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Did you mean flights from New York City to San Francisco?

As one of the most famous cities in the world, New York boasts a dramatic skyline that frequently appears in movies and on TV. Commonly referred to as “the city that never sleeps”, New York has an active nightlife that welcomes visitors from all over the world. Some of its main attractions include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the shows on Broadway. It is also popular for its high-end shopping opportunities and its famous neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, East Village, SoHo, and Chinatown.

Flying to New York

1. Which Airports serve San Francisco to New York?

The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International Airport. Most flights will arrive at JFK Airport in New York, but some flights do arrive at Newark or La Guardia.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from San Francisco to New York?

Major Airlines is the primary provider for direct flights from San Francisco to New York. Other airlines, such as American, Alaska, JetBlue, and United, also provide direct flights on a daily basis. Many airlines, including Aer Lingus, Copa, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country and WOW Air, also provide daily flights that require connections.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight time for a direct flight from San Francisco to New York takes an average of 5 hours and 20 minutes. If you are traveling on a flight with connections, then it will take a minimum of 7 hours on average. It is important to remember that New York is three hours ahead of San Francisco.

4. Climate changes between San Francisco and New York

Winter in New York can be very cold, but temperatures in the summer can be as high as 90ºF, while in San Francisco the climate varies less, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Both located in the US, San Francisco and New York use the US Dollar. New York is a very business-oriented city, though it does have plenty of tourist traffic. San Francisco has a slightly more laid-back atmosphere.

Depending on your country of origin and the reason for your visit, you may need a visa to enter the US. Most visitors can obtain an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Program, which allows travel to the US for up to 90 days.

New York City Information

New York has a rich history and is filled with things to see and do. Its restaurants provide cuisines from all over the world. The Empire State Building has an observation deck that allows you to view a great deal of the city. Chinatown is a popular stop in New York, as are trips to Times Square, Central Park and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The city has numerous high-end stores for shopping as well as the famous department stores, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. You could also catch a show on Broadway during your stay. There are also world-class art galleries such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco to New York City Last modified: Sep 21, 2018 1:10 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to New York City. United & JetBlue frequently offer the best deals to New York City flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
SFONYC
Tue 10/16
1 stop
NYCSFO
Wed 10/24
1 stop
$214
JetBlue
SFONYC
Mon 12/3
nonstop
NYCSFO
Fri 12/7
nonstop
$229
American
SFONYC
Tue 10/30
1 stop
NYCSFO
Sat 11/3
1 stop
$243
Alaska
SFONYC
Sat 10/13
nonstop
NYCSFO
Tue 10/16
nonstop
$253
Sun Country
SFONYC
Tue 10/16
1 stop
NYCSFO
Tue 10/23
1 stop
$340
AeroMexico
SFONYC
Sun 12/2
2 stops
NYCSFO
Sun 12/9
2 stops
$1,960

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to New York City? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to New York City, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $227.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to New York City?

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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco to New York City 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 New York City? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $348 $333
7-14 days $310 $277
14-21 days $258 $241
21-30 days $253 $214
30-60 days $253 $214
60-90 days $229 $242
90+ days $229 $242

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to New York City Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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 New York City is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$218$214$214$231$236$236$236

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to New York City by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 New York City flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco New York City Alaska 9/29/18 10/19/18 1 $324
October San Francisco New York City United 10/16/18 10/24/18 1 $214
November San Francisco New York City United 11/1/18 11/14/18 1 $231
December San Francisco New York City JetBlue 12/3/18 12/7/18 0 $229
January San Francisco New York City JetBlue 1/31/19 2/3/19 0 $229
February San Francisco New York City JetBlue 2/1/19 2/3/19 0 $229
March San Francisco New York City JetBlue 3/6/19 3/13/19 0 $240
April San Francisco New York City American 4/2/19 4/9/19 0 $253

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to New York City Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$394
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$394 $277
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$277 $253
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$253 $236
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$236 $253
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$253

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to New York City Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 New York City is $256.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to New York City is $261.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to New York City - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 06:30 22:19
Alaska 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 09:05 23:18
JetBlue 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 07:00 23:58
Major Airlines 8 7 7 8 8 4 8 06:15 22:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to New York City Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 New York City. 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 New York City is $128.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to New York City is $247.

San Francisco to New York City Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to New York City?
Answer: The average San Francisco to New York City flight time is 5 hours and 37 minutes.
Question: How far is New York City from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to New York City is 2,579 miles (4,150 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to New York City?
Answer: There are 150 direct flights from San Francisco to New York City.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to New York City?
Answer: Major Airlines provides 33% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and New York City.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to New York City?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in San Francisco flying to New York City Last modified: Sep 21, 2018 1:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 1,221Number of itineraries searched: 12,419,182

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to New York City? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to New York City. 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 New York City
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
JetBlue -
Major Airlines -
United -
Interjet CUN
American DFW
American PHX
American CLT
American MIA
Air Canada YYZ
Alaska SEA
Alaska PDX
Alaska LAX
Alaska SAN
JetBlue LGB
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
Copa PTY
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines LAX
Major Airlines CVG
Aer Lingus DUB
Frontier DEN
Hawaiian HNL
Sun Country MSP
United ATL
United AUS
United BNA
United BOS

San Francisco to New York City Airports

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