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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
16%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
£480
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£276
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl was found, on average, 24 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 12% cheaper 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 San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 26m, covering a distance of 2580 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
There are 1,912 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl per week, averaging 274 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin America (£194), JetBlue (£194) and Multiple Airlines (£194).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
Delta (21 times daily), Virgin America (20 times daily), Alaska Airlines (19 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
For San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£194
only
£194
Destination
New York
£194
only
£194
Wed, 1 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Wed, 15 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 46m
£194
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

No frills, just get you there. In flight entertainment was great!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Not even snacks :(

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

Sat, 13 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 29m
Tue, 23 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 39m
£194
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

Tue, 16 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Sat, 20 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£194
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 6 Nov
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Thu, 23 Nov
JFK
SFO
13h 00m
£199
Trip: 18 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6962 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
DCA
MSP
OK 5.6

Quick boarding

We were in the last row of a 10pm flight and the flight attendants talked and gossiped the entire flight. The entire plane was trying to sleep and they talked and were obnoxiously loud the entire flight.

MSP
PDX
Good 6.6

I reallly liked the comfort. Plenty of room in overheads even though the fight was full. Crew delivered right away and provided good service. Great comfort.

No wi-if and too expensive for the quality of the video players. No healthy food choices.

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Fast boarding. Comfortable flight in the air due to the pilots.

No food. Had to pay for it. Had to pay for entertainment as there were no t.v. s. It was very uncomfortable in the plane as it was very hot...

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Flight was 2:00 hours late, which felt even longer because my in-bound flight on Thursday was 1:30 hours late. They didn't really explain why it was late. They just said "traffic in the NYC area," which could mean anything. I didn't get a ticket until the gate, which I hate. And because the flight was delayed, I never got a ticket until we boarded. The only good thing was they gave me an exit row, which was comfortable and allowed me to get on the plane first. But that was just luck. Probably not flying Sun Country again.

JFK
MSP
Good 6.5

Easy, direct flights, nice attendants.

On the return trip, they called my row 19 last, not sure why. It should have been numerical. They called the first rows and then jumped to the last rows. I had to check my carry on as a result because they didn't have enough space when they actually did have space. There were some overhead bins that did have space.

Sat, 4 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 39m
Sat, 11 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 35m
£194
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

No frills, just get you there. In flight entertainment was great!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Not even snacks :(

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good food and very good ride :-)

Wed, 24 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 37m
Tue, 30 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 42m
£194
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 7 Nov
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Thu, 16 Nov
JFK
SFO
13h 00m
£199
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6962 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PDX
Good 6.6

I reallly liked the comfort. Plenty of room in overheads even though the fight was full. Crew delivered right away and provided good service. Great comfort.

No wi-if and too expensive for the quality of the video players. No healthy food choices.

MSP
LAX
Excellent 9.3

The gal next to us was an employee of sun country and she was extremely nice! Also the front desk people were accommodating

MSP
BOS
Good 7.3

As a normal size person I expect to sit in a modicum of comfort but no- giant weightlifter who’s arms laid on mine the entire flight. Ridiculous.

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Flight was 2:00 hours late, which felt even longer because my in-bound flight on Thursday was 1:30 hours late. They didn't really explain why it was late. They just said "traffic in the NYC area," which could mean anything. I didn't get a ticket until the gate, which I hate. And because the flight was delayed, I never got a ticket until we boarded. The only good thing was they gave me an exit row, which was comfortable and allowed me to get on the plane first. But that was just luck. Probably not flying Sun Country again.

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

I set up a rental through kayak and the rental agency was closed when our flight landed. Kayak should be able to do better.

Fri, 19 Jan
SFO
JFK
11h 09m
Tue, 23 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 40m
£201
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.6

3.5 hour delay because the plane was very late arriving from JFK>SFO due to "weather" which we did not encounter nor could I find mention of at the FAA website or other weather sites. A large group of teens were crowding the boarding gate which delayed us even further and were disruptive so it was difficult to hear cues for boarding. I arrived 4 hours later than scheduled, missing an appointment. At the request of the gate agent, I volunteered for free gate-checked luggage due to a very full flight. My bag was never checked and was delivered 14 hours after I had arrived home. 12:30 AM. Crew of the plane was excellent, and the flight itself was thankfully uneventful.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate.

Crowded

Tue, 7 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 31m
Tue, 14 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 31m
£194
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

at last minute, we just got seats, inconvenient

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

No frills, just get you there. In flight entertainment was great!

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Not even snacks :(

Sat, 4 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 32m
Wed, 8 Nov
JFK
SFO
10h 00m
£194
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 10 Nov
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Wed, 29 Nov
JFK
SFO
8h 25m
£199
Trip: 20 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6962 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PDX
Good 6.6

I reallly liked the comfort. Plenty of room in overheads even though the fight was full. Crew delivered right away and provided good service. Great comfort.

No wi-if and too expensive for the quality of the video players. No healthy food choices.

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Fast boarding. Comfortable flight in the air due to the pilots.

No food. Had to pay for it. Had to pay for entertainment as there were no t.v. s. It was very uncomfortable in the plane as it was very hot...

MSP
JFK
OK 4.8

PLane was 1:30 hour late. They didn't tell us why. Didn't get a ticket until the gate. Got put in the middle aisle in the last row. Seat was very uncomfortable, and I normally never notice that kind of stuff.

