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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Washington - 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
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 27, 2016 $330
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 22, 2016 Feb 23, 2016 $334
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 27, 2016 $334
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $334
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 19, 2016 Apr 23, 2016 $237
Apr 23, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $237
Apr 30, 2016 May 3, 2016 $237
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $336
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 $276
Mar 24, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 $276
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $330
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 $299
Feb 27, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $299

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 $253.

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 $724 $517
7-14 days $409 $292
14-21 days $381 $244
21-30 days $370 $244
30-60 days $370 $254
60-90 days $370 $237
90+ days $386 $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
$257 $237 $244 $261 $259 $237 $278

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 Frontier 2/24/16 2/27/16 1 $244
March San Francisco Washington Frontier 3/2/16 3/9/16 1 $244
April San Francisco Washington Frontier 4/19/16 4/23/16 1 $237
May San Francisco Washington Frontier 5/3/16 5/4/16 1 $244
June San Francisco Washington Frontier 6/8/16 6/13/16 1 $360
July San Francisco Washington Frontier 7/12/16 7/23/16 1 $366
August San Francisco Washington Frontier 8/3/16 8/9/16 1 $290
September San Francisco Washington Virgin America 9/11/16 9/15/16 2 $364

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$902
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$902 $659
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$659 $536
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$536 $419
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$419 $447
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$447

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 $316.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Washington is $377.

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 9 9 9 9 9 6 8 06:00 23:05
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 08:00 14:25

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 $148.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington is $316.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to Washington Alaska, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $336
Sacramento to Washington Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $246
San Jose to Washington Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America, AirTran $324
Fresno to Washington Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Frontier $334
Reno to Washington Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, AirTran $302
Monterey to Washington Alaska, United, American, US Airways $408
San Luis Obispo to Washington$334
Santa Rosa to Washington Delta, Alaska, American $620
Modesto to WashingtonCheck Dates
Redding to Washington United $588
San Francisco to New York Alaska, United, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America, AirTran $238
Chico to WashingtonCheck Dates
San Francisco to Baltimore United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $357
Sacramento to Baltimore United, Delta, US Airways, American, AirTran $244
San Jose to Baltimore United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, AirTran $338
Oakland to Baltimore Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $336
San Jose to New York Alaska, United, American, US Airways, JetBlue, Virgin America, AirTran $274
Oakland to New York US Airways, American, Spirit, JetBlue, AirTran $269
Fresno to Baltimore United, Delta, US Airways, American $334
San Francisco to Chicago Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Sun Country, Frontier, AirTran, Virgin America $137
San Francisco to Philadelphia Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran, Virgin America $261
San Francisco to Atlanta Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, Frontier, AirTran $208
Sacramento to New York United, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $268
Reno to Baltimore United, Delta, US Airways, American, AirTran $330
San Francisco to Newark Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, Virgin America $267
Monterey to Baltimore United, US Airways, American $338
Sacramento to Philadelphia Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, AirTran $316
San Luis Obispo to Baltimore$569
San Jose to Philadelphia Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America, AirTran $394
San Francisco to Boston Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, Sun Country, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Virgin America, AirTran $252

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 DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
JetBlue JFK 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 ORD 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 MKE 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 79 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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