Practical tips for booking a flight from Washington DC to San Francisco

A flight during the week or on the weekend – you decide when you travel from Washington DC to San Francisco. By taking a look at our database, one can see that the lowest ticket prices for flights start at $124. Flights on Wednesdays can cost up to 35 % less than flights on any other day of the week. Virgin America is chosen 47 % of the time by idealo customers, making it the most frequently used airline for this connection.

Get to your destination faster with direct flights from Washington DC to San Francisco

Direct flights often provide speed, comfort and convenience. Without a stopover during your journey, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxing flight. Find one every day with either United Airlines or Virgin America. US Airways offers the cheapest prices for direct flights starting at $124.

Flying with stopovers – the best value for your money

Compared to direct flights, flights with stopovers are up to $72 cheaper. Ticket prices for flights with stopovers start at $124, but if you're more interested in direct flights you can find tickets for $196. Only 20 % of idealo users choose stopover flights, while 55 % choose direct flights. Concerning stopover connections users choose stops in Dallas or Charlotte most often. With a flight duration of 7 hours and 44 minutes, flights that land in Charlotte are the fastest connections with a stopover. This flight takes only 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than a direct flight. Whether you want to fly in July or another month, here at idealo we can find the best deal for you.

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Flight details Washington DC - San Francisco
  • Flight duration: min. 05:47 / max. 07:28
  • Distance: 3887 km
  • Flights per week: 74
  • Return flight duration: min. 04:42 / max. 06:17