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Airfares from $49 One Way, $98 Round Trip from New York to San Francisco

Prices starting at $98 for return flights and $49 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To San Francisco from New York

Route Information for Flights from New York to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
2580 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
JAL, Icelandair, Fiji Airways, Delta Air Lines, Air Serbia, Gol, Qantas, Iberia, Singapore Airlines, Gulf Air, American Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Air Europa, Air France, Kenya Airways, Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways, LATAM Airlines, Royal Jordanian, ITA Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival
1:25PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
4:53AM UTC

Fly from New York to San Francisco

Flights from New York to San Francisco take travelers across the country to a large city with a West Coast feel. San Francisco is home to restaurants serving seafood caught every morning, a thriving cultural scene, and numerous historical sites. Find cheaper prices on flights and other travel arrangements through

New York, New York

New York is home to some of the greatest cultural attractions in the world, including an active theater district, museums, and historical monuments. The city is also home to John F. Kennedy International Airport, also known as JFK. Each of the eight terminals boasts different restaurants, including McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Subway, Au Bon Pain, and KFC Express. There are also vending machines on-site if you don't have time to sit down.

Flights to San Francisco are available from JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines. While these flights depart from JFK, you might find flights leaving nearby LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport. There are also some return flights that arrive at these two airports.

Ground transportation to JFK is available by bus, subway, AirTran, taxi, or your personal car. You can park in a long-term lot for $18 per day.

San Francisco, California

If the only things you visit during your trip to the West Coast city of San Francisco are the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, you might miss some great attractions. The various districts, or neighborhoods, that comprise the city offer different experiences, activities, and attractions, giving each visitor a unique view of the city.

Experience San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport has an off-site rental car center, and a shuttle takes travelers from the airport to the center. Renting a car is not for everyone because the city has a number of large hills and the streets are sometimes narrow. The Bay Area Rapid Transit, SamTrans Public Bus Service, and Caltrain Commuter Rail let travelers reach destinations across the city without wasting a lot of money. Other transportation options include shared ride vans and taxis, which start at around $30.

Once you walk out of the airport, you will experience different types of weather depending on the season. September and October see temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop into the 50s. Spring and summer temperatures hit the low to high 60s, making it possible to spend more time outside.

The best way to see San Francisco is to avoid some of the more popular tourist spots. Instead of visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Lombard Street, made famous by the Steve McQueen movie Bullit. The Foreign Cinema shows foreign movies regularly, and it offers outdoor viewing in the summer. Browsing through the shops and dining at the restaurants in Union Square, grabbing breakfast at Dottie's True Blue Café, and stopping by the Noc Noc cocktail bar will let you see the city like a local.

Visit San Francisco Today

Whenever you decide to take your California vacation, you will find that air travel is easy. has low prices and deals available on almost everything you need. You can find flights from New York to San Francisco, discounts on five-star hotels in the city, and a rental car to get you around town.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from New York to San Francisco now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your questions about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when traveling by plane from New York to San Francisco.
Are there non-stop flights from New York to San Francisco?
There are. And better still — you’ve got 5 airlines that cruise directly from JFK to San Francisco Airport to select from. See which one of these leading carriers offers the best fares:

  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines

What is the shortest flight from New York to San Francisco?
The shortest flight from New York to San Francisco is 6 hours and 39 minutes. Grab a refreshment from the drink cart, start your travel journal or listen to that podcast — you’ll have enough time on this medium-haul trip.
What airlines fly from New York to San Francisco most frequently?
These are the carriers offering the most frequent flights from JFK Airport to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO). Reserve a seat with one of the following and see why they are in demand: Delta - (DL) with 147 flights every month JetBlue - (B6) with 112 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 78 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 60 flights every month
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.