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Flights from San Francisco to Washington, United States Last modified: Dec 6, 2016 17:20 -05:00

San Francisco to Washington Last modified: Dec 6, 2016 17:20 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 28,742,875,190 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Washington. Frontier & JetBlue frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Washington flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Frontier
SFOWAS
Thu 1/5
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 1/14
1 stop
$314
JetBlue
SFOWAS
Sun 2/5
1 stop
WASSFO
Tue 2/7
1 stop
$323
Sun Country
SFOWAS
Thu 2/2
1 stop
WASSFO
Wed 2/8
1 stop
$326
Alaska
SFOWAS
Wed 1/25
1 stop
WASSFO
Tue 1/31
1 stop
$342
Virgin America
SFOWAS
Thu 2/2
1 stop
WASSFO
Sun 2/5
1 stop
$347
American
SFOWAS
Wed 1/11
2 stops
WASSFO
Thu 1/19
2 stops
$370

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Washington? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $330.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Washington?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Francisco to Washington? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Washington.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $906 $411
7-14 days $642 $466
14-21 days $607 $442
21-30 days $500 $314
30-60 days $494 $314
60-90 days $426 $314
90+ days $421 $357

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Washington Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 28,750,906,812 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Washington is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$342 $342 $340 $314 $314 $332 $323

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Washington by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Francisco to Washington flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December San Francisco Washington Sun Country 12/9/16 12/13/16 1 $411
January San Francisco Washington Frontier 1/5/17 1/14/17 1 $314
February San Francisco Washington Frontier 2/10/17 2/15/17 1 $314
March San Francisco Washington JetBlue 3/7/17 3/21/17 1 $357
April San Francisco Washington JetBlue 4/3/17 4/11/17 1 $382
May San Francisco Washington JetBlue 5/1/17 5/9/17 1 $372
June San Francisco Washington JetBlue 6/5/17 6/12/17 1 $412
July San Francisco Washington United 7/18/17 7/25/17 1 $437

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Washington Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Washington. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$411
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$411 $468
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$468 $715
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$715 $541
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$541 $351
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$351

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Washington Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $396.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Washington is $482.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Washington - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 12 13 10 10 10 5 12 06:00 23:23
Virgin America 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 08:05 22:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Washington Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $248.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington is $392.

San Francisco to Washington Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Washington flight time is 5 hours.
Question: How far is Washington from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Washington is 2,412 miles (3,881 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Washington?
Answer: There are 82 direct flights from San Francisco to Washington.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct 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: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Washington Last modified: Dec 6, 2016 17:20 -05:00Number of routes searched: 847Number of itineraries searched: 1,151,998

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Washington? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to Washington. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

San Francisco to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
United -
Virgin America -
American PHX
American CLT
American DFW
American LAX
Alaska SEA
Alaska PDX
Alaska LAX
Alaska SAN
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue JFK
JetBlue FLL
Copa PTY
Delta ATL
Delta SLC
Delta LAX
Delta CVG
Delta DTW
Frontier DEN
Sun Country MSP
United DEN
United EWR
United IAH
United LAS
Virgin America DAL
Virgin America LAX

San Francisco to Washington Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Washington. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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