Flights from New York to San Francisco

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from New York to San Francisco

Tip: book 2 months before departure
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67 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Friday.

Useful information about the flight from New York to San Francisco

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 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.

Flight information: New York - San Francisco

Roundtrip from $195.87
Flight duration min. 06:16 / max. 09:25
Return flight duration min. 04:59/ max. 08:22
Distance 4137 km
Flights per week 291
Departure airport New York (JFK, EWR, LGA) (NYC)
Arrival airport San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
Destination country United States