Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines is the most popular airline for flights from New York to San Francisco.
Alaska Airlines
21 %
United Airlines
18 %
American Airlines
6 %
Tip: book 4 months before departure
Our tip: book flights on this route 4 months before departure and save up to 41 %.
135 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are $16.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
06h 25min
08h 21min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Flights from New York to San Francisco are most often booked as a direct flight.
Direct flights
06h 25min, from $252
64 %
1 stopover Los Angeles International Airport, CA
10h 30min, from $305
9 %
1 stopover Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport, OH
07h 27min, from $277
5 %
Round trip from $252.00
The price of a ticket for a flight on 09/28/2019 returning on 10/01/2019 is currently $252.00.


Flights from New York to San Francisco

The giant leap across the country from New York (NYC) to San Francisco (SFO) is a popular flight route among business travelers flying over to close a deal, as well as among pleasure seekers after some Californian recreation. A direct flight will take you around 6 hours, which is not too bad considering it is the entire length of the country - 2905 miles. Airlines offering a non-stop flight are: American, Jetblue, Virgin America, Alaska, United, US airways and Delta.


Cheap flights

There are several airlines offering a low-cost air ticket option so that you can have more to spend on your trip. The three that routinely offer good deals are Delta, Virgin America and Jetblue. For the lowest price, tickets should be booked as far in advance as possible, making sure to avoid weekends and school vacation periods. Don't forget to compare prices online at idealo.com to ensure you are getting the best price.


San Fransisco- after landing

Once you have landed, getting around town is easy and, given that it's San Francisco, often stylish. Passengers can take BART express trains form the airport to northern San Mateo County, or downtown San Fransisco and East Bay. You will find the station near the International Terminal - this can be reached  by taking AirTrain. A generous selection of buses, taxis and shuttles are also available.