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Cheap Flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco, CA, United States - RDU to SFO Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:38 PM

Popular flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:38 PM

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 25, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $505
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $505
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 4, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $399
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $513
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $513
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $513
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $513
Sep 3, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $513
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $405
Aug 18, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $405
Aug 19, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $405
Aug 22, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $405
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $405

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco (RDU to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $409.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco (RDU to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Raleigh - Durham 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 Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $863 $592
7-14 days $566 $404
14-21 days $531 $404
21-30 days $531 $409
30-60 days $531 $410
60-90 days $531 $405
90+ days $531 $399

Cheapest Day To Fly from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$405 $404 $409 $405 $405 $408 $422

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Raleigh - Durham San Francisco United 5/31/16 6/9/16 1 $460
June Raleigh - Durham San Francisco American 6/7/16 6/14/16 1 $404
July Raleigh - Durham San Francisco United 7/13/16 7/20/16 1 $410
August Raleigh - Durham San Francisco American 8/23/16 8/30/16 1 $403
September Raleigh - Durham San Francisco American 9/4/16 9/6/16 1 $399
October Raleigh - Durham San Francisco American 10/6/16 10/10/16 1 $403
November Raleigh - Durham San Francisco United 11/1/16 11/5/16 1 $405
December Raleigh - Durham San Francisco United 12/10/16 12/14/16 1 $414

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$976
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$976 $694
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$694 $574
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$574 $551
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$551 $591
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$591

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco (RDU to SFO)

Your Raleigh - Durham 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 Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco is $523.

The average price for non-stop flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco is $531.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 07:09 18:12

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco (RDU 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 Raleigh - Durham 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 Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco is $239.

The average price for round trip flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco is $523.

Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 42 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Raleigh - Durham and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco is 2394 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Raleigh - Durham and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco (RDU to SFO) Number of flights searched: 236Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:38 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Raleigh - Durham 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 Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco.

Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta CVG X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United ORD X X X X X X X
Southwest MDW X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from Raleigh - Durham - RDU

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Raleigh - Durham to Oakland American, Alaska, United $398

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Francisco - SFO

Cheap Flights from Raleigh - Durham to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $399 Round trip from RDU to SFO