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The best prices from San Francisco to Washington are usually found in February or January, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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

SFO - WAS
Price
$318 - $479
WAS
Temperature
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from 318﷼ From San Francisco to Washington
One-way from 66﷼ One-way flight from San Francisco to Washington
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 Washington?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 25% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save up to 11% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Washington from $252 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $276 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Washington. Flights to Washington from San Francisco in February are about $243 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $119.

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

When flying from San Francisco to Washington, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 17% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Washington in September, October 2020

The best prices found for SFO to WAS flights for September, October
11 Oct - 10 Nov
$145pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Oct - 3 Nov
$153pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 Oct - 29 Oct
$155pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Washington 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from San Francisco found for this year
11 Oct - 10 Nov
$145pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Oct - 3 Nov
$153pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 Oct - 29 Oct
$155pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Washington from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Washington direct flight deals
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$365pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$377pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$398pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from San Francisco, departing today and this week
4 Oct - 23 Oct
$156pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Oct - 9 Oct
$163pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Oct - 9 Oct
$175pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Washington from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Washington
7:00 am - 12:58 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 58m
SFO - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$85
Gotogate
1:45 pm - 7:00 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
14h 15m
SFO - BWI
Sun Country Air
6:15 am - 7:51 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
10h 36m
SFO - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$66
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Washington flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Washington 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 Washington 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Washington for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $145, but on average you can expect to pay $163.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Washington for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Washington under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Washington is less than $447.

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

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

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from San Francisco to Washington a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

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 Washington is generally hotter than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Washington?

Delta can get you from San Francisco to Washington in just under 6h 56m. Your travel time can differ by up to . San Francisco and Washington are separated by a distance of 2426 mi.

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

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Washington is Sun Country Air ($126).

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Washington
Average temperature for September in Washington
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Washington
4.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Washington

Morning 6 AM to noon 74% of SFO to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 25% of SFO to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to WAS departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Washington
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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