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

Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
43 % of flights booked on the route from New York to San Francisco are booked with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta.
Alaska Airlines
21 %
United Airlines
12 %
Delta
10 %
Tip: book 7 weeks before departure
If booked 7 weeks before travel, flights cost only $178.00.
49 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average $ 4.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
06h 38min
10h 58min
16h 57min
$260
$264
$360
The favorite connection is non-stop
61 % of all bookings on the route New York to San Francisco are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
06h 38min, from $260
61 %
1 stopover Los Angeles International Airport, CA
15h 34min, from $370
12 %
1 stopover Boston Logan International Airport, MA
11h 32min, from $353
7 %

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 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.

Flight details New York - San Francisco
  • Flight duration: min. 06:16 / max. 09:25
  • Distance: 4137 km
  • Flights per week: 291
  • Return flight duration: min. 04:59 / max. 08:22