Favorite airline: United Airlines
The favorite airline for flights from New York to San Francisco is United Airlines.
United Airlines
14 %
Alaska Airlines
12 %
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 43 %.
157 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are $15.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
06h 29min
08h 34min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 49 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Direct flights
06h 29min, from $259
49 %
1 stopover Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
12h 20min, from $308
12 %
1 stopover Los Angeles International Airport, CA
08h 30min, from $302
10 %
Round trip from $259.00
The best price roundtrip flight is currently available departing on 05/03/2019 and returning on 05/05/2019.


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.