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San Francisco to New York flight information

Avg. flight duration 6h 07m
Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £195
Distance 2,568 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
£214
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£143
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to New York

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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 £143 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 73 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 171% 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 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 15m, covering a distance of 2568 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York?
There are 2,490 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York per week, averaging 370 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 (£195), Delta (£198) and United Airlines (£252).
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York?
United Airlines (31 times daily), Air New Zealand (28 times daily), Alaska Airlines (24 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday 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.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£195
only
£195
Destination
New York
£252
only
£252
£195
only
£195
Newark
£201
only
£201
Thu, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
Sun, 3 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 55m
£195
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
RDM
PDX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Onboard crew were ok but the gate staff were a bit sassy and rude.

Cons: Customers service training for gate agents.

SJC
KOA
OK 4.5

Cons: Flight 4 hours late.

PDX
LAS
Excellent 9.5

Cons: Miss airline meals but realize this was a short flight. Everyone was great.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing to like

Cons: Joke airline. Broken seats. Zero service.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: One of the most turbulent flights I've ever taken. No fault of the airlines....just bad weather all the way to LA...it was awful!

Mon, 4 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 32m
Wed, 6 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 50m
£198
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 76 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service is good. Flight on time.

Cons: Don't like the chicken wrap which is dry and hard.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

Pros: the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK.

Cons: Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4.

PHF
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great early morning flight.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Wifi too expensive

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cheese plate

Cons: TheyCharge me $25 for my bag and I’m at Delta sky Miles older plus the American Express platinum card holder it’s supposed to not be charged

Sun, 14 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
LGA
New York LaGuardia
10h 20m
Wed, 17 Apr
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SFO
San Francisco
9h 56m
£252
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 61,972 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ORD
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was great. The seats, though cramped, were nice to have electronic device holders instead of built in screens.

Cons: The flight was 9 hours and they didn't provide any meals. That's ridiculous. When I fly with any other airline for over 7 hours I've always gotten 1 meal, if not 2. The food for purchase however, was very good. But they should not expect you to pay.

LAX
SMF
Good 7.6

Pros: Fast boarding, friendly staff and on time

Cons: Entertainment is very poor, it was unavailable the entertainment and no WiFi this time

PHL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Delay for 3 hours

SXM
EWR
OK 5.6

Cons: Missed connecting flight by 15 minutes because of mechanical issue with plane. United made the transition as painless as possible but still wanted to sleep in own bed last night!

IAD
CDG
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew was great! And efficient!

Thu, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 15m
Sun, 3 Mar
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 55m
£201
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: One of the most turbulent flights I've ever taken. No fault of the airlines....just bad weather all the way to LA...it was awful!

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Premium seat was nice

Cons: Wish exit row seats reclined

SFO
EWR
OK 5.6

Cons: Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options.

OAK
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: The crew was polite and helpful.

Cons: Choices of food could have been better, including not running out of items on a 5 hour flight.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Delay Part not available

Mon, 4 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 15m
Wed, 6 Mar
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 55m
£216
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They gave me a premium class seat which was not expected or requested! Was super!

OAK
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: The crew was polite and helpful.

Cons: Choices of food could have been better, including not running out of items on a 5 hour flight.

HNL
PDX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great!

Cons: Ran out of some food items. (I should have ordered what I want d when I checked in for my flight.)

SJC
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The crew staff was nice

Cons: First off they were late then when it's time to board they change the gate on us and we had to go across the airport to get to the next gate. Then flight was fine when we landed the flight was smooth. Then we had to wait for another 30 minutes to actually get off the airplane. Not happy at all.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew was great

Cons: Having seats assigned at the gate wasn’t the most efficient

Wed, 27 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 05m
Sun, 3 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SFO
San Francisco
8h 35m
£293
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 61,972 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
AUS
Good 6.0

Pros: Captain kept us updated on everything going on, he made up time and got us to Austin pretty much on time. Staff was friendly. Huge plus was Houston’s terminal updates for United with iPads to order food - made it quick and easy to eat and run!

Cons: Gate was changed and Houston is a huge airport so lots of walking, flight was delayed, no snacks and only room temp water offered, no entertainment provided

SXM
EWR
OK 5.6

Cons: Missed connecting flight by 15 minutes because of mechanical issue with plane. United made the transition as painless as possible but still wanted to sleep in own bed last night!

IAH
AUS
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Departed and arrived on time.

Cons: Legroom was minimal.

BOI
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

RDU
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All was perfect!

Fri, 1 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 28m
Sun, 3 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SFO
San Francisco
8h 57m
£403
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,994 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ATL
PWM
Excellent 8.4

Cons: Plane was way too hot and stuffy, wasn't until about 20 min into flight before started to cool down.

IAD
AMS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Super comfortable seats. Lots of movie options.

Cons: Food was not very good

AMS
NBO
OK 4.3

Pros: Crew was very pleasant

Cons: Old airplane. Everything was worn out and stained. Entertainment system is ancient. Economy seats are so small you can barely get in and out.

YUL
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Zee was our flight attendant and she was absolutely wonderful. Personable, attentive, and she made sure each and every person on the plane was comfortable and happy, going so far as to move solo passengers to empty rows so they could have more space. I wish she could be on every flight I take.

MSP
IAH
OK 5.3

Cons: Old plane, long delay, sketchy WiFi.

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