Cheap flights from New York to San Francisco

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Flight information for New York to San Francisco
(NYC to SFO)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from New York to San Francisco
Best Price Found$217The best flight deal from New York to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $217
Fastest flight time5h 51mThe fastest flight from New York to San Francisco takes 5h 51m
Direct flightsMon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from New York to San Francisco on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Lufthansa and Azul.
Airports in San Francisco1 airportThere is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from New York to San Francisco

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to San Francisco?

January

The cheapest time of year to fly to San Francisco from New York is January. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart New York for San Francisco?

Thursday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Thursday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to San Francisco?

at noon

New York to San Francisco flights are approximately 25% more expensive in the afternoon than at noon

What is the cheapest airline that flies to San Francisco from New York?

Frontier

Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and Major Airline are the most popular carriers operating from New York to San Francisco

What is the cheapest New York to San Francisco flight route?

New York LaGuardia - San Francisco

Fly from New York LaGuardia to San Francisco for the best New York - San Francisco flight prices

How far in advance should you book New York to San Francisco flights?

60 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from New York to San Francisco is approximately 60 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from New York to San Francisco

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from New York to San Francisco by changing tabs
JetBlue
Oct 27
JFK3:55 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 21m
SFO10:16 amSan Francisco
Oct 27
SFO10:15 amSan Francisco
5h 37m
JFK3:52 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 22
JFK3:55 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 21m
SFO10:16 amSan Francisco
Sep 27
SFO4:15 amSan Francisco
5h 44m
JFK9:59 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 13
JFK5:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 20m
SFO11:50 amSan Francisco
Oct 18
SFO3:05 amSan Francisco
5h 45m
JFK8:50 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 27
JFK2:40 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 38m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco
Nov 1
SFO7:01 pmSan Francisco
5h 29m
JFK12:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 9
JFK2:40 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 38m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco
Oct 13
SFO10:15 amSan Francisco
5h 37m
JFK3:52 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 9
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 43m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco
Sep 16
SFO10:15 amSan Francisco
5h 37m
JFK3:52 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from New York to San Francisco

If you're looking for one-way flights from New York to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines and Frontier
Alaska Airlines
Oct 13
JFK2:40 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 38m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Oct 6
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 43m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Sep 10
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 43m
SFO9:18 pmSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from New York to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from New York to San Francisco with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Frontier
PriceFrom $102
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.0
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.7

Crew

4.9

Entertainment

5.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: The wonderful crews and the comfortable seat

Cons: Snack and drink

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $116
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Delayed flight no reasons seems like American Airlines don’t know what to do in these situations

Cons: I believe this airlines should have figured the answer to this question by now.

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.5

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.9

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: Quick boarding. Inexpensive ticket. Direct flight.

Cons: Crew walked thru cabin at least 5 times collecting garbage, but could not hand out sealed snack or sealed water. People sat should-to-shoulder - No buffer space, but asked to leave the plane with 6 foot intervals???? This airline picks and chooses their Covid precautions. Quick and inexpensive flight, if you don’t mind the rest.

1 / 3
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.7

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

Pros: The comfort of the plane was great! Lots of room and very comfortable seating.

Cons: I found some members of staff to be a bit rude. When other passengers asked questions or did something wrong (that was a minor issue), one of the staff members in particular talked down to them and treated them like they were stupid.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything! From ticketing agent to all the crew on our flight back were awesome. Thank you!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $123
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Cons: Wouldn't let us on the flight when there was plenty of time to get there. Manager was arrogant and slow - didn't care. Poor policies at that airport.

1 / 10
JetBlue
PriceFrom $124
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.1
7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Cons: Boarding at a tourist location is tough but cabin space is prestigious nowadays. Passengers need to be given clear guidance for carry-on baggage since it delays the onboarding process.

1 / 10
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $142
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.5
6.8

Boarding

6.1

Comfort

7.2

Crew

5.5

Entertainment

5.6

Food

Reviews

Cons: Too many of the passengers were out of control

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from New York to San Francisco offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from New York to San Francisco are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta.

  • How far is New York to San Francisco by plane?

    San Francisco is 2563.5 mi away from New York. By plane, this route typically takes 6h 00m.


Can I fly to San Francisco from New York right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from New York need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to New York from San Francisco?

Returning to New York from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

If you are planning to travel to San Francisco at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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