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Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco, CA, United States - PHL to SFO

Popular flights from Philadelphia 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
Mar 7, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $420
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 25, 2016 May 29, 2016 $372
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 21, 2016 $259
May 14, 2016 May 18, 2016 $259
May 14, 2016 May 17, 2016 $259
May 18, 2016 May 25, 2016 $259
May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 $259
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 4, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $416
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 18, 2016 $364

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 $287.

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 $1,125 $715
7-14 days $526 $454
14-21 days $372 $375
21-30 days $373 $375
30-60 days $367 $268
60-90 days $373 $268
90+ days $372 $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
$303 $268 $263 $308 $303 $265 $303

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
February Philadelphia San Francisco American 2/27/16 3/1/16 0 $387
March Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 3/30/16 4/18/16 1 $311
April Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 4/16/16 4/30/16 2 $265
May Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 5/14/16 5/17/16 1 $259
June Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 6/7/16 6/11/16 1 $261
July Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 7/16/16 7/30/16 1 $264
August Philadelphia San Francisco Frontier 8/4/16 8/10/16 1 $301
September Philadelphia San Francisco American 9/6/16 9/21/16 1 $469

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$904
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$904 $387
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$387 $387
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$387 $375
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$375 $373
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$373

TIPSave $4 by flying into Sacramento 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 $390.

The average price for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco is $373.

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 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 07:40 20:25
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:15 17:51

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 $194.

The average price for round trip flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco is $389.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $236
Washington to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $236
Baltimore to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $325
Newark to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $263
Hartford to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $364
Richmond to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $368
Harrisburg to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $438
Ithaca to San Francisco American, United $392
Westchester County to San Francisco American, United $294
Long Island MacArthur to San Francisco American $433
Newburgh to San Francisco Silver, American, JetBlue, United Check Dates
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco American, United $310
New York to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $239
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco American, United $296
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Binghamton to San Francisco American, United $392
Elmira - Corning to San Francisco American, United $388
State College to San Francisco American, United $466
Williamsport to San Francisco American $452
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco American $359
New York to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $277
New Haven to San Francisco American $360
Washington to Oakland American, Alaska, United $328
New York to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $223
Philadelphia to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $344
Newark to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $308
Baltimore to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $340
New York to San Jose American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $277
New York to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $74
New York to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $268

Airlines Flying from Philadelphia to San Francisco (PHL to SFO)

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
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAH 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 20 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 34 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 58% 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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