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Fares from $97 One Way, $172 Round Trip from Vancouver to San Francisco

Prices starting at $172 for return flights and $97 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 Vancouver to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

You're in luck — you'll find 3 airlines which advertise direct services from Vancouver, BC Airport (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). These are some of the best:

  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines
  • WestJet
What is the shortest flight from Vancouver to San Francisco?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you think your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' rather than flying, you'll enjoy the flight from Vancouver, BC Airport (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

What airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco most frequently?

Check out Air Canada (AC). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Vancouver, BC Airport (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). It operates 111 services on this route each month and is popular with travelers. United Airlines (UA) will also fly you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 65 flights every month between Vancouver and San Francisco, it's another popular airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeYVR
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance800 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, SA AVIANCA, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival4:31PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival12:12AM UTC

Flights Review

Jul 18, 2018

Loved how the air conditioning was not cranked to the max.

Jun 14, 2018

2 hours delayed, hope dinner was served.

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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on 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.