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Airfares from $76 One Way, $163 Round Trip from San Francisco to Sarasota

Prices starting at $163 for return flights and $76 for one-way flights to Sarasota 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 Sarasota from San Francisco

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Sarasota

Origin Airport IATA Code SJC
Destination Airport IATA Code TPA
Distance 2388 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Alaska Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 1:03AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 5:13AM UTC

Fly from San Francisco to Sarasota

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Flights to Sarasota

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, located at 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, FL, serves the passengers of Delta, AirTran, jetBlue, US Airways and Air Canada airlines. By using the search features at Orbitz.com, travelers can find budget flights to Sarasota without hiring a travel planner. Downtown is just six miles south of the airport, while the city of Bradenton is ten miles to the north, making travel to and from the facilities fast and relatively inexpensive.

Going to and From Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

For those who want to drive during their stay, rental cars are available through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Free shuttles may be available through your hotel or airline, although the public bus also offers affordable rides at just $1.50 per person. Taxis and other hired cars are available on an individual basis. The typical fare for traveling from the airport to downtown is $40.

The Weather in Sarasota

By and large, the seasons are good to travelers in Sarasota, though reading through the reviews at Orbitz.com may help people decide when to schedule certain events. The year-round temperature averages 72 degrees, but the temps can reach into the 90s during the summer months or dip into the chilly 40s or 50s during the coldest parts of the year. However, snow in Sarasota is an anomaly.

Sarasota Sights and Entertainment

Sarasota is a focal point for cultural arts and conservation in Florida. Each year the Sarasota Orchestra hosts a three-week music festival that draws people in from around the world. Students from Florida State University complete their master's training at the Asolo Conservatory there, and several theater, opera and ballet houses fill the city. The city is also home to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Sarasota Jungle Gardens, which attract nature lovers from across Florida and beyond. While Orbitz.com is crafty at finding the best flights to Sarasota, travelers can also use it to book accommodations and get discounts for the city's top attractions.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from San Francisco to Sarasota now?
Go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful info on travel restrictions and quarantine when flying from San Francisco to Sarasota.
Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Sarasota?
Yes, you can jet from San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) to TPA with United Airlines, the only airline that offers direct services on this route.
What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Sarasota?
With the flight from SFO to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) taking a minimum of 5 hours and 45 minutes, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience. Ask for an in-flight vino and get comfy in your seat with a gripping book or movie.
What airlines fly from San Francisco to Sarasota most frequently?
United Airlines is the most frequent airline servicing the San Francisco to Sarasota route. You can choose from 30 flights each month with this carrier.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Sarasota?
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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Sarasota 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 Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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