JFK
MSP
Good 6.5

Easy, direct flights, nice attendants.

On the return trip, they called my row 19 last, not sure why. It should have been numerical. They called the first rows and then jumped to the last rows. I had to check my carry on as a result because they didn't have enough space when they actually did have space. There were some overhead bins that did have space.

MSP
SEA
Excellent 8.0

The flight was great, getting into Seattle a bit early. Very smooth, and I loved how the cockpit kept us updated on our progress. Snacks available, but we had brought our own bananas, pretzels, and a ginger snap cookie to share. I didn't rent a movie unit, so I had to provide my own entertainment! The seats are tight, but the round trip fare from Minneapolis to Seattle was $180 plus $20 something fees and tax! I call that a great bargain! Thanks Sun Country!

Can't think of a thing.

Thu, 30 Nov
SFO
JFK
11h 02m
Thu, 7 Dec
JFK
SFO
9h 58m
£203
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate.

Crowded

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

My headphones were not working properly because of the jack and they moved me to another seat right away.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.6

3.5 hour delay because the plane was very late arriving from JFK>SFO due to "weather" which we did not encounter nor could I find mention of at the FAA website or other weather sites. A large group of teens were crowding the boarding gate which delayed us even further and were disruptive so it was difficult to hear cues for boarding. I arrived 4 hours later than scheduled, missing an appointment. At the request of the gate agent, I volunteered for free gate-checked luggage due to a very full flight. My bag was never checked and was delivered 14 hours after I had arrived home. 12:30 AM. Crew of the plane was excellent, and the flight itself was thankfully uneventful.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

Wed, 8 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 28m
Wed, 15 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 31m
£194
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Not even snacks :(

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

You walk onto the plane and there is interesting lighting. That coupled with their current marketing/branding makes you think it's going to be a great flight...wrong

The seats are leather, but they haven't been conditioned so they are starting to look old. Then you realize there isn't a charging port in the seat (normal for all other airlines)...then you realize there are only a few decent (semi) movies for free to watch...unless you want to pay more. Then you realize how thirsty you are (because on a 6 hour flight there is only one drink service). Then you realize you're kind of hungry, so you look to see if they are dropping any snacks. A big no there too! Unless again, you want to pay. So I would compare this flight more to Spirit airlines where you know they will charge you extra for everything.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good food and very good ride :-)

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

Wed, 1 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Mon, 13 Nov
JFK
SFO
13h 00m
£196
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 14 Nov
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
£199
Trip: 23 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6962 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
DCA
MSP
OK 5.6

Quick boarding

We were in the last row of a 10pm flight and the flight attendants talked and gossiped the entire flight. The entire plane was trying to sleep and they talked and were obnoxiously loud the entire flight.

MSP
JFK
OK 4.8

PLane was 1:30 hour late. They didn't tell us why. Didn't get a ticket until the gate. Got put in the middle aisle in the last row. Seat was very uncomfortable, and I normally never notice that kind of stuff.

MSP
SEA
Excellent 8.0

The flight was great, getting into Seattle a bit early. Very smooth, and I loved how the cockpit kept us updated on our progress. Snacks available, but we had brought our own bananas, pretzels, and a ginger snap cookie to share. I didn't rent a movie unit, so I had to provide my own entertainment! The seats are tight, but the round trip fare from Minneapolis to Seattle was $180 plus $20 something fees and tax! I call that a great bargain! Thanks Sun Country!

Can't think of a thing.

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Fast boarding. Comfortable flight in the air due to the pilots.

No food. Had to pay for it. Had to pay for entertainment as there were no t.v. s. It was very uncomfortable in the plane as it was very hot...

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

I set up a rental through kayak and the rental agency was closed when our flight landed. Kayak should be able to do better.

Tue, 5 Dec
SFO
JFK
11h 02m
Thu, 7 Dec
JFK
SFO
9h 58m
£203
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

My headphones were not working properly because of the jack and they moved me to another seat right away.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate.

Crowded

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

Wed, 8 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 28m
Wed, 15 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 31m
£194
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

at last minute, we just got seats, inconvenient

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

No frills, just get you there. In flight entertainment was great!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

Sat, 4 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 32m
Mon, 13 Nov
JFK
SFO
18h 10m
£196
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 15 Nov
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Thu, 30 Nov
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
£199
Trip: 16 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6962 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAX
Excellent 9.3

The gal next to us was an employee of sun country and she was extremely nice! Also the front desk people were accommodating

MSP
BOS
Good 7.3

As a normal size person I expect to sit in a modicum of comfort but no- giant weightlifter who’s arms laid on mine the entire flight. Ridiculous.

MSP
JFK
OK 5.6

Fast boarding. Comfortable flight in the air due to the pilots.

No food. Had to pay for it. Had to pay for entertainment as there were no t.v. s. It was very uncomfortable in the plane as it was very hot...

RSW
MSP
Excellent 8.3

The employees were very nice.

First flight was canceled, hotel they put me in was unsafe.

MSP
JFK
OK 4.8

PLane was 1:30 hour late. They didn't tell us why. Didn't get a ticket until the gate. Got put in the middle aisle in the last row. Seat was very uncomfortable, and I normally never notice that kind of stuff.

Sat, 11 Nov
SFO
JFK
5h 29m
Wed, 15 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 35m
£194
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 452 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

No frills, just get you there. In flight entertainment was great!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

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