Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco (WAS - SFO)

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The best prices from Washington to San Francisco are usually found in August or July, booked 32 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to SFO flight in 2021: compare Washington to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
WAS - SFO
Price
$286 - $477
SFO
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$286

From Washington (WAS) to San Francisco

One-way from

$64

One-way flight from Washington (WAS) 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 to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Monday 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 21% on the overall cost on flights from Washington to San Francisco.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Washington. Prices for August average $386 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $148. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington to San Francisco at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 21% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Washington to San Francisco at least 32 days early can save you up to 39% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 32 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Washington to San Francisco for as little as $471 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 $553 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for WAS to SFO flights for October, November
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$124pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
6 Nov - 10 Nov
$126pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$128pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Washington found for this year
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$124pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
6 Nov - 10 Nov
$126pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$128pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Washington

Save time with Washington to San Francisco direct flight deals
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$229pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$257pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$257pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Washington, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 10 Dec
$124pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$128pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$128pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

One-way flights to San Francisco from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to San Francisco
2:42 pm - 8:01 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 19m
BWI - SFO
Frontier
$64
Flights by SU
1:44 pm - 7:04 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 20m
DCA - SFO
Frontier
$65
iWofly
1:44 pm - 7:04 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 20m
DCA - SFO
Frontier
$69
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to San Francisco

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

If you book a flight to San Francisco from Washington, 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 20 flights from Washington to San Francisco per day from 9 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta flying from Washington to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $124, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to San Francisco is less than $282.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Saturday.

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

2 flight departures from Washington to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Washington to San Francisco?

Departing from Washington to San Francisco will take you 8h 16m. The distance between Washington and San Francisco is about 2426 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington to San Francisco round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington to San Francisco is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $124 on this airline. Users have found that Frontier is 67% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

When booking a flight from Washington to San Francisco, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington 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 to San Francisco on time: Egypt Air (100%), Air New Zealand (88%), United Airlines (86%).

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

The most popular route from Washington to San Francisco is Washington Reagan-National - San Francisco. You may also consider Washington Dulles Intl - San Francisco or Baltimore/Washington - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to San Francisco?

The cheapest flight price from Washington to San Francisco is $139. On average you can expect to pay $886. The most popular route, (Washington Reagan-National - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $128.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Washington?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington from San Francisco?

Returning to Washington from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

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

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to San Francisco.
Flight duration from Washington to SFO
5h 21m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from Washington to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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 $290 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$141 $327 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$171 $445 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$176 $408 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$177 $437 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$178 $452 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$178 $521 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$203 $371 No cancel fee 65%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 65% of WAS to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 18% of WAS to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of WAS to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of WAS to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to San Francisco.
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
19 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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