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When is the best time to fly to San Francisco?

How long does it take to fly to San Francisco?

As San Francisco, California is a popular getaway for those in Southern California, people in Los Angeles often make this flight. This short flight takes just a little over one hour. For those in the Midwest, the flight from Chicago to San Francisco is just about 4 hours 30 minutes. From Phoenix, Arizona the flight to San Francisco is just about two hours.

Where can you fly directly into San Francisco from?

With San Francisco being such a popular destination, several cities in the United States have nonstop San Francisco flight deals to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Some of the airports with nonstop flights include Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Miami International Airport (MIA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD).

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to San Francisco?

    Users booking trips to San Francisco from Las Vegas found flights 93% cheaper than the average price of flights to San Francisco. To find the cheapest price to San Francisco from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

    If you aren\u2019t able to travel to San Francisco during the month of January, then flying in February is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $271.

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

    The ideal time to book your flight to San Francisco is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $306. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to San Francisco for as low as $33.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to San Francisco?

    The cheapest day to depart from United States to San Francisco is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $296. The most expensive day to fly to San Francisco is Sunday, with ticket prices averaging around $380.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to San Francisco?

    Our data shows that the cheapest United States to San Francisco flights are usually those with departure times at noon. Our users have found flights to San Francisco at noon for as low as $263. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $350.

  • Is there a good place to hike near San Francisco?

    Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to San Francisco for March, April, and May, when they can visit Civic Center Plaza and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

  • When is it best to fly to San Francisco to go sightseeing?

    Sights like Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and Lombard Street are most enjoyable in months with moderate weather conditions like January, February, or December. Plan your flight to San Francisco for those months.

  • Is there an alternative airport near San Francisco?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near San Francisco is possible. If you are planning a flight to San Francisco, consider booking flights to Oakland Airport (12 mi from San Francisco city center), Concord Buchanan Fld Airport (24 mi from San Francisco city center), Napa County Airport (30 mi from San Francisco city center), San Jose Airport (40 mi from San Francisco city center) or Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (54 mi from San Francisco city center).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into San Francisco?

    With an average price of $328 per person, Oakland Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to San Francisco. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


Can I fly to San Francisco from United States right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

Can I fly back to United States from San Francisco?

Returning to United States from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

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

If you are planning to travel to San Francisco at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

San Francisco flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to San Francisco found recently by users on momondo
Alaska Airlines
Feb 9
LAX1:00 amLos Angeles
1h 30m
SFO2:30 amSan Francisco
Mar 9
SFO2:48 amSan Francisco
1h 32m
LAX4:20 amLos Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Feb 10
LAX7:20 amLos Angeles
1h 25m
SFO8:45 amSan Francisco
Feb 15
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
1h 25m
LAX2:25 amLos Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Feb 24
LAX3:25 amLos Angeles
1h 30m
SFO4:55 amSan Francisco
Mar 6
SFO2:48 amSan Francisco
1h 32m
LAX4:20 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 8
LAX4:00 amLos Angeles
1h 30m
SFO5:30 amSan Francisco
Apr 10
SFO2:47 amSan Francisco
1h 31m
LAX4:18 amLos Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Feb 24
LAX3:25 amLos Angeles
1h 30m
SFO4:55 amSan Francisco
Feb 25
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
1h 25m
LAX2:25 amLos Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Mar 9
LAX12:50 pmLos Angeles
1h 27m
SFO2:17 pmSan Francisco
Mar 12
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
1h 25m
LAX2:25 amLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to San Francisco

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Feb 10
LAX12:45 pmLos Angeles
1h 28m
SFO2:13 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Mar 16
LAX4:25 amLos Angeles
1h 30m
SFO5:55 amSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Feb 9
LAX8:55 amLos Angeles
1h 25m
SFO10:20 amSan Francisco

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to San Francisco
  • Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

    United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to San Francisco on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to San Francisco with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.


Airports near San Francisco

Below you will find all the airports in San Francisco along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from San Francisco airport?

A great way to travel around the San Francisco area is on the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART for short. The Antioch train runs from the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport to four different Downtown San Francisco stations. There are three to four trains per hour and the trip downtown takes about 30 minutes. The SamTrans routes SFO, ECR, 292, 397, and 398 all stop at airport terminals and can take you to San Francisco. Both Lyft and Uber also operate at San Francisco International Airport. Uber picks you up on the Departures Level of all terminals for solo rides and shared rides depart from Level Five of the Domestic Garage. For Lyft, you select a pin that is closest to your location for pickup. The app may automatically move the pin to the correct pick-up spot for your location.


Popular routes to San Francisco

Most frequently searched flights to San Francisco along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Chicago to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time4h 30m
Cheapest price$124
New York to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time6h 09m
Cheapest price$127
Seattle to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time2h 01m
Cheapest price$133
Boston to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time6h 32m
Cheapest price$180
Los Angeles to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price$62
Washington to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 58m
Cheapest price$128
Dallas to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time3h 40m
Cheapest price$114
Minneapolis to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time4h 07m
Cheapest price$113
Atlanta to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 04m
Cheapest price$124
Detroit to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 01m
Cheapest price$121
San Diego to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time1h 21m
Cheapest price$78
Santa Ana to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time1h 24m
Cheapest price$78
Austin to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time3h 40m
Cheapest price$123
Portland to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time1h 42m
Cheapest price$133
Paris to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time11h 10m
Cheapest price$286
Ontario to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time1h 18m
Cheapest price$48
Houston to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time4h 02m
Cheapest price$122
Denver to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time2h 38m
Cheapest price$101
Miami to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 51m
Cheapest price$142
Philadelphia to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 51m
Cheapest price$129

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Visa requirements for visiting San Francisco

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting San Francisco?

There are no visa or passport requirements when flying from anywhere in the United States to San Francisco. If your flight originates from somewhere outside the United States, it is best to check with your local immigration authority about visa or passport requirements for flying to San Francisco.


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Best things to do and see in San Francisco

What can you see and do in San Francisco?

One of the iconic landmarks of the San Francisco area is the Golden Gate Bridge. This suspension bridge spans the Golden Gate Strait, where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. The American Society of Civil Engineers calls this one of the Wonders of the Modern World. The prison on Alcatraz Island is quite possibly one of the most famous and notorious prisons in the world. Built-in 1934, this historic landmark now has the national park service in charge of the grounds. It's just a short ferry ride from Downtown San Francisco and it’s a must-see when visiting the area. With over two million visitors per year, the famous Lombard Street is certainly a sight to behold. It is often referred to as the "most crooked street in the world" because of the eight hairpin turns that occur in one city block. If you’d like to spend some time getting back to nature on your trip to San Francisco, a stop at the beautiful Muir Woods National Monument should be on your list.