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Cheap Flights from Boston to San Francisco, CA, United States - BOS to SFO Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:51 AM

Popular flights from Boston to San Francisco Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:51 AM

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 6, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $504
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $504
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 19, 2016 $504
Sep 8, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $504
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $504
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $377
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $377
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $377
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 12, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 $409
Sep 6, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $409
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $404
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $404
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $404
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $404
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $404
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $368
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 17, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $431

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Boston to San Francisco (BOS to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Boston to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $390.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Boston to San Francisco (BOS to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Boston 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 Boston to San Francisco

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $675 $404
7-14 days $505 $404
14-21 days $439 $404
21-30 days $439 $381
30-60 days $439 $386
60-90 days $409 $377
90+ days $409 $380

Cheapest Day To Fly from Boston to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$418 $381 $377 $381 $381 $404 $386

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Boston to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Boston San Francisco United 5/31/16 6/2/16 2 $569
June Boston San Francisco American 6/21/16 7/4/16 1 $381
July Boston San Francisco American 7/3/16 7/12/16 1 $386
August Boston San Francisco American 8/17/16 8/23/16 1 $377
September Boston San Francisco United 9/13/16 9/20/16 2 $368
October Boston San Francisco American 10/12/16 10/18/16 1 $380
November Boston San Francisco American 11/1/16 11/5/16 1 $380
December Boston San Francisco American 12/1/16 12/14/16 1 $380

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$675
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$675 $505
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$505 $439
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$439 $459
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$459 $439
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$439
TIPSave $14 by flying into Sacramento instead of San Francisco from Boston

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Boston to San Francisco (BOS to SFO)

Your Boston 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 Boston to San Francisco is $453.

The average price for non-stop flights from Boston to San Francisco is $434.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Boston to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
JetBlue 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 08:14 19:45
United 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 05:45 20:50
Virgin America 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 07:25 18:59

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Boston to San Francisco (BOS 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 Boston 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 Boston to San Francisco is $222.

The average price for round trip flights from Boston to San Francisco is $452.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $337
Newark to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $337
Hartford to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $337
Providence to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $339
Albany to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $377
Burlington to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $368
Portland to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $418
Manchester to San Francisco American, United $356
Bangor to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $426
Westchester County to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $351
Long Island MacArthur to San Francisco American, United $478
Newburgh to San FranciscoCheck Dates
New York to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $292
New York to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $369
New Haven to San Francisco American $492
Martha's Vineyard to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Nantucket to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Boston to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $366
New York to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $238
Newark to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $386
New York to San Jose American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $322
New York to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
New York to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $318
Boston to San Jose American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $368
Providence to Oakland American, United $469
Hartford to Oakland American $494
New York to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Kuwait, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, City Jet $632
Manchester to Oakland American, United $455
Albany to Oakland American $557
Burlington to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $504

Airlines Flying from Boston to San Francisco (BOS to SFO) Number of flights searched: 295Last modified: May 28, 2016 6:51 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Boston 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 Boston to San Francisco.

Boston to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American JFK X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
JetBlue - X X X X X X X
JetBlue JFK X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United EWR X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America LAX X X X X X X X
Southwest MKE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Boston to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Boston to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Boston to San Francisco flight time is 6 hours and 34 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Boston and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Boston to San Francisco is 2697 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Boston to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 102 direct flights from Boston to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Boston to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 53% of the non-stop flights between Boston and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Boston to San Francisco?
Answer: New York, NY
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