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Cheap Flights from Washington to San Francisco, CA, United States - WAS to SFO Last modified: May 29, 2016 7:55 PM

Popular flights from Washington to San Francisco Last modified: May 29, 2016 7:55 PM

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Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 $485
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $407
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $244
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $244
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $244
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $244
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 $244
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $416
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 28, 2016 Jul 12, 2016 $448
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $336
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $400

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Washington to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $331.

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

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $858 $492
7-14 days $602 $430
14-21 days $514 $386
21-30 days $475 $344
30-60 days $475 $344
60-90 days $461 $283
90+ days $449 $244

Cheapest Day To Fly from Washington to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$355 $344 $318 $283 $283 $355 $374

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Washington to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Washington San Francisco Frontier 5/31/16 6/10/16 1 $677
June Washington San Francisco Frontier 6/15/16 6/22/16 2 $320
July Washington San Francisco Frontier 7/20/16 7/27/16 1 $344
August Washington San Francisco Frontier 8/25/16 8/30/16 1 $283
September Washington San Francisco Frontier 9/17/16 9/24/16 1 $244
October Washington San Francisco Frontier 10/8/16 10/15/16 1 $244
November Washington San Francisco Virgin America 11/2/16 11/4/16 2 $406
December Washington San Francisco United 12/1/16 12/5/16 1 $396

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

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 Washington to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$908
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$908 $677
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$677 $580
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$580 $525
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$525 $540
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$540
TIPSave $34 by flying into Oakland instead of San Francisco from Washington

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

Your Washington to San Francisco 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 Washington to San Francisco is $415.

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

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Washington to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 11 13 13 13 13 7 8 06:00 22:20
Virgin America 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 07:20 18:55

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

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 Washington to San Francisco. 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 Washington to San Francisco is $215.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to San Francisco is $415.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Philadelphia to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United $262
Baltimore to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $412
Newark to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $338
Pittsburgh to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $414
Richmond to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $423
Norfolk to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $421
Harrisburg to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Roanoke to San Francisco American, United $425
Lynchburg to San Francisco American $440
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco American, United $344
Charlottesville to San Francisco American, United $379
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco American, United $372
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Newport News to San Francisco American $464
State College to San Francisco American, United $428
Williamsport to San Francisco American Check Dates
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco American Check Dates
Staunton to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Morgantown to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Washington to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $402
Philadelphia to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $388
Newark to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $332
Baltimore to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit $382
Pittsburgh to Oakland American, Alaska, United $488
Richmond to Oakland American, United $509
Washington to San Jose American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $336
Norfolk to Oakland American, United $546
Baltimore to San Jose American, Alaska, United $340
Newark to San Jose American, Alaska, United $359
Washington to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $240

Airlines Flying from Washington to San Francisco (WAS to SFO) Number of flights searched: 368Last modified: May 29, 2016 7:55 PM

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

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

Washington to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Washington to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 48 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Washington and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Washington to San Francisco is 2412 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 97 direct flights from Washington to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 72% of the non-stop flights between Washington and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO
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