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Cheap Flights from Washington to San Francisco - WAS to SFO

Popular flights from Washington to San Francisco

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
Mar 7, 2016 Mar 11, 2016 $345
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 3, 2016 $326
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 3, 2016 $237
May 3, 2016 May 10, 2016 $237
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $237
May 14, 2016 May 18, 2016 $237
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 $350
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $276
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $276
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 3, 2016 $323
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $292
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $292
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $292
Mar 3, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $292
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $292

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 $251.

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 $746 $368
7-14 days $512 $261
14-21 days $384 $244
21-30 days $370 $261
30-60 days $370 $243
60-90 days $370 $237
90+ days $386 $237

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
$261 $237 $244 $255 $255 $237 $271

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
February Washington San Francisco Frontier 2/23/16 3/2/16 1 $244
March Washington San Francisco Frontier 3/29/16 4/16/16 1 $243
April Washington San Francisco Frontier 4/30/16 5/3/16 1 $237
May Washington San Francisco Frontier 5/3/16 5/10/16 1 $237
June Washington San Francisco Frontier 6/1/16 6/12/16 2 $392
July Washington San Francisco Frontier 7/12/16 7/16/16 1 $366
August Washington San Francisco Virgin America 8/31/16 9/6/16 2 $364
September Washington San Francisco Virgin America 9/10/16 9/13/16 2 $375

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$881
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$881 $554
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$554 $395
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$395 $372
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$372 $388
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$388

TIPSave $58 by flying into Sacramento 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 $307.

The average price for non-stop flights from Washington to San Francisco is $561.

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 10 10 10 10 11 7 9 06:29 22:10
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 10:00 18:20

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 $161.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to San Francisco is $307.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Philadelphia to San Francisco Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran, Virgin America $261
Baltimore to San Francisco United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $369
Newark to San Francisco Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, Virgin America $271
Pittsburgh to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, AirTran $303
Richmond to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, AirTran $352
Norfolk to San Francisco Alaska, United, Delta, American, US Airways, AirTran $408
Harrisburg to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways, American, Frontier $428
Roanoke to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways $439
Lynchburg to San Francisco US Airways $447
Wilkes - Barre to San Francisco Delta, United, US Airways $308
Charlottesville to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways, American $308
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways $302
Atlantic City to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Newport News to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways, Frontier $448
State College to San Francisco United, Delta, US Airways $452
Williamsport to San Francisco United, US Airways $480
Salisbury - Ocean City to San Francisco United, US Airways $455
Staunton to San Francisco United Check Dates
Morgantown to San Francisco United Check Dates
Washington to Oakland Alaska, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $336
Philadelphia to Oakland Alaska, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $344
Newark to Oakland Alaska, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue $278
Baltimore to Oakland Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $364
Pittsburgh to Oakland Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $427
Richmond to Oakland Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue, AirTran $478
Washington to San Jose Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America, AirTran $321
Norfolk to Oakland Delta, American, US Airways $511
Baltimore to San Jose United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, AirTran $334
Newark to San Jose Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Virgin America $291
Washington to Los Angeles United, Delta, Alaska, US Airways, American, Sun Country, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America, AirTran $212

Airlines Flying from Washington to San Francisco (WAS to SFO)

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 DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta JFK X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN 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 6 hours and a minute.
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 87 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 77% 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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