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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
14%
expected price decrease
High season:
November
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
£465
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£266
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to New York

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 25 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 9% 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 Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to New York take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 26m, covering a distance of 2568 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York?
There are 2,266 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York per week, averaging 337 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (£177), Virgin America (£184) and Sun Country Air (£185).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and New York?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York?
United (33 times daily), Air New Zealand (29 times daily), JetBlue (20 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?
For San Francisco to New York, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£177
only
£177
Destination
New York
£177
only
£177
£184
only
£184
Wed, 11 Oct
SFO
LGA
8h 36m
Tue, 31 Oct
LGA
SFO
10h 18m
£177
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 18 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 39m
Tue, 24 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 24m
£184
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 437 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Delayed>1hr

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

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

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

It was my first time flying virgin. Right off the bat once you enter the cabin, you see the pink lights, you see friendly flight attendants. Plane was on time.

I wish the food/snacks which were offered for free were a bit more diverse. Though you could pay for more food and drinks but the free food and drinks left me wanting more.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Food options can be better for vegetarians

Limited global TV choices

Tue, 10 Oct
SFO
JFK
13h 58m
Fri, 13 Oct
JFK
SFO
12h 45m
£185
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6769 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
DEN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, punctual

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly professional crew. Quick boarding. I did not have any food or entertainment.we

We had to wait for fuel, but that couldn't be helped.

MSP
SAN
Good 7.0

No snacks

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Crew friendly, helpful, efficient. Seats more spacious and leg room compared to newer planes.

Age of plane evident in take off and landing in terms of rattling noise and screeching of landing gear coming up and going down.

JFK
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing it was a horrible experience, Sun Country would not take any of the passengers calls and we were not told why the flight was our five hours late. The flight crew at JFK was pleasant but they seem to be very nervous and withholding information about why the flight was late and they never actually explained to the passengers why the flight was late.

They did not offer us any explanation nor did they give us any credits there was a very minor apology from the pilot somewhat blaming the crew at JFK which is not fair. I've never experienced service like this from Suncountry airline before and I will definitely think twice before booking a flight with them again .

Sat, 14 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 37m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 44m
£190
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Ever since the partnership with Amazon, JetBlue has offered a superior selection of inflight entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I liked the plane size

Seats were not comfortable one didn't even recline

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 10.0

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

SFO
JFK
Good 6.8

Crew was polite. Nice variety of movies.

Apple juice cans are way too small for a good drink. I sat near a very smelly dog that was left unattended to wander down the aisle when its owner left it in his seat.

Tue, 17 Oct
SFO
LGA
9h 19m
Tue, 31 Oct
LGA
SFO
10h 18m
£177
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 20 Oct
SFO
JFK
7h 30m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
£186
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6769 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
JFK
MSP
Good 6.6

I liked that no one was a jerk to us. We had a miserable experience with United on our other leg. I liked that we were allowed to bring on a carry-on and a personal item (always have been allowed to do this and was charged by united to be forced to check my bag which was mind-blowing to me). I asked one of the flight attendants for some water right when we boarded and she was so sweet she couldn't get us a bottle but she brought us a glass and made sure we were ok.

I just wish airlines in general would still give you a reasonable amount of space to sit in. Sun country is no worse than any other airline but I'll be damned if it isn't impossible to take a nap, and my girlfriend can't event sit with her legs straight in front of her. I'd call it inhumane if we weren't voluntarily choosing air-travel. I also really miss free food on airplanes. And what's with only accepting two kinds of credit cards?

DEN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, punctual

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Sun Country Airlines 1. Nice and helpful crew

Sun Country Airlines 1. Crammed like sardines

SFO
MSP
Good 6.3

Staff, easy boarding.

Uncomfortable seats

PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Overall, flight was on time, crew was pleasant

Extremely warm before we took off

Wed, 11 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 39m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 19m
£190
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 437 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
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The seats and atmosphere were very comfortable, clean, and inviting compared to other airlines I've flown recently. I *loved* the selection of free movies available and that they provided earbuds to people who didn't have them. That alone is worth 10 stars in my book and is a reason that I will choose Virgin again next time--don't change that policy! Excellent customer service at the gate and in delivering the drinks that we could order from our seats.

