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Cheap Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco, CA, United States - ATL to SFO Last modified: May 30, 2016 6:42 PM

Popular flights from Atlanta to San Francisco Last modified: May 30, 2016 6:42 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 8, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $420
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 9, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $336
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $336
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $336
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 20, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $208
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $208
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $208
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $208
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $208
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $296
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $296

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Atlanta to San Francisco (ATL to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Atlanta to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $283.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Atlanta to San Francisco (ATL to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Atlanta to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Atlanta to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Atlanta to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $433 $379
7-14 days $345 $352
14-21 days $323 $333
21-30 days $325 $333
30-60 days $325 $332
60-90 days $208 $298
90+ days $208 $264

Cheapest Day To Fly from Atlanta to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Atlanta to San Francisco.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$293 $315 $208 $315 $308 $208 $333

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Atlanta to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Atlanta to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Atlanta San Francisco American 5/31/16 6/2/16 1 $506
June Atlanta San Francisco Frontier 6/15/16 6/17/16 0 $323
July Atlanta San Francisco United 7/12/16 7/19/16 2 $315
August Atlanta San Francisco Frontier 8/20/16 9/7/16 0 $208
September Atlanta San Francisco Frontier 9/7/16 9/10/16 0 $208
October Atlanta San Francisco Frontier 10/1/16 10/3/16 0 $208
November Atlanta San Francisco American 11/3/16 11/5/16 1 $339
December Atlanta San Francisco American 12/1/16 12/5/16 1 $339

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Atlanta to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Atlanta to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$468
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$468 $383
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$383 $338
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$338 $370
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$370 $383
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$383
TIPSave $12 by flying into Sacramento instead of San Francisco from Atlanta

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco (ATL to SFO)

Your Atlanta to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Atlanta to San Francisco is $385.

The average price for non-stop flights from Atlanta to San Francisco is $291.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Atlanta to San Francisco.

Nonstop Flight Details from Atlanta to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 7 10 10 11 11 6 7 08:08 22:35
Frontier 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 08:20 08:20
United 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 07:20 20:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco (ATL to SFO)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Atlanta to San Francisco is $178.

The average price for round trip flights from Atlanta to San Francisco is $375.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Knoxville to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, Allegiant, United $304
Birmingham to San Francisco American, United $400
Huntsville to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $398
Greenville to San Francisco American, United $368
Columbia to San Francisco American, United $346
Asheville to San Francisco American, United $424
Augusta to San Francisco American $424
Chattanooga to San Francisco American, United $400
Dothan to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Montgomery to San Francisco American $450
Columbus to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Atlanta to Oakland American, Spirit $324
Albany to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Atlanta to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $188
Atlanta to San Jose American, Alaska, United $204
Atlanta to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $158
Atlanta to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $204
Birmingham to Oakland American $547
Atlanta to New York American, JetBlue, Frontier, United $148
Asheville to Oakland American, United $547
Knoxville to Oakland American, Alaska, United $465
Columbia to Oakland American, United $597
Chattanooga to Oakland American, United $576
Greenville to Oakland American, United $537
Augusta to Oakland American $647
Huntsville to Oakland American, Alaska, United $408
Atlanta to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $148
Montgomery to Oakland American $754
Atlanta to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Spirit, United $117
Atlanta to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $317

Airlines Flying from Atlanta to San Francisco (ATL to SFO) Number of flights searched: 304Last modified: May 30, 2016 6:42 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Atlanta to San Francisco with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Atlanta to San Francisco.

Atlanta to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta LAX X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Atlanta and San Francisco, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Atlanta to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Atlanta to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Atlanta to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 12 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Atlanta and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Atlanta to San Francisco is 2134 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Atlanta to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 68 direct flights from Atlanta to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Atlanta to San Francisco?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 73% of the non-stop flights between Atlanta and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Atlanta to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO
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