Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco (WAS - SFO)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to SFO flight in 2022: compare Washington, D.C. 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
Rainfall
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, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco

One-way from

$158

One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco (WAS - SFO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. to San Francisco?

Users have found that booking a flight from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. 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.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.. 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 December

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.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in May, June 2022

The best prices found for WAS to SFO flights for May, June
6 Jun - 15 Jun
$336pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
6 Jun - 14 Jun
$343pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
28 May - 28 May
$346pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Washington, D.C. to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Washington, D.C. found for this year
21 Sep - 27 Sep
$225pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
11 Oct - 19 Oct
$226pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
11 Oct - 17 Oct
$228pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to San Francisco direct flight deals
7 Sep - 13 Sep
$288pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Sep - 13 Sep
$308pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$329pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
28 May - 28 May
$346pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
29 May - 2 Jun
$348pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
25 May - 31 May
$351pp
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

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

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco
6:30 am - 12:44 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 14m
BWI - SFO
Delta
$158
Delta
8:10 am - 7:08 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
13h 58m
BWI - SFO
Sun Country Air
$177
Tripmonster
10:00 am - 8:37 pm
JetBlue
1 Stop
13h 37m
DCA - SFO
JetBlue

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Washington, D.C.</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

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 27 flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco per day from 9 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $225, but on average you can expect to pay $252.

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 $384.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco for under $400?

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

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, Friday.

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

Travelers can expect 8 flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 13% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 63% of flight departures

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

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines can get you from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in just under 5h 58m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 25m. There are 2426 mi between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco round-trip from $225. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $256, and United Airlines, from $288. American Airlines is currently priced 41% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $128 on Delta. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Sun Country Air from $141 and Frontier from $146 one-way.

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

The most popular route from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco is Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - San Francisco. You may also consider Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - San Francisco or Baltimore/Washington - 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: Egypt Air (87%), United Airlines (82%), Air New Zealand (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 $209. On average you can expect to pay $1,210. The most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $303.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Washington, D.C.?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington, D.C. from San Francisco?

Returning to Washington, D.C. from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

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

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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, D.C. to San Francisco.
Flight duration from Washington, D.C. to SFO
5h 37m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 9 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington, D.C. 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $20 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$104 $289 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$106 $477 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$149 $377 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$156 $419 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$156 $298 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$207 $479 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$221 $424 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$334 $397 No cancel fee 83%

Hourly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 57% of WAS to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of WAS to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 14% of WAS to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of WAS to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco.
Sunday
27 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
27 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
27 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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