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Fares from $70 One Way, $146 Round Trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Prices starting at $146 for return flights and $70 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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Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

There certainly are. In fact, there are 3 airlines that will take you nonstop from Philadelphia, PA Airport (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Lock in your ticket with one of these well-known carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco?

The quickest flight time from Philadelphia, PA Airport (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is 5 hours and 57 minutes, which gives you lots of time to enjoy a beverage or get engrossed in a book.

What airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco most frequently?

Take a look at American Airlines (AA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Philadelphia, PA Airport (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). It operates 57 services on this route each month and is a favorite among travelers. United Airlines (UA) will also get you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 26 flights every month between Philadelphia and San Francisco, it's another popular airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeILG
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance2515 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:50AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:50AM UTC

Fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco

Deals on air transportation, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations are waiting to be discovered on Orbitz.com. Orbitz.com works with airlines to find you low-fare flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco, allowing you to stay on budget. The city offers a rich cultural diversity as well as attractions all visitors will enjoy, including Alcatraz, Castro Theatre, and Golden Gate Park.

Philadelphia Airport Information

The Philadelphia International Airport is the primary domestic and international air service provider for Philadelphia. It's located at 8500 Essington Avenue, which is 7 miles from downtown, and hosts United, Delta, Virgin America, American, and Frontier Airlines. All these airlines provide service from Philadelphia to San Francisco.

Transportation to the airport is available by taxi, public transportation, private vehicle, and shuttle. SEPTA, the public rail line, offers a one-way trip to the airport from many stops in the city for $7. Several taxi companies are available to get you from downtown to the airport for the city's regulated rate of $28.50. The economy parking lot offers a daily rate of $11 and is located on Air Departures Road, garage parking is available for $20 per day, and short-term parking is available at hourly rates. If you need a quick snack or a full meal, the airport has many budget-friendly dining options, including Dunkin' Donuts, Philly Soft Pretzels, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, and Jack Duggan's Pub.

San Francisco Information

San Francisco is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California. It was founded in 1776, and rapid expansion occurred during the California Gold Rush in 1849. San Francisco is best known for being foggy and home to the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Located 13 miles south of downtown, the San Francisco International Airport is the main air service provider for the San Francisco. Transportation from the airport to your hotel and around town is available by taxis, rental cars, and public transportation. Taxis are waiting outside the terminals and can get you to downtown for about $35. BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit, makes numerous trips from the airport to stops around the city; rates average $8 to most locations. Rental cars are a convenient option for many people. Skip the hassle when you arrive, and book your rental on Orbitz.com from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar.

The weather in San Francisco is fairly consistent year-round. Winter temperatures are normally in the upper 50s during the day, with lows in the mid-40s. The warmest month is July and averages around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. December through February are the wettest months, with over 4 inches of rain each month. San Francisco is well known for its unpredictable daily fog.

Explore this unique city by visiting Alcatraz on Alcatraz Island, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Walt Disney Family Museum, and the famous cable cars. San Francisco offers attractions to keep the entire family entertained for days.

Pack Your Bags and Head to San Francisco

When you are planning your trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco, stay within your budget by checking Orbitz.com for discounts on air transportation, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations. You will enjoy the west coast culture and the many attractions San Francisco has to offer.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.