Cheap flights from San Francisco to Washington

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Flight information for San Francisco to Washington
(SFO to WAS)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Washington
Best Price Found$232The best flight deal from San Francisco to Washington found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $232
Fastest flight time4h 58mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Washington takes 4h 58m
Direct flightsFri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from San Francisco to Washington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: United Airlines and Air New Zealand.
Airports in Washington2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Washington: Washington Reagan-National (DCA), Washington Dulles Intl (IAD)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Washington

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What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Washington?

August

The cheapest time of year to fly to Washington from San Francisco is August. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Washington?

Wednesday

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

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Washington?

in the afternoon

San Francisco to Washington flights are approximately 13% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon

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

Frontier

American Airlines, Delta, and Frontier are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Washington

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Washington flight route?

San Francisco - Baltimore/Washington

Fly from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington for the best San Francisco - Washington flight prices

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

28 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Washington is approximately 28 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Washington

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 San Francisco to Washington by changing tabs
Frontier
Sep 7
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
7h 56m
1 stop
BWI4:45 amBaltimore/Washington
Sep 15
BWI8:37 amBaltimore/Washington
14h 17m
1 stop
SFO10:54 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 21
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
7h 56m
1 stop
BWI4:45 amBaltimore/Washington
Sep 28
BWI3:45 amBaltimore/Washington
27h 38m
2 stops
SFO7:23 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 13
SFO6:50 pmSan Francisco
20h 46m
2 stops
BWI3:36 pmBaltimore/Washington
Sep 16
BWI3:45 amBaltimore/Washington
15h 10m
2 stops
SFO6:55 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Aug 30
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
13h 02m
1 stop
DCA9:51 amWashington Reagan-National
Sep 7
DCA1:42 pmWashington Reagan-National
20h 15m
1 stop
SFO9:57 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 14
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
7h 56m
1 stop
BWI4:45 amBaltimore/Washington
Sep 21
BWI3:50 pmBaltimore/Washington
21h 52m
2 stops
SFO1:42 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Aug 31
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
7h 58m
1 stop
BWI4:47 amBaltimore/Washington
Sep 8
BWI8:37 amBaltimore/Washington
14h 17m
1 stop
SFO10:54 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Washington

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Washington, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier
Frontier
Aug 24
SFO8:30 amSan Francisco
20h 17m
1 stop
BWI4:47 amBaltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
Sep 13
SFO6:50 pmSan Francisco
20h 46m
2 stops
BWI3:36 pmBaltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
Sep 20
SFO6:50 pmSan Francisco
18h 26m
2 stops
BWI1:16 pmBaltimore/Washington

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Washington

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Washington with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $116
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.3
6.5

Boarding

6.0

Comfort

7.0

Crew

5.3

Entertainment

5.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: Well, it was not very comfortable and we were delayed for an hour. And a crew member was sick.

Cons: Mostly everything.

1 / 10
Frontier
PriceFrom $120
Free Cancellation
Rating
5.9
6.3

Boarding

5.7

Comfort

6.7

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Provide Atleast water. Seats were terribly uncomfortable. No cushion and barely enough leg room to cross your legs.

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $141
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
JetBlue
PriceFrom $154
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.3

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

6.7

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
American Airlines
PriceFrom $156
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
Delta
PriceFrom $178
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
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $178
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 $198
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

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

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from San Francisco to Washington, such as United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier may have put in place flexible cancellation policies. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.

  • How far is San Francisco to Washington by plane?

    A flight from San Francisco to Washington will travel around 2432.6 mi. In terms of flight time, this usually takes a little over 5h 04m.


Can I fly to Washington from San Francisco right now?

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

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

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 Washington.

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

Can I fly back to San Francisco from Washington?

Returning to San Francisco from Washington

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

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

If you are planning to travel to Washington 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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