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Cheap Flights from Denver to San Francisco, CA, United States - DEN to SFO

Popular flights from Denver to San Francisco

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
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 $265
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 19, 2016 $214
May 17, 2016 May 21, 2016 $214
May 17, 2016 May 23, 2016 $214
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 $214
May 18, 2016 May 21, 2016 $214
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 $143
May 21, 2016 May 24, 2016 $143
May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 $143
May 25, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $143
May 25, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $143
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 25, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 $139
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 25, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $137
May 25, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $137
May 28, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $137
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $137
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $137

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Denver to San Francisco (DEN to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Denver to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $152.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Denver to San Francisco (DEN to SFO)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $228 $266
7-14 days $148 $205
14-21 days $143 $189
21-30 days $137 $194
30-60 days $137 $202
60-90 days $181 $214
90+ days $148 $194

Cheapest Day To Fly from Denver to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$173 $137 $137 $141 $173 $137 $168

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Denver to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Denver San Francisco Virgin America 5/25/16 6/7/16 0 $137
June Denver San Francisco Virgin America 6/1/16 6/7/16 0 $137
July Denver San Francisco Frontier 7/27/16 8/16/16 0 $181
August Denver San Francisco Frontier 8/16/16 8/23/16 0 $173
September Denver San Francisco Frontier 9/10/16 9/14/16 0 $148
October Denver San Francisco Frontier 10/8/16 10/12/16 0 $148
November Denver San Francisco American 11/3/16 11/6/16 1 $214
December Denver San Francisco American 12/25/16 12/30/16 1 $214

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$314
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$314 $233
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$233 $143
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$143 $137
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$137 $137
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$137

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Denver to San Francisco (DEN to SFO)

Your Denver 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 Denver to San Francisco is $278.

The average price for non-stop flights from Denver to San Francisco is $142.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Denver to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Frontier 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 06:45 21:55
United 14 14 14 14 14 11 12 06:00 22:14
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 07:00 17:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Denver to San Francisco (DEN 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 Denver 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 Denver to San Francisco is $116.

The average price for round trip flights from Denver to San Francisco is $198.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Colorado Springs to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $338
Montrose to San Francisco American, United $412
Aspen to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $515
Vail to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $552
Hayden - Steamboat to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $462
Gunnison to San Francisco United $462
Denver to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $204
Denver to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $96
Denver to San Jose American, Alaska, United $157
Colorado Springs to Oakland American, Alaska, United $532
Denver to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $247
Denver to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $89
Montrose to Oakland American, United Check Dates
Hayden - Steamboat to Oakland American, United Check Dates
Aspen to Oakland American, Alaska, United $708
Vail to Oakland American, United Check Dates
Colorado Springs to San Jose American, Alaska, United $318
Denver to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Denver to Reno American, Alaska, United $237
Denver to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $168
Denver to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Denver to Monterey American, Alaska, United $270
Denver to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Denver to Santa Rosa American, Alaska $501
Denver to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $117
Denver to Fresno American, Alaska, United $344
Colorado Springs to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $308
Denver to Portland American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $168
Denver to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $140
Denver to Salt Lake City Boutique, American, Frontier, United $88

Airlines Flying from Denver to San Francisco (DEN to SFO)

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

Denver to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta SEA X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X X X X X
Frontier ATL X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest SNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Denver to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Denver to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Denver to San Francisco flight time is 2 hours and 44 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Denver and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Denver to San Francisco is 965 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Denver to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 132 direct flights from Denver to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Denver to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 69% of the non-stop flights between Denver and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Denver to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA
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