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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
£422
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£235
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to New York

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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 £235 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 26 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*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 20m, covering a distance of 2568 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York?
There are 2,516 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York per week, averaging 384 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 (£152), JetBlue (£159) and Virgin America (£159).
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?
Alaska Airlines (30 times daily), United (27 times daily), Virgin America (26 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£152
only
£152
Destination
New York
£152
only
£152
£159
only
£159
Tue, 30 Jan
SFO
LGA
19h 08m
Sat, 24 Feb
LGA
SFO
8h 01m
£152
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 6 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, 7 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

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 5.3

Three hour delay

Tue, 20 Mar
SFO
JFK
5h 48m
Wed, 21 Mar
JFK
SFO
6h 33m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Plane was very dirty

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Quick mostly empty flights are always pretty nice.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

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!

SFO
JFK
OK 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

Tue, 5 Jun
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, 13 Jun
JFK
SFO
6h 29m
£163
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

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

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

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

The service was fine. I slept the entire flight.

I was not impress with the breakfast since I do not eat yogurt. It is a good thing i am not a breafast eater normally because I would have been hungry.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight entertainment and seats were comfortable. They gave us complimentary lunch as well, which was super helpful. I will be flying again to NYC with Delta :)

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Comfort and boarding

Delay and food

Tue, 30 Jan
SFO
LGA
13h 08m
Tue, 20 Feb
LGA
SFO
9h 12m
£155
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 20 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, 21 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

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 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

Mon, 12 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Tue, 13 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 47m
£162
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Loved the lighting! Just a wonderfully different vibe.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Except we were provided with very little to drink during a transcontinental trip. I suppose I could have rung for the flight staff, but I'm used to drinks that are more plentiful or served more than once at the beginning of the flight.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Plane was very dirty

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Quick mostly empty flights are always pretty nice.

Wed, 6 Jun
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, 13 Jun
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£163
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Due to strong tailwinds, the flight arrived nearly an hour earlier.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.8

Entertainment. Large overhead compartments. Clean.

The temperature in the plane was too hot and made for a very uncomfortable flight. The individual air conditioner spewed out hot air. My kids and I took off as much clothing as possible and still remained hot. We were putting ice on our wrist to try to cool down! I sat with my hand against the window to capture some cool air. We were in Row 37. I am not sure if we were in a hot seat or if the other passengers experienced the same.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

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

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

Tue, 27 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 31m
Wed, 28 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 34m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Crew was very hospitable

The headphone jack wasn’t working properly, sound was muffled and fuzzy. Couldn’t enjoy any entertainment provided. The flight was full so I couldn’t ask for another seat either.

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 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

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

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Too hot and stuffy.

Sat, 3 Mar
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Sat, 10 Mar
JFK
SFO
7h 06m
£159
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Tue, 27 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 47m
£162
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

All the staff went out of their way to be cheerful and helpful. Great selection of movies

No real negatives, just the typical economy experience

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 8.6

Quick mostly empty flights are always pretty nice.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Plane was very dirty

Tue, 13 Mar
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Wed, 14 Mar
JFK
SFO
6h 43m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

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

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

It was a comfortable flight Service was good.

It started boarding late It also took e very long time to board The food service was not offered during the drink offer When they came back to take order most of the food options were gone This also happened on my out going flight

Mon, 30 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, 16 May
JFK
SFO
6h 30m
£159
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 7 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 23m
Wed, 28 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 44m
£163
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.3

I liked the movie selection, both new and classic. Th

The temperature was too high.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Except we were provided with very little to drink during a transcontinental trip. I suppose I could have rung for the flight staff, but I'm used to drinks that are more plentiful or served more than once at the beginning of the flight.

Tue, 10 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Wed, 11 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 43m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Courteous an professional flight team. Comfortable seats.

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
Good 7.6

Crew was very hospitable

The headphone jack wasn’t working properly, sound was muffled and fuzzy. Couldn’t enjoy any entertainment provided. The flight was full so I couldn’t ask for another seat either.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Whole experience is nerve racking

Do not sell this ticket to anyone. Bags are lost. Still locating luggage. Crew at SFO of jet blue told me bags are checked all the way to Madrid and guess what no. They are still in NY and still trying to locate. Every one is finger pointing at each other and denying responsibility and I am getting penalized. Big MESS

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

Tue, 10 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Thu, 19 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 42m
£162
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 6 Mar
SFO
JFK
5h 24m
Sat, 24 Mar
JFK
SFO
6h 41m
£163
Trip: 18 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
OK 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.3

I liked the movie selection, both new and classic. Th

The temperature was too high.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Plane was very dirty

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Except we were provided with very little to drink during a transcontinental trip. I suppose I could have rung for the flight staff, but I'm used to drinks that are more plentiful or served more than once at the beginning of the flight.

Tue, 10 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Wed, 11 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 43m
£159
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Courteous an professional flight team. Comfortable seats.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

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

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Too hot and stuffy.

Wed, 11 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Thu, 19 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 42m
£162
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 7 Mar
SFO
JFK
5h 23m
Sat, 24 Mar
JFK
SFO
6h 41m
£163
Trip: 17 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 489 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Loved the lighting! Just a wonderfully different vibe.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Plane was very dirty

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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