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Fares from $64 One Way, $128 Round Trip from Washington to San Francisco

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Flights from Washington to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

The great news is, there are. United Airlines and Alaska Airlines are two carriers that will take you directly from Washington, DC Airport (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Washington to San Francisco?

The quickest flight from Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is 5 hours and 54 minutes. Order a refreshment from the drink trolley, perfect your travel itinerary or finish that podcast — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.

What airlines fly from Washington to San Francisco most frequently?

United Airlines (UA) operates 107 flights every month between Washington, DC Airport (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Your next great adventure is only a few clicks away. Alternatively, lock in your favorite seat with Alaska Airlines (AS). You'll have 50 monthly flights between Washington and San Francisco to take your pick of with this airline.

Route Information for Flights from Washington to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeWAS
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance2436 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAlaska Airlines, Fiji Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival3:39AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:39AM UTC

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Find Cheap Flights from Washington DC to San Francisco

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

^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.