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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Washington, DC, United States - SFO to WAS

Popular flights from San Francisco to Washington

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 30, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 $355
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 9, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 $365
Apr 9, 2016 Apr 14, 2016 $365
Apr 21, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $365
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $234
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 $234
May 11, 2016 May 14, 2016 $234
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 10, 2016 $336
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 10, 2016 Mar 14, 2016 $276
Apr 6, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 $276
Apr 7, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 $276
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 27, 2016 May 2, 2016 $324
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 10, 2016 $311

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Washington, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $261.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $562 $434
7-14 days $509 $327
14-21 days $375 $261
21-30 days $367 $276
30-60 days $364 $251
60-90 days $364 $234
90+ days $390 $244

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Washington

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$261 $234 $234 $251 $251 $244 $355

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Washington

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February San Francisco Washington Virgin America 2/27/16 3/2/16 1 $327
March San Francisco Washington Frontier 3/3/16 3/8/16 1 $261
April San Francisco Washington Frontier 4/23/16 4/26/16 1 $244
May San Francisco Washington Frontier 5/10/16 5/17/16 1 $234
June San Francisco Washington Frontier 6/6/16 6/10/16 1 $375
July San Francisco Washington Frontier 7/11/16 7/19/16 1 $426
August San Francisco Washington Frontier 8/3/16 8/10/16 1 $366
September San Francisco Washington Virgin America 9/22/16 9/29/16 2 $350

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

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 Washington.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$868
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$868 $688
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$688 $397
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$397 $442
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$442 $450
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$450

TIPSave $90 by flying into Newark instead of Washington from San Francisco

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS)

Your San Francisco to Washington 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 Washington is $329.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Washington is $372.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Washington
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 8 10 9 9 9 6 8 06:03 23:09
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 08:10 14:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS)

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 Washington. 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 Washington is $158.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington is $329.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $319
Sacramento to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $250
San Jose to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $324
Fresno to Washington American, Alaska, United $287
Reno to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $295
Monterey to Washington American, Alaska, United $414
San Luis Obispo to Washington American, United $299
Santa Rosa to Washington American, Alaska $552
Modesto to WashingtonCheck Dates
Redding to Washington United $443
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $235
Chico to WashingtonCheck Dates
San Francisco to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $324
Sacramento to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $252
San Jose to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $324
Oakland to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $321
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $303
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $277
Fresno to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $285
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $132
San Francisco to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United $258
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $199
Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $266
Reno to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $318
San Francisco to Newark American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $285
Monterey to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $378
Sacramento to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $313
San Luis Obispo to Baltimore American, United $514
San Jose to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $404
San Francisco to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $248

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS)

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

San Francisco to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American LAX X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP 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 DAL 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 Washington, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

San Francisco to Washington Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Washington flight time is 5 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Washington?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Washington is 2412 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: There are 78 direct flights from San Francisco to Washington.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: United Airlines provides 74% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: Denver, CO
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