The food still leaves something to be desired in my opinion, tiny little snack packs for $8 is not that satisfying.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Efficient and on time!

Seats too cramped.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The crew went above and beyond to assist and make our flight as comfortable as possible (daniel the flight attendant was very helpful!). The free movies was definitely a plus.

Wed, 18 Oct
SFO
LGA
8h 25m
Tue, 31 Oct
LGA
SFO
10h 18m
£178
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 14 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 37m
Sat, 28 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 44m
£197
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Everything from booking to exiting the plane is top notch.

I believe the first checked bag should be free to all.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

International terminal for domestic flight.. too hour circlinnjgn sfo to find it.,., then luggage at different carasol thhan announced.. and taxi a mile away of walking ... thank God I am not handicapped

SFO
JFK
OK 4.6

Legroom

Schedule delay by more than 2 hours

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.

Tue, 17 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 24m
£190
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 437 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Efficient and on time!

Seats too cramped.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable chairs that reclined a decent amount

Not many movie or tv options

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Most airlines have increasingly made the flying experience less and less pleasant. I found the boarding process easy, seats comfortable, entertainment enjoyable and price high value.

Reward system is confusing with the merger

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Delayed>1hr

Fri, 6 Oct
SFO
JFK
7h 30m
Fri, 13 Oct
JFK
SFO
12h 45m
£195
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6769 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Overall, flight was on time, crew was pleasant

Extremely warm before we took off

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Crew friendly, helpful, efficient. Seats more spacious and leg room compared to newer planes.

Age of plane evident in take off and landing in terms of rattling noise and screeching of landing gear coming up and going down.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly professional crew. Quick boarding. I did not have any food or entertainment.we

We had to wait for fuel, but that couldn't be helped.

JFK
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing it was a horrible experience, Sun Country would not take any of the passengers calls and we were not told why the flight was our five hours late. The flight crew at JFK was pleasant but they seem to be very nervous and withholding information about why the flight was late and they never actually explained to the passengers why the flight was late.

They did not offer us any explanation nor did they give us any credits there was a very minor apology from the pilot somewhat blaming the crew at JFK which is not fair. I've never experienced service like this from Suncountry airline before and I will definitely think twice before booking a flight with them again .

MSP
SAN
Good 7.0

No snacks

Wed, 25 Oct
SFO
LGA
8h 25m
Tue, 31 Oct
LGA
SFO
10h 18m
£178
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 19 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 35m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 44m
£197
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
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
OK 5.3

International terminal for domestic flight.. too hour circlinnjgn sfo to find it.,., then luggage at different carasol thhan announced.. and taxi a mile away of walking ... thank God I am not handicapped

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 10.0

Everything from booking to exiting the plane is top notch.

I believe the first checked bag should be free to all.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Ever since the partnership with Amazon, JetBlue has offered a superior selection of inflight entertainment.

Wed, 18 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 19m
£190
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 437 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Most airlines have increasingly made the flying experience less and less pleasant. I found the boarding process easy, seats comfortable, entertainment enjoyable and price high value.

Reward system is confusing with the merger

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The crew went above and beyond to assist and make our flight as comfortable as possible (daniel the flight attendant was very helpful!). The free movies was definitely a plus.

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

Food options can be better for vegetarians

Limited global TV choices

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The seats and atmosphere were very comfortable, clean, and inviting compared to other airlines I've flown recently. I *loved* the selection of free movies available and that they provided earbuds to people who didn't have them. That alone is worth 10 stars in my book and is a reason that I will choose Virgin again next time--don't change that policy! Excellent customer service at the gate and in delivering the drinks that we could order from our seats.

The food still leaves something to be desired in my opinion, tiny little snack packs for $8 is not that satisfying.

Tue, 10 Oct
SFO
JFK
7h 30m
Tue, 17 Oct
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
£195
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6769 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
SFO
MSP
Good 6.3

Staff, easy boarding.

