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FareCompare's flight comparison tool will search through all flights and plane tickets from New York to San Francisco, finding you the most direct flight for the best price. Whether you prefer round-trip or one-way tickets, FareCompare will find the cheapest flight from New York to San Francisco so you can spend time planning the fun parts of traveling.

Cheap Flights from New York to San Francisco - NYC to SFO

Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 24, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 $328
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 20, 2015 Oct 23, 2015 $320
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Dec 10, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 $295
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 30, 2015 Oct 6, 2015 $287
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 15, 2015 Oct 22, 2015 $325
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2015 Sep 22, 2015 $314
Oct 21, 2015 Oct 28, 2015 $314
Nov 5, 2015 Nov 10, 2015 $314
Nov 14, 2015 Nov 17, 2015 $314
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Dec 9, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 $266

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from New York to San Francisco (NYC to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from New York to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $285.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from New York to San Francisco (NYC to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from New York 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 New York to San Francisco

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $397 $317
7-14 days $344 $302
14-21 days $336 $287
21-30 days $315 $290
30-60 days $317 $268
60-90 days $317 $271
90+ days $322 $266

Cheapest Day To Fly from New York to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$288 $275 $271 $290 $290 $287 $294

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from New York to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
August New York San Francisco US Airways 8/29/15 9/5/15 1 $393
September New York San Francisco Virgin America 9/30/15 10/14/15 1 $278
October New York San Francisco Virgin America 10/13/15 10/27/15 1 $268
November New York San Francisco Virgin America 11/11/15 11/18/15 1 $271
December New York San Francisco Virgin America 12/9/15 12/15/15 1 $266
January New York San Francisco Virgin America 1/6/16 1/9/16 1 $267
February New York San Francisco United 2/7/16 2/10/16 1 $309
March New York San Francisco American 3/2/16 3/18/16 0 $326

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$441
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$441 $392
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$392 $332
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$332 $317
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$317 $335
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$335

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from New York to San Francisco (NYC to SFO)

Your New York 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 New York to San Francisco is $308.

The average price for non-stop flights from New York to San Francisco is $331.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from New York to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 5 5 7 5 4 7 07:00 20:50
JetBlue 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 07:50 19:32
Delta 7 5 8 8 8 5 8 07:00 19:30
United 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 06:00 18:30
Virgin America 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 07:30 18:59

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from New York to San Francisco (NYC 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 New York 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 New York to San Francisco is $156.

The average price for round trip flights from New York to San Francisco is $307.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Boston to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Sun Country, JetBlue, Virgin America $275
Philadelphia to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Frontier $338
Baltimore to San Francisco United, Alaska, American, US Airways, JetBlue $306
Newark to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America $308
Hartford to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American $387
Syracuse to San Francisco United, Alaska, US Airways, American, JetBlue $339
Providence to San Francisco United, US Airways, American, JetBlue $302
Albany to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $346
Manchester to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $314
Harrisburg to San Francisco United, Alaska, American, US Airways $384
Ithaca to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $352
Westchester County to San Francisco United, US Airways, American, JetBlue $370
Long Island MacArthur to San Francisco American, US Airways $350
Newburgh to San Francisco American, US Airways $340
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $369
New York to Los Angeles Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, United, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Virgin America $194
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $355
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Binghamton to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $352
Elmira - Corning to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $352
Williamsport to San Francisco American, US Airways $392
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco US Airways, American $401
New York to Oakland United, Alaska, American, US Airways, JetBlue $317
New Haven to San Francisco US Airways, American $360
Martha's Vineyard to San Francisco US Airways, American, JetBlue Check Dates
Boston to Oakland Alaska, United, US Airways, American, Spirit, JetBlue $305
New York to Las Vegas Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, Frontier, United, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Virgin America $274
Philadelphia to Oakland United, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue $328
Newark to Oakland United, Alaska, American, US Airways, JetBlue $332
Baltimore to Oakland Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Spirit $364

Airlines Flying from New York to San Francisco (NYC to SFO)

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

New York to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American LAX 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 BOS X X X X X X X
Delta - 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 IAD X X X X X X X
US Airways PHL 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 DEN X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

New York to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from New York to San Francisco?
Answer: The average New York to San Francisco flight time is 6 hours and 25 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between New York and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from New York to San Francisco is 2579 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from New York to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 198 direct flights from New York to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from New York to San Francisco?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 23% of the non-stop flights between New York and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from New York to San Francisco?
Answer: Minneapolis - St Paul, MN
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