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Flights from San Francisco to Washington, United States Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

San Francisco to Washington Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Washington. Frontier & Alaska 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
Tue 10/18
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 10/22
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SFOWAS
Tue 10/18
1 stop
WASSFO
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SFOWAS
Wed 10/26
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 10/29
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SFOWAS
Tue 11/1
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SFOWAS
Sat 11/5
1 stop
WASSFO
Wed 11/9
1 stop
$284
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Alaska
SFOWAS
Tue 10/25
1 stop
WASSFO
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$322
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Virgin America
SFOWAS
Tue 11/8
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 11/12
1 stop
$322
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Sun Country
SFOWAS
Fri 10/28
1 stop
WASSFO
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$323
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Sun Country
SFOWAS
Fri 11/11
1 stop
WASSFO
Mon 11/14
1 stop
$323
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United
SFOWAS
Fri 12/2
1 stop
WASSFO
Fri 12/9
1 stop
$348
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JetBlue
SFOWAS
Tue 11/8
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 11/12
1 stop
$352
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American
SFOWAS
Fri 10/21
1 stop
WASSFO
Thu 10/27
1 stop
$362
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American
SFOWAS
Wed 11/9
1 stop
WASSFO
Sat 11/12
1 stop
$362
Select
American
SFOWAS
Tue 11/15
1 stop
WASSFO
Wed 11/16
1 stop
$362
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American
SFOWAS
Fri 12/2
1 stop
WASSFO
Fri 12/9
1 stop
$362
Select
American
SFOWAS
Fri 12/2
1 stop
WASSFO
Tue 12/6
1 stop
$362
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How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Washington?

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 $297.

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?

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 $896 $432
7-14 days $426 $340
14-21 days $425 $284
21-30 days $425 $284
30-60 days $425 $284
60-90 days $425 $284
90+ days $427 $301

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Washington

We've examined 26,224,294,390 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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$301 $284 $284 $301 $301 $284 $324

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Washington by Month

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
September San Francisco Washington Sun Country 9/30/16 10/3/16 2 $707
October San Francisco Washington Frontier 10/18/16 10/22/16 1 $284
November San Francisco Washington Frontier 11/1/16 11/5/16 1 $284
December San Francisco Washington Frontier 12/10/16 12/14/16 1 $284
January San Francisco Washington Frontier 1/6/17 1/10/17 1 $301
February San Francisco Washington Frontier 2/25/17 2/27/17 1 $301
March San Francisco Washington Alaska 3/2/17 3/7/17 1 $380
April San Francisco Washington United 4/4/17 4/11/17 2 $417

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Washington

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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$432
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$432 $340
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$340 $301
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$301 $318
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$318 $301
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$301

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Washington

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 $381.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Washington is $471.

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 10 10 10 10 10 8 10 06:15 22:30
Virgin America 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 08:00 22:10

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Washington

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 $159.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington is $401.

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 and 4 minutes.
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 93 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 73% 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: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00Number of routes searched: 788Number of itineraries searched: 1,286,461

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 BOS
American CLT
American DFW
Alaska SEA
Alaska PDX
Alaska LAX
JetBlue JFK
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
Delta SLC
Delta ATL
Delta CVG
Delta DTW
Delta JFK
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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