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Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco, CA, United States - PHL to SFO Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:40 AM

Popular flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:40 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 14, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 $515
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 $419
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 $259
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $513
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $513
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $513
Aug 26, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $513
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $513
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 22, 2016 $374

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $338.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL to SFO)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $980 $488
7-14 days $710 $479
14-21 days $681 $452
21-30 days $661 $460
30-60 days $661 $440
60-90 days $651 $262
90+ days $649 $259

Cheapest Day To Fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$388 $305 $262 $305 $309 $341 $452

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Philadelphia to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Philadelphia San Francisco United 5/28/16 6/1/16 2 $693
June Philadelphia San Francisco American 6/29/16 7/4/16 1 $440
July Philadelphia San Francisco American 7/25/16 7/27/16 1 $442
August Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 8/24/16 8/30/16 1 $262
September Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 9/14/16 9/28/16 1 $259
October Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 10/19/16 10/25/16 1 $262
November Philadelphia San Francisco American 11/3/16 11/7/16 1 $443
December Philadelphia San Francisco American 12/25/16 1/6/17 1 $441

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$981
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$981 $731
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$731 $703
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$703 $691
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$691 $681
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$681
TIPSave $24 by flying into San Jose instead of San Francisco from Philadelphia

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL to SFO)

Your Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Francisco is $460.

The average price for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco is $651.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Philadelphia to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 07:40 20:25
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 05:55 18:08

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Francisco is $227.

The average price for round trip flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco is $460.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $337
Washington to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $244
Baltimore to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $384
Newark to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $337
Hartford to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $337
Richmond to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $413
Harrisburg to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Ithaca to San Francisco American, United $448
Westchester County to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $351
Long Island MacArthur to San Francisco American, United $478
Newburgh to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco American, United $344
New York to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $296
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco American, United $317
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Binghamton to San Francisco American, United $432
Elmira - Corning to San Francisco American $513
State College to San Francisco American, United $421
Williamsport to San Francisco American $1,787
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco American Check Dates
New York to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $369
New Haven to San Francisco American $492
Washington to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $408
New York to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $236
Philadelphia to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $348
Newark to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $423
Baltimore to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit $402
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

Airlines Flying from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL to SFO) Number of flights searched: 262Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:40 AM

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

Philadelphia to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest PHX X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Philadelphia to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Philadelphia to San Francisco flight time is 6 hours and 5 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Philadelphia to San Francisco is 2514 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 49 direct flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
Answer: American Airlines provides 71% of the non-stop flights between Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO
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