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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix, AZ, United States - SFO to PHX Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:53 AM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Phoenix Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:53 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
Jun 20, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $343
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 $343
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $137
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $108
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 18, 2016 $143
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 $143
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 29, 2016 $143

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO to PHX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Phoenix, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $179.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO to PHX)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $212 $220
7-14 days $197 $207
14-21 days $143 $190
21-30 days $159 $206
30-60 days $148 $201
60-90 days $123 $206
90+ days $108 $195

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$134 $193 $142 $251 $149 $123 $256

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Phoenix

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco Phoenix American 5/27/16 5/31/16 0 $228
June San Francisco Phoenix United 6/15/16 6/18/16 0 $143
July San Francisco Phoenix American 7/13/16 7/15/16 0 $149
August San Francisco Phoenix Frontier 8/20/16 8/24/16 0 $123
September San Francisco Phoenix Frontier 9/7/16 9/14/16 0 $108
October San Francisco Phoenix Frontier 10/12/16 10/15/16 0 $138
November San Francisco Phoenix United 11/15/16 11/30/16 0 $237
December San Francisco Phoenix United 12/14/16 12/18/16 0 $285

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

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 Phoenix.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$322
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$322 $197
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$197 $249
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$249 $199
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$199 $180
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$180

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO to PHX)

Your San Francisco to Phoenix 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 Phoenix is $257.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Phoenix is $193.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Phoenix
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 06:00 20:10
United 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 07:58 18:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO to PHX)

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 Phoenix. 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 Phoenix is $89.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Phoenix is $193.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $244
Oakland to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $137
San Jose to Phoenix American, Alaska $217
Fresno to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $301
Reno to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $247
San Luis Obispo to Phoenix American, United $211
Monterey to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $239
Santa Rosa to Phoenix American, Alaska $398
Modesto to PhoenixCheck Dates
Chico to PhoenixCheck Dates
Redding to Phoenix Alaska, PenAir, United $449
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $132
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $67
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $337
Oakland to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $80
Sacramento to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $197
San Jose to Las Vegas American, United $93
San Francisco to San Diego American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $149
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $134
Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $135
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $208
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, Spirit, United $81
San Francisco to Tucson American, Alaska, United $302
San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $148
San Francisco to Grand Canyon American, Alaska, United $314
San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $213
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $208
Fresno to Las VegasCheck Dates
Reno to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, United $228
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $233

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Phoenix (SFO to PHX) Number of flights searched: 159Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:53 AM

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

San Francisco to Phoenix
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
Delta SEA 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 LAX X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest SNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

San Francisco to Phoenix Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Phoenix?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Phoenix flight time is 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Phoenix?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Phoenix is 650 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Phoenix?
Answer: There are 67 direct flights from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Phoenix?
Answer: American Airlines provides 61% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Phoenix.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Phoenix?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA
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