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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Washington, DC, United States - SFO to WAS Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:53 AM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Washington 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
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $490
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 19, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $442
Sep 19, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 $442
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $244
Sep 24, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 $244
Sep 24, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 $244
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $486
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $474
Aug 18, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $474
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $396
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $428
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $428
Sep 8, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $428
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $428
Sep 15, 2016 Sep 22, 2016 $428

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 $356.

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 $727 $538
7-14 days $581 $423
14-21 days $505 $385
21-30 days $485 $445
30-60 days $471 $374
60-90 days $461 $313
90+ days $457 $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
$390 $378 $350 $313 $313 $370 $378

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
May San Francisco Washington American 5/31/16 6/2/16 2 $540
June San Francisco Washington Frontier 6/11/16 6/13/16 1 $385
July San Francisco Washington Frontier 7/8/16 7/12/16 1 $374
August San Francisco Washington Frontier 8/29/16 9/13/16 1 $296
September San Francisco Washington Frontier 9/17/16 9/24/16 1 $244
October San Francisco Washington Frontier 10/15/16 10/22/16 1 $261
November San Francisco Washington Virgin America 11/5/16 11/8/16 2 $392
December San Francisco Washington United 12/8/16 12/14/16 1 $396

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$727
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$727 $627
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$627 $505
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$505 $505
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$505 $540
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$540
TIPSave $29 by flying into Norfolk 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 $451.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Washington is $468.

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 10 10 10 10 10 8 9 07:25 22:45
Virgin America 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 08:00 22:05

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 $234.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington is $451.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $410
Sacramento to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $394
San Jose to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $339
Fresno to Washington American, Alaska, United $411
Reno to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $386
Monterey to Washington American, Alaska, United $432
San Luis Obispo to Washington American, United $472
Santa Rosa to Washington American, Alaska $774
Modesto to WashingtonCheck Dates
Redding to Washington Alaska, United Check Dates
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $337
Chico to WashingtonCheck Dates
San Francisco to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $412
Sacramento to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $394
San Jose to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $344
Oakland to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $364
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $356
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $369
Fresno to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $461
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $208
San Francisco to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United $262
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $208
Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $330
Reno to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $411
San Francisco to Newark American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $337
Monterey to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $474
Sacramento to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $387
San Luis Obispo to Baltimore American, United $472
San Jose to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $386
San Francisco to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $380

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Washington (SFO to WAS) Number of flights searched: 324Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:53 AM

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 PHX 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 SLC X X X X X X X
Frontier ORD X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United ORD 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 X
Southwest STL 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 8 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 94 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 71% 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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