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Flights from Washington to San Francisco, United States Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:59 AM

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Washington to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:59 AM

We've scanned 20,789,023,501 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Washington to San Francisco. Frontier & Sun Country frequently offer the best deals on Washington to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Frontier
WASSFO
Tue 10/25
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$283
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Frontier
WASSFO
Sat 10/29
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$283
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Sun Country
WASSFO
Thu 10/27
1 stop
SFOWAS
Wed 11/9
1 stop
$323
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Sun Country
WASSFO
Fri 12/2
1 stop
SFOWAS
Fri 12/9
1 stop
$323
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Sun Country
WASSFO
Wed 12/7
1 stop
SFOWAS
Mon 12/12
1 stop
$323
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Sun Country
WASSFO
Wed 12/7
1 stop
SFOWAS
Mon 12/19
1 stop
$323
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Sun Country
WASSFO
Wed 12/14
1 stop
SFOWAS
Fri 12/16
1 stop
$323
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Alaska
WASSFO
Wed 11/2
1 stop
SFOWAS
Wed 11/9
1 stop
$324
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Alaska
WASSFO
Tue 11/8
1 stop
SFOWAS
Thu 11/10
1 stop
$324
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Alaska
WASSFO
Thu 12/1
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sun 12/4
1 stop
$324
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Alaska
WASSFO
Thu 12/8
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sun 12/11
1 stop
$324
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Alaska
WASSFO
Tue 12/13
1 stop
SFOWAS
Thu 12/15
1 stop
$324
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JetBlue
WASSFO
Tue 10/18
1 stop
SFOWAS
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$362
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United
WASSFO
Sat 12/3
2 stops
SFOWAS
Tue 12/6
2 stops
$364
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United
WASSFO
Tue 12/6
2 stops
SFOWAS
Wed 12/14
2 stops
$364
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Virgin America
WASSFO
Tue 10/18
1 stop
SFOWAS
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$368
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Virgin America
WASSFO
Wed 10/19
1 stop
SFOWAS
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$368
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Virgin America
WASSFO
Tue 10/25
1 stop
SFOWAS
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$368
Select
Virgin America
WASSFO
Wed 10/26
1 stop
SFOWAS
Mon 11/7
1 stop
$368
Select
Virgin America
WASSFO
Wed 10/26
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sat 10/29
1 stop
$368
Select
American
WASSFO
Tue 10/25
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$372
Select
American
WASSFO
Sat 10/29
1 stop
SFOWAS
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$372
Select

How Much is a Flight from Washington to San Francisco?

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 $296.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Washington to San Francisco?

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 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 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 Washington to San Francisco?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $763 $408
7-14 days $465 $375
14-21 days $425 $284
21-30 days $425 $283
30-60 days $425 $283
60-90 days $425 $284
90+ days $486 $283

Cheapest Day To Fly from Washington to San Francisco

We've examined 20,795,316,600 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Washington to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$301 $283 $284 $301 $301 $283 $318

Compare Flight Prices from Washington to San Francisco 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 Washington to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Washington San Francisco Frontier 9/29/16 10/14/16 1 $425
October Washington San Francisco Frontier 10/25/16 11/5/16 1 $283
November Washington San Francisco Frontier 11/1/16 11/15/16 1 $284
December Washington San Francisco Frontier 12/3/16 12/6/16 1 $284
January Washington San Francisco Frontier 1/31/17 2/14/17 1 $283
February Washington San Francisco Frontier 2/7/17 2/11/17 1 $283
March Washington San Francisco Alaska 3/9/17 3/28/17 1 $404
April Washington San Francisco Alaska 4/19/17 4/27/17 1 $434

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Washington to San Francisco

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$502
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$502 $408
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$408 $284
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$284 $284
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$284 $284
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$284

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Washington to San Francisco

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 Washington to San Francisco is $342.

The average price for direct flights from Washington to San Francisco is $455.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Washington to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 11 11 11 11 11 6 11 07:10 22:30
Virgin America 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 07:15 18:50

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

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 $207.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to San Francisco is $342.

Washington to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Washington to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 47 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Washington?
Answer: The distance from Washington to San Francisco is 2,412 miles (3,881 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 97 direct flights from Washington to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Washington airlines for direct flights from Washington to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 74% 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: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in Washington flying to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:59 AMNumber of routes searched: 728Number of itineraries searched: 780,954

Wondering which airlines fly out of Washington to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of Washington airlines with flights to San Francisco. 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.

Washington to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Frontier DEN
Virgin America DAL
American CLT
American ORD
United LAS
American PHL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
American DFW
Alaska SEA
JetBlue FLL
Delta CVG
American ATL
United SAN
United IAH
United EWR
United AUS
Delta SLC
Alaska PDX

Washington to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Washington and San Francisco. 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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