Uncomfortable seats

JFK
MSP
Good 6.6

I liked that no one was a jerk to us. We had a miserable experience with United on our other leg. I liked that we were allowed to bring on a carry-on and a personal item (always have been allowed to do this and was charged by united to be forced to check my bag which was mind-blowing to me). I asked one of the flight attendants for some water right when we boarded and she was so sweet she couldn't get us a bottle but she brought us a glass and made sure we were ok.

I just wish airlines in general would still give you a reasonable amount of space to sit in. Sun country is no worse than any other airline but I'll be damned if it isn't impossible to take a nap, and my girlfriend can't event sit with her legs straight in front of her. I'd call it inhumane if we weren't voluntarily choosing air-travel. I also really miss free food on airplanes. And what's with only accepting two kinds of credit cards?

DEN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, punctual

LAX
MSP
OK 4.6

This flight was inexpensive and the layover was very easy. Didn't have to pay to carry on luggage like other cheap options.

No entertainment except movies to rent through flight attendant. Seats were uncomfortable. Airline is in the worst terminals with terrible food options.

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Crew friendly, helpful, efficient. Seats more spacious and leg room compared to newer planes.

Age of plane evident in take off and landing in terms of rattling noise and screeching of landing gear coming up and going down.

Sun, 22 Oct
SFO
LGA
18h 05m
Mon, 30 Oct
LGA
SFO
22h 12m
£179
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 24 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 34m
Sat, 11 Nov
JFK
SFO
6h 57m
£197
Trip: 19 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

It was comfortable and had a lot of space in the airplane

That I had to pay for the blanket in flight. They used to be free.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I liked the plane size

Seats were not comfortable one didn't even recline

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

The crew woke me up several Times during my international flight. The cabin lights were on the whole time even though it was the middle of the night and everyone was trying to sleep.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

International terminal for domestic flight.. too hour circlinnjgn sfo to find it.,., then luggage at different carasol thhan announced.. and taxi a mile away of walking ... thank God I am not handicapped

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Everything from booking to exiting the plane is top notch.

I believe the first checked bag should be free to all.

Sat, 21 Oct
SFO
JFK
5h 39m
Wed, 25 Oct
JFK
SFO
6h 24m
£190
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 437 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
OK 5.3

Delayed>1hr

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

It was my first time flying virgin. Right off the bat once you enter the cabin, you see the pink lights, you see friendly flight attendants. Plane was on time.

I wish the food/snacks which were offered for free were a bit more diverse. Though you could pay for more food and drinks but the free food and drinks left me wanting more.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

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

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The seats and atmosphere were very comfortable, clean, and inviting compared to other airlines I've flown recently. I *loved* the selection of free movies available and that they provided earbuds to people who didn't have them. That alone is worth 10 stars in my book and is a reason that I will choose Virgin again next time--don't change that policy! Excellent customer service at the gate and in delivering the drinks that we could order from our seats.

The food still leaves something to be desired in my opinion, tiny little snack packs for $8 is not that satisfying.

Wed, 11 Oct
SFO
JFK
7h 30m
Fri, 20 Oct
JFK
SFO
12h 45m
£195
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6769 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly professional crew. Quick boarding. I did not have any food or entertainment.we

We had to wait for fuel, but that couldn't be helped.

JFK
MSP
Good 6.6

I liked that no one was a jerk to us. We had a miserable experience with United on our other leg. I liked that we were allowed to bring on a carry-on and a personal item (always have been allowed to do this and was charged by united to be forced to check my bag which was mind-blowing to me). I asked one of the flight attendants for some water right when we boarded and she was so sweet she couldn't get us a bottle but she brought us a glass and made sure we were ok.

I just wish airlines in general would still give you a reasonable amount of space to sit in. Sun country is no worse than any other airline but I'll be damned if it isn't impossible to take a nap, and my girlfriend can't event sit with her legs straight in front of her. I'd call it inhumane if we weren't voluntarily choosing air-travel. I also really miss free food on airplanes. And what's with only accepting two kinds of credit cards?

MSP
SAN
Good 7.0

No snacks

MSP
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

This was the worst flight I've ever taken. It was over a 4 hour delay...

DEN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, punctual

Tue, 24 Oct
SFO
LGA
7h 54m
Thu, 26 Oct
LGA
SFO
15h 20m
£179
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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