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New York to San Francisco flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 59m
Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from New York
Flight price £189
Distance 2,568 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Major Airline, JetBlue, American Airlines, Delta

Good to know

Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
£326
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£269
or less (return)

When to book flights from New York to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £269 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to San Francisco was found, on average, 61 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 8% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking New York to San Francisco flights

How long does a flight from New York to San Francisco take?
The average direct flight takes 6h 02m, covering a distance of 2568 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and San Francisco?
There are 2,545 (direct) flights between New York and San Francisco per week, averaging 363 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines (£189), JetBlue (£266) and American Airlines (£350).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and San Francisco?
United Airlines (35 times daily), Air New Zealand (32 times daily), Singapore Airlines (24 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to San Francisco?
For New York to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from New York to San Francisco?
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Book cheap flights from New York to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
£217
only
£217
£291
only
£291
£189
only
£189
Newark
£234
only
£234
Destination
San Francisco
£189
only
£189
Thu, 5 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
7h 01m
Mon, 16 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 31m
£189
Trip: 11 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 80 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The food order concept

Cons: No food, not even snacks, despite the long fligjt

SEA
SAT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding was quick. Crew was friendly and professional.

Cons: No faults. Perfect flight.

LAX
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plenty of legroom.

Cons: Better seat assignments for our family.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Movies

Cons: Bathroom was disgusting, there wasn’t a trash so people threw their hand towels on the floor.

JFK
SFO
Okay 4.3

Cons: This was about as uncomfortable as a Spirit flight. The seats felt like fold out chairs and they didn’t even recline.

Sat, 14 Mar
SWF
New York Stewart
SFO
San Francisco Airport
21h 04m
Tue, 24 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SWF
New York Stewart
21h 37m
£217
Trip: 11 days
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 22 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 25m
Thu, 6 Aug
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 39m
£266
Trip: 16 days
8.2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 202 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Cons: The flight got delayed

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: No food and delayed

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew and ground staff were accomodating.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Smooth flight everything moved pretty timely

Cons: Check in was a little hectic

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: More space than any other economy seat. Free movies.

Cons: I left my new neck pillow by accident. Filed the report same night. Never saw it again.

Thu, 27 Feb
SWF
New York Stewart
SFO
San Francisco Airport
9h 51m
Fri, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SWF
New York Stewart
7h 40m
£350
Trip: 2 days
7.4Good Show reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 43,641 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
HPN
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: service

Cons: offer coffee at least

GUA
DFW
Okay 4.6

Cons: Why do we accept this humiliation from AA, they charge for breading inside the plane, they don't give anything nice to eat or drink, and the tickets are more expensive than others. You know why?, Because we are stupid

DEN
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything was dandy!

YYZ
DCA
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Good crew and service

Cons: Tough landing at DC but it was the wind

SJU
CLT
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Everything was clean and new feeling

Cons: Food on offer was uninspiring.

Wed, 22 Jul
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 02m
Thu, 6 Aug
SFO
San Francisco Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 23m
£234
Trip: 16 days
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 27 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 42m
Fri, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 34m
£306
Trip: 2 days
8.2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 202 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Kindness all around from gate agent who gave us lovely seats even though my husband caught in morass of pre-holiday TSA line to flight attendant who we saw first hand give superlative care to man traveling with 2 children, one of whom had very high medical needs and required lots of accessible supplies. Comfy seats and great communication just seem to go without saying at Jet Blue.

Cons: TSA at JFK was having a rough night

JFK
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: The screen just did work properly. I was unable to use it.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight, early arrival, Nice crew, roomy seats, fun snacks, good movie choices.

Cons: The touch screen on my seat didn’t work, but the side control did, so I could still watch movies.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I hate no text alerts for the final return flights. Again this Sucks big time. They don't care enough about having their passengers well being after a long flight. The people in charged with IT should be fired. If you don't care to provide the same level of service as everyone else you should not be in the business.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Very pleasant crew Fairly comfortable seats (14E/F)

Cons: With delays, of course beverage service was delayed, but why couldn’t snacks be given at the same time as drinks instead of 10 minutes later? Also, there was problem with media system, and in general it seemed more dated than those on Virgin America and others.

Sat, 14 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
8h 35m
Tue, 24 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
7h 33m
£291
Trip: 11 days
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 27 Feb
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
8h 37m
Fri, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
8h 44m
£770
Trip: 2 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 27,893 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
JAX
ATL
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: The crew was forced to stay seated the entire flight. They conversed very loudly the entire flight. It was very disruptive.

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was lovely and friendly, very pleasant to fly with.

Cons: Not a fan that I was seated between 2 men I did not know which made me uncomfortable enough that I couldn't sleep at all during my red eye.

ATL
TLH
Good 6.0

Pros: It got us to Atlanta on time.

RIC
ATL
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew was professional and understanding/empathetic given the circumstances. We were delayed 4 hrs.

Cons: While the weather delay was out of everyone’s control and it was obvious the pilot was doing everything he could to get the pale airborne... i feel their could have been better communication from the ground as to our take off time. They kept changing our time and thus we were trapped on the tarmac for 4 hrs. Had we known, some of us could have gotten off the plane and rerouted so as not to miss our connecting flight. We and others were stuck in Atlanta, had t okay for a hotel....and missed a day of vacation....☹️

MSY
MSP
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Good flight, got home early.

Thu, 27 Feb
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 24m
Fri, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 15m
£337
Trip: 2 days
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 22 Jul
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
8h 07m
Thu, 6 Aug
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
8h 08m
£359
Trip: 16 days
Based on 0 reviews
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