Flying from Boston to San Francisco
Finding cheap flights from Boston to San Francisco has never been easier with help from Orbitz.com. Use the service to help plan a trip worth remembering. During your San Francisco travels, see the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, take a ride on a trolley and enjoy some of the finest dining in the United States.
Flying out of Boston
Boston's Logan Airport is easily accessed by subway, bus, ferry, shuttle or taxi. A subway ride from downtown costs an affordable $2.50, while a taxi ride ranges from$25 to $45. Shared shuttles can cost $25 and up. Airport parking costs $18 per day for economy and $27 a day for regular parking.
Logan Airport is serviced by 68 airlines flying all over the world. These include major airlines such as United, TAM and Lufthansa, and notable bargain fliers like JetBlue and AirTran. Travelers will find dozens of restaurants and shops at the airport, from food service counters like Burrito Elito to traditional sit-down dining selections like the Vineyard Grill.
Visitors to Logan Airport can also spend time playing at Kidports-designated children's play areas found in each terminal-and viewing airport art installations. Guests are also encouraged to visit The Place of Remembrance, a 2.5-acre memorial to the flights lost on 9/11.
Flying into San Francisco
Upon arrival at the San Francisco International Airport, passengers can rent a car at one of nine companies: Fox, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar and National. You can also take the BART rapid rail or SamTrans public bus system into the city. Taxis running from the airport to downtown cost approximately $37.
Seeing the Sights in San Fran
Tourists come to San Franciscoto enjoy the rich culture and history of the area. Known for fine dining, artwork and architecture, the city is home to many famous museums and galleries. It also has one of the most mesmerizing bits of architecture found in the US: the Golden Gate Bridge. In the San Francisco Bay lies Alcatraz, the infamous prison that tourists now visit regularly by boat.
The weather in San Francisco is moderate throughout the year, with summer highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit and lows in the mid-60s. Winter temps range between the mid-40s and 60s. Fog is a common occurrence in San Francisco, as is light rain. Evening temperatures are almost always chilly.
One of the most famous ways for getting around the city-the trolley-has such limited routes and availability that it may take quite a while to catch a ride. Taking advantage of other public transportation options can be a quick and affordable way to get to know the area. However, with your own wheels you can explore the best of the Golden Gate Bridge, and its associated park, without wearing yourself out. The wharfs are also more conveniently accessedwith a rental car.
Wrapping up Your Trip
With the help of Orbitz.com, you can find affordable flights from Boston to San Francisco, as well as budget options for lodging, dining and entertainment. Visit the finest restaurants in the area at a discount, and get great deals on all the top tourist attractions. The money you save will help you see more of this culturally rich West Coast destination.
- 17 direct flights are operating from Boston to San Francisco today.
- Today's average time for a direct flight is 6h 42m.
- United Airlines flight 433 (6:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Boston to San Francisco.
- China Southern Airlines flight 1955 (6:55 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from Boston to San Francisco.
- Today's shortest direct flight from Boston to San Francisco (Alaska Airlines flight 1353, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 6h 25m.
- Today's longest direct flight from Boston to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 433, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 7h 3m.
- Flights from Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) are available for this route.
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