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Airfares from $71 One Way, $131 Round Trip from Vancouver to San Francisco

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More About Flying To San Francisco from Vancouver

Route Information for Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
800 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
Air Canada, Qantas, SA AVIANCA, Delta Air Lines, Copa Airlines, Korean Air, ANA, SWISS, WestJet, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival
4:29PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
6:40AM UTC

Fly from Vancouver to San Francisco

Fights from Vancouver to San Francisco are popular with business travelers and vacationers interested in visiting an international destination without traveling too far from home. San Francisco has a thriving art and cultural scene, sandy beaches, professional sports teams, and more. You can find great deals when you book airline tickets to San Francisco on


Vancouver has the highest population of any city in western Canada, and the city is filled with Edwardian architecture, vibrant nightlife, cultural attractions, and a busy downtown center. The Vancouver metropolitan area is served by regular domestic and international flights out of Vancouver International Airport.

Vancouver International Airport is located about 7 miles south of downtown Vancouver, and is easily reached by taxi or public transportation. If you drive your own vehicle to the airport, you can park directly across from the airport terminals. Parking costs $8.50 per hour or $30 per day for self-serve parking, and there is an additional charge if you need a cashier. Vancouver International Airport is also served by the Canada Line rapid transit rail, which takes about 26 minutes to reach the airport from downtown.

Nonstop flights are available to San Francisco aboard United Airlines, Air Canada, or WestJet. Other airlines such as Alaska Airlines and American Airlines offer flights with at least one stop between Vancouver and San Francisco. You can search for the flight that best fits your schedule on

While you are waiting for your flight to begin boarding, you can grab a snack or light meal at one of the many restaurants in the airport's international terminal. Choose from coffee bars like Starbucks or Tim Hortons, fast food locations such as Subway and Burger King, or other restaurants.

San Francisco

San Francisco is well-known for its interesting mix of architecture, active street cable cars, and steep hills. The City by the Bay is recognized as a center of liberal activism, due largely to the gay rights movement, and it is a leading financial center in California.

Experience San Francisco

Travelers flying into the San Francisco Bay area will arrive at the San Francisco International Airport, which is located less than 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco. You can get from the airport to downtown by using the airport's on-site taxi service or Bay Area Rapid Transit System, or you can rent a car to quickly reach your final destination. It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive to downtown San Francisco from the airport.

Temperatures in San Francisco remain fairly steady throughout the year, with highs ranging from the high 50s to low 70s all year long. These steady temperatures are largely due to San Francisco's location on the bay. The summers are dry with precipitation averages of less than an inch each month between May and September, making summer a perfect time to visit.

No cityscape picture of San Francisco is complete without the Golden Gate Bridge, which spans the San Francisco Bay along Route 101. The formidable island prison Alcatraz is located just north of the city, and San Francisco also has many museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the de Young Museum.

Lose Yourself in the City by the Bay

With so many nonstop flight options from Vancouver to San Francisco, losing yourself in the culture of the City by the Bay is easy. Look for great prices on flights, hotels, and rental cars on, and look for more entertainment ideas while you are there.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Vancouver to San Francisco now?
If you’re wondering about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when flying from Vancouver to San Francisco, go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Vancouver to San Francisco?
Yes, if you’re flying from YVR to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), you’ll only have one flight number to remember. There are 3 airlines with direct services to pick from. Here are a few of the best:

  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines
  • WestJet

What is the shortest flight from Vancouver to San Francisco?
The shortest flight from YVR to San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) is 3 hours and 4 minutes. Slip a few things into your hand luggage to keep you amused, like a gripping book or some playing cards.
What airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco most frequently?
There are a couple of airlines offering frequent flights from Vancouver Intl. Airport to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), including Air Canada (AC). Popular with travelers, it operates 91 flights on this route each month. United Airlines (UA) will also get you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 60 flights per month between Vancouver and San Francisco, it’s another quality airline to look into.
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.

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