59 pmDCA - SFO
1 stop7h 59mFrontier
Deal found 7/14$84

Find flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Data last updated July 15, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$154 - $315

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Washington, D.C. Reagan-NationalSan Francisco

DCA - SFO

DCASFO

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Tue 9/3

1 stop8h 05m

San Francisco

Tue 9/10

1 stop8h 11m

$154

Washington, D.C. Reagan-NationalSan Francisco

DCA - SFO

DCASFO

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Sat 8/17

1 stop8h 00m

San Francisco

Wed 8/28

1 stop9h 09m

$155

Baltimore/WashingtonSan Francisco

BWI - SFO

BWISFO

Baltimore/Washington

Tue 8/13

2 stops27h 00m

San Francisco

Tue 8/20

2 stops31h 05m

$183

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlSan Francisco

IAD - SFO

IADSFO

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Sat 8/24

1 stop7h 29m

San Francisco

Sat 8/31

1 stop7h 14m

$225

Washington, D.C. Reagan-NationalSan Francisco

DCA - SFO

DCASFO

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Fri 10/18

1 stop10h 24m

San Francisco

Mon 10/21

1 stop11h 12m

$228

Baltimore/WashingtonSan Francisco

BWI - SFO

BWISFO

Baltimore/Washington

Tue 8/27

1 stop10h 38m

San Francisco

Sun 9/1

1 stop10h 42m

$268

Baltimore/WashingtonSan Francisco

BWI - SFO

BWISFO

Baltimore/Washington

Tue 8/20

Nonstop5h 45m

San Francisco

Tue 8/27

Nonstop5h 19m

$269

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlSan Francisco

IAD - SFO

IADSFO

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Sat 8/24

Nonstop5h 46m

San Francisco

Sat 8/31

Nonstop5h 13m

$275

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlSan Francisco

IAD - SFO

IADSFO

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Wed 8/21

1 stop8h 04m

San Francisco

Fri 8/23

1 stop17h 57m

$315

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Price data was last updated on July 12, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, you should look to book at least 36 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Price data was last updated on July 7, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flight should consider departing on Saturday at noon when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to San Francisco from Washington, D.C. with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in San Francisco by month

Plan your trip to San Francisco by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Francisco, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, September is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 62.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 51.8 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing San Francisco

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Francisco. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Francisco. Reviews last updated July 15, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with United Airlines, Frontier and Sun Country Air from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco have to say. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

8.1
Very good
9,373 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

8.0
Very good
9,797 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.6
Good
4,064 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.6
Good
355 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,688 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

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  • What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.?

    If you book a flight to San Francisco from Washington, D.C., you will be flying to San Francisco, which is the city’s only airport. San Francisco (SFO) is located 11.8 mi from the center of San Francisco. There are 35 flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco per day from 9 different airlines.

  • Can I find flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $154, but on average you can expect to pay $159.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco is less than $305.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $300?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $300.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How many flights depart from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco on average per day?

    Travelers can expect 11 flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco on average per day.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 45% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 9% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 45% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Frontier can get you from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in just under 8h 05m. Your travel time can differ by up to . There are 2426 mi between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

  • What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco round-trip from $154. Frontier is currently priced 66% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

  • What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco on time: Air China (94%), Egypt Air (90%), United Airlines (81%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    The cheapest flight price from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco is $168. On average you can expect to pay $1,101. The most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $225.

  • What does IAD to SFO mean?

    Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport is IAD and San Francisco Airport is SFO. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport (DCA).

  • Where are the most common layover locations when flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

  • What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in Denver?

    If you're on a layover in Denver and looking for things to do, consider visiting Coors Field, 16th Street Mall, or Paramount Theatre. Coors Field, 16th Street Mall, and Paramount Theatre can be visited by traveling about 18.4 mi, 18.7 mi, and 18.6 mi respectively from Denver Intl. Travelers can rent a car at Denver Intl for an average daily rate of $81 to make sightseeing during their layover a little easier.

  • What are some popular points of interest to see during a layover in Charlotte?

    If you're on a layover in Charlotte and looking for things to do, consider visiting Carowind, Mint Museum Uptown, or NASCAR Hall of Fame. Carowind, Mint Museum Uptown and NASCAR Hall of Fame are located about 8.2 mi, 5.4 mi, and 5.7 mi, respectively from Charlotte Douglas if you are interested in checking them out. Travelers in need of a car in Charlotte can rent one for about $58 per day.

  • What are points of interest worth seeing during a layover in Dallas?

    The majority of Dallas visitors spend their time at American Airlines Center, Dos Equis Pavilion, and Majestic Theatre. Those on a layover in Dallas interested in visiting American Airlines Center, Dos Equis Pavilion, or Majestic Theatre can do so by traveling 15.0 mi, 18.3 mi, and 16.1 mi, respectively from Dallas/Fort Worth. Travelers can book a car rental at Dallas/Fort Worth for about $58 per day to make their sightseeing more efficient.

  • Where are the least popular layover locations for Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flights?

  • Can I find deals for flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flight deals updated?

    The Washington, D.C. to San Francisco flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 7/15.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco (average of $268). Flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in June is currently the most expensive (average of $382). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 8 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

Discover the top 8 airlines that operate flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,777,731 searches. Data last updated July 15, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
FrontierCheapest$101Average$235FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
Spirit AirlinesCheapest$137Average$239FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%
DeltaCheapest$144Average$400FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
Sun Country AirCheapest$152Average$349FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%
Alaska AirlinesCheapest$168Average$471FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
JetBlueCheapest$197Average$353FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
American AirlinesCheapest$204Average$417FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
United AirlinesCheapest$268Average$524FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%