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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Boston, MA, United States - SFO to BOS Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:46 PM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Boston Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:46 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
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $411
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 17, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $379
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 6, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 $434
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 $404
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $404
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 $404
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 $404
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $394
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $394
Sep 11, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $394
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $394
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $437
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $437
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $437
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $437
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $437

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Boston (SFO to BOS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Boston, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $388.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Boston (SFO to BOS)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $767 $481
7-14 days $505 $404
14-21 days $459 $427
21-30 days $439 $414
30-60 days $439 $386
60-90 days $438 $379
90+ days $432 $379

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Boston

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$391 $381 $379 $386 $386 $396 $391

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Boston

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco Boston United 5/29/16 6/5/16 1 $612
June San Francisco Boston Sun Country 6/7/16 6/12/16 1 $404
July San Francisco Boston American 7/27/16 8/9/16 1 $386
August San Francisco Boston American 8/17/16 8/24/16 1 $379
September San Francisco Boston American 9/14/16 9/28/16 1 $380
October San Francisco Boston American 10/23/16 11/2/16 1 $379
November San Francisco Boston American 11/24/16 12/1/16 1 $380
December San Francisco Boston American 12/1/16 12/4/16 2 $395

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

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 San Francisco to Boston.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$855
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$855 $590
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$590 $517
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$517 $457
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$457 $652
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$652

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Boston (SFO to BOS)

Your San Francisco to Boston 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 San Francisco to Boston is $457.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Boston is $453.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Boston
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
JetBlue 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 07:35 21:29
United 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 06:00 22:40
Virgin America 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 07:00 21:30

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Boston (SFO to BOS)

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 San Francisco to Boston. 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 San Francisco to Boston is $223.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Boston is $454.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $349
Oakland to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $346
San Jose to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $392
Fresno to Boston American, Alaska, United $400
Reno to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $393
San Luis Obispo to Boston American, United $467
Monterey to Boston American, Alaska, United $456
Santa Rosa to Boston American, Alaska $550
Modesto to BostonCheck Dates
Chico to BostonCheck Dates
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $338
Redding to Boston Alaska, United $569
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $322
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $369
Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $320
San Francisco to Providence American, JetBlue, United $356
San Francisco to Manchester American, Alaska, United $356
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $203
San Francisco to Newark American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $338
San Francisco to Hartford American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $348
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $208
Sacramento to Manchester American, Alaska, United $396
Sacramento to Providence American, Alaska, United $529
San Francisco to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United $262
San Jose to Providence American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $527
Oakland to Providence American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $369
San Jose to Manchester American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $495
San Francisco to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $244
Oakland to Manchester American, Alaska, United $542
San Francisco to Portland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $418

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Boston (SFO to BOS) Number of flights searched: 236Last modified: May 28, 2016 7:46 PM

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

San Francisco to Boston
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American JFK 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 JFK X X X X X X X
Delta MSP 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 DEN 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 San Francisco and Boston, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

San Francisco to Boston Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Boston flight time is 5 hours and 41 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Boston?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Boston is 2697 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: There are 103 direct flights from San Francisco to Boston.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: United Airlines provides 54% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Boston.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: New York, NY
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