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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 20, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 $342
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2015 Sep 17, 2015 $308
Sep 10, 2015 Sep 22, 2015 $308
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 16, 2015 Sep 19, 2015 $319
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2015 Sep 9, 2015 $305
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 3, 2015 Oct 11, 2015 $303
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2015 Sep 22, 2015 $302
Nov 4, 2015 Nov 9, 2015 $302
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2015 Sep 9, 2015 $330

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 $304.

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 $499 $417
7-14 days $426 $306
14-21 days $337 $306
21-30 days $339 $305
30-60 days $319 $302
60-90 days $332 $308
90+ days $332 $302

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
$306 $306 $302 $306 $303 $303 $306

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
July New York San Francisco United 7/30/15 8/12/15 2 $423
August New York San Francisco American 8/25/15 9/1/15 1 $313
September New York San Francisco American 9/26/15 10/7/15 1 $305
October New York San Francisco US Airways 10/3/15 10/11/15 2 $303
November New York San Francisco American 11/3/15 11/5/15 1 $310
December New York San Francisco American 12/9/15 12/16/15 1 $310
January New York San Francisco American 1/16/16 1/25/16 2 $323
February New York San Francisco American 2/27/16 3/2/16 2 $357

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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$659
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$659 $502
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$502 $382
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$382 $332
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$332 $368
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$368

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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 $325.

The average price for non-stop flights from New York to San Francisco is $343.

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 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 08:00 20:00
JetBlue 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 06:50 20:30
Delta 7 7 8 8 8 4 8 07:00 19:59
United 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 06:00 18:30
Virgin America 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 07:30 18:55

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 $325.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Boston to San Francisco Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, United, American, Sun Country, Virgin America $302
Philadelphia to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Frontier $270
Baltimore to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue $310
Newark to San Francisco Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, United, American, Virgin America $309
Hartford to San Francisco United, Alaska, American, US Airways $364
Syracuse to San Francisco Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue $369
Providence to San Francisco United, US Airways, American, JetBlue $308
Albany to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $349
Manchester to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $308
Harrisburg to San Francisco Alaska, United, American, US Airways $394
Ithaca to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $369
Westchester County to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $322
Long Island MacArthur to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $343
Newburgh to San Francisco American, US Airways $403
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $318
New York to Los Angeles Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, United, American, Sun Country, Spirit, Virgin America $147
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $453
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Binghamton to San Francisco United, US Airways, American $369
Elmira - Corning to San Francisco United, American, US Airways $423
Williamsport to San Francisco US Airways, American $533
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco American, US Airways $379
New York to Oakland Alaska, United, American, US Airways, JetBlue $304
New Haven to San Francisco American, US Airways $360
Martha's Vineyard to San Francisco American, US Airways, JetBlue Check Dates
Boston to Oakland United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue $316
New York to Las Vegas Alaska, US Airways, JetBlue, Frontier, United, American, Spirit, Virgin America $214
Philadelphia to Oakland United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Spirit, JetBlue $316
Newark to Oakland Alaska, United, American, US Airways, JetBlue $304
Baltimore to Oakland United, Alaska, US Airways, American, Spirit $348

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 DTW 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 ORD X X X X X X X
US Airways PHX 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 28 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 197 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 25% 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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