Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Vancouver are usually found in May or July, booked 40 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR)

SFO - 8CA
Price
$264 - $446
8CA
Temperature
44.6 - 73.4 °F
8CA
Rainfall
1.5 - 7.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$374

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$264

From San Francisco to Vancouver

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 San Francisco to Vancouver?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Vancouver. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 36% by booking at least 61 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 San Francisco to Vancouver within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $322.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Vancouver from San Francisco average $298. You can even find prices in October for less than $298, as users have found deals to Vancouver from as low as $121. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Vancouver from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 25%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Vancouver (SFO - 8CA)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 15% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Vancouver in March, April 2021

31 Mar - 31 Mar
$297pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
20 Apr - 2 Jun
$299pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Apr - 5 Apr
$302pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Vancouver 2021 flight deals

26 Jun - 26 Jun
$286pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Jun - 26 Jun
$290pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Alaska Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
26 Jun - 26 Jun
$295pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Vancouver from San Francisco

26 Jun - 26 Jun
$298pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Jul - 28 Aug
$316pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
18 Apr - 2 Jun
$317pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Vancouver

13 Mar - 20 Mar
$449pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 Mar - 14 Mar
$453pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
14 Mar - 14 Mar
$454pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Non-Stop
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Vancouver from San Francisco

5:00 am - 7:45 pm
Alaska Airlines
3 Stops
14h 45m
SFO - YVR
Alaska Airlines
$293
Alaska Airlines
8:25 pm - 6:06 pm
Air Canada
2 Stops
21h 41m
SFO - YVR
Air Canada
$378
CheapFlights
9:10 pm - 3:55 pm
American Airlines
3 Stops
42h 45m
SFO - YVR
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Vancouver

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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 San Francisco to Vancouver. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Air Canada, United Airlines, and WestJet 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 San Francisco to Vancouver for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Vancouver for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $286, but on average you can expect to pay $304.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Vancouver under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Vancouver is less than $408.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Vancouver for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Vancouver within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Tuesday.

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

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

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Vancouver?

Expect the weather to be around 77 °F on average in September. 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 Vancouver is generally colder than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Vancouver?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Vancouver in 2h 17m. Fly via WestJet, Air Canada, or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. San Francisco and Vancouver are separated by a distance of 805 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Vancouver round-trip?

According to our current data, Air Canada ($286), Alaska Airlines ($290), and American Airlines ($318) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Vancouver. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Vancouver for 14% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $133. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Vancouver for a low price.

Destination information for Vancouver

Today's exchange rate
$1 = C$ 1.27
Flight duration
2h 27m
Average temperature for March in Vancouver
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Vancouver
4.6 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Vancouver

Vancouver Intl (YVR)
Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH)

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco to Vancouver

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
$70 $156 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$108 $234 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$108 $237 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$119 $267 No cancel fee 71%
WestJet
$102 $292 No cancel fee 60%
United Airlines
$137 $416 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$139 $437 No cancel fee 67%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Vancouver

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