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San Francisco to New York flight information

Avg. flight duration 6h 04m
Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £183
Distance 2,568 miles
Airlines Major Airline, Alaska Airlines, Delta

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average price:
£195
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£140
or less (return)

When to book flights from San Francisco to New York

Average price per month
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 £139 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 19% 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?
The average direct flight takes 5h 22m, covering a distance of 2568 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York?
There are 2,567 (direct) flights between San Francisco and New York per week, averaging 366 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 Alaska Airlines (£215) and Delta (£384)
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York?
Air New Zealand (36 times daily), United Airlines (33 times daily), Delta (22 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 Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to New York?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl.
How does KAYAK find such low flight prices?
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How can Hacker Fares save me money?
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets on different airlines when it can save you money over a traditional return ticket.
Does KAYAK query more flight providers than competitors?
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How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
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Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£183
only
£183
Destination
New York
£218
only
£218
£208
only
£208
Newark
£183
only
£183
Wed, 11 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 22m
Mon, 16 Mar
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 15m
£183
Trip: 6 days
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 27 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 35m
Tue, 31 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 45m
£215
Trip: 5 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed 1 hour and 43 minutes. Unacceptable.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.6

Cons: No seat assigned at check in. I got the window seat on the last row, right next to toilet and not reclining. :( No entertainment system on such a long flight unless you rent a tablet from them

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros:

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.6

Cons: first class seats were not that comfortable and would not recommend taking this flight as a red eye

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was friendly and fun. Seats were roomy with plenty of leg room.

Cons: No soap in bathroom stall. Told crew who tried to correct it but it was broken. Boo...

Sun, 3 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
7h 54m
Sun, 10 May
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
8h 15m
£384
Trip: 8 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
DTW
ICN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Better space. Better service. Terrible directions

SDF
LGA
Excellent 9.2

Cons: Seats are tight

SEA
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: It was fabulous as always! Thank you. I love Delta!

BOS
LGA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Well organized and easy to check in.

Cons: No

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.

Wed, 11 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 32m
Mon, 16 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 49m
£208
Trip: 6 days
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 3 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 52m
Sun, 10 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 21m
£222
Trip: 8 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing to like

Cons: Joke airline. Broken seats. Zero service.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.4

Cons: The flight was late and we missed all connections.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast flight

Cons: Too warm. Screen wouldn’t shut off so we could sleep

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment selection was really great. A large number of excellent movies

Cons: Seats felt even more narrow than I am used to, and area under seat seemed smaller. Could barely fit my backpack underneath.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was superb! The airline I prefer did a great job! The seats, the food selections, the staff - everything!

Cons: Nothing. Everything was just perfect!

Wed, 11 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
7h 59m
Mon, 16 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
8h 35m
£218
Trip: 6 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 26 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 25m
Sat, 30 May
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 23m
£234
Trip: 5 days
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 18 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 49m
Fri, 22 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 30m
£273
Trip: 5 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Back of seat televisions.

JFK
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The gate and crew teams were great!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free movies, clean seats, friendly staff

Cons: Nothing

LAX
JFK
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: Freezing in biz class and NO extra blankets. Existing ones too short. No nibbles service either. Pathetic.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment selection was really great. A large number of excellent movies

Cons: Seats felt even more narrow than I am used to, and area under seat seemed smaller. Could barely fit my backpack underneath.

Fri, 27 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 37m
Tue, 31 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
6h 49m
£268
Trip: 5 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 26 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 45m
Sat, 30 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
10h 10m
£298
Trip: 5 days
Based on 0 reviews
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