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
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 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 to San Francisco

One-way from

$127

One-way flight from Washington 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?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Washington to San Francisco. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

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 35 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Washington to San Francisco for as little as $99 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 $105 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to San Francisco. Flights to San Francisco from Washington in August are about $108 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $48.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Washington to San Francisco at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 21% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco in June, July 2021

The best prices found for WAS to SFO flights for June, July
14 Jul - 10 Aug
$235pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
14 Jul - 12 Aug
$269pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
21 Jul - 10 Aug
$273pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Washington found for this year
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$167pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
28 Aug - 31 Aug
$183pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
25 Aug - 31 Aug
$187pp
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
18 Sep - 11 Dec
$295pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
26 Oct - 6 Nov
$295pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4 Sep - 18 Sep
$315pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

Last minute flights from Washington to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Washington, departing today and this week
3 Jul - 13 Jul
$294pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
1 Jul - 13 Jul
$305pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
29 Jun - 25 Aug
$307pp
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
3:45 am - 12:40 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
11h 55m
IAD - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$127
mytrip.com
8:00 am - 12:47 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
7h 47m
BWI - SFO
Sun Country Air
$135
mytrip.com
3:40 am - 1:16 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
12h 36m
BWI - SFO
United Airlines
$137
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Washington to San Francisco

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

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Washington to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 11 flights from Washington to San Francisco per day from 9 different airlines.

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 $167, but on average you can expect to pay $207.

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 $349.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to San Francisco for under $300?

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

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Expect the weather to be around 90 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in San Francisco is generally colder than in Washington.

How long is the flight from Washington to San Francisco?

United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines can get you from Washington to San Francisco in just under 5h 48m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 57m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $167, Frontier will fly you from Washington to San Francisco and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. You may be able to fly from Washington to San Francisco for 56% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Washington to San Francisco are Frontier ($84), Alaska Airlines ($124), and Sun Country Air ($135).

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to San Francisco.
Average temperature for June in San Francisco
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Francisco
0.0 ″

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%
Spirit Airlines
$203 $371 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$176 $408 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$177 $437 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$171 $445 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$178 $452 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$178 $521 No cancel fee 69%

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 72% of WAS to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% of WAS to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% 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
12 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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