Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
45 % of flights booked on the route from New York to San Francisco are booked with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
Alaska Airlines
22 %
United Airlines
16 %
JetBlue Airways
7 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 5 months before travel. Save up to 50 %.
163 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are $18.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
06h 23min
09h 18min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 62 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Direct flights
06h 23min, from $253
62 %
1 stopover Los Angeles International Airport, CA
08h 30min, from $355
11 %
1 stopover Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport, OH
07h 27min, from $277
6 %
Round trip from $253.00
The price of a ticket for a flight on 08/25/2019 returning on 08/27/2019 is currently $253.00.


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.


Destination San Fransisco

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.