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Fares from $94 One Way, $193 Round Trip from Madison to San Francisco

Prices starting at $193 for return flights and $94 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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Route Information for Flights from Madison to San Francisco

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Cheap Flights from Madison to San Francisco

Dane County Regional Airport

Planning a trip can often be a challenge, especially for travelers on a budget. Orbitz.com allows you to search many different airlines at once in order to locate cheap flights from Madison. The Dane County Regional Airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Madison on International Lane. It is served by seven airlines, including Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines. Orbitz provides bookings for nearly all of these airlines.

Parking at the AirportThere are several surface lots across the street from the airport. Fees are charged hourly or by the day, and shuttle services are provided to and from the terminal. A long-term economy lot is available approximately ten minutes away. Discount rates are available at this lot for those planning to park for more than a few days. Shuttle services are not provided to the economy lot.

Transportation to the Airport

Orbitz.com can assist in locating discount car rental services to and from the airport. Rental car booths are located in the baggage claim areas for convenience. Many hotels offer free shuttle services for their guests to the airport, and the Madison Metro bus is available for a flat rate fee. The airport provides courtesy shuttles to several hotels in the area.

Restaurants at Dane County Regional Airport

Travelers who arrive at the airport early may wish to grab a bite to eat before flying. Several restaurants are available for breakfast. The Great Dane provides excellent pub fare, and Ancora Coffee Roasters is a Madison-based specialty coffee shop that offers espresso, coffee and fresh bakery items. The Café Ritazza also offers a variety of blended coffees and pastries. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Madison.

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.

Flights from Madison to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Start thinking about your ideal travel dates, because there is. You can fly from Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) in one easy trip with United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Madison to San Francisco?

With the flight from Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) taking a minimum of 4 hours and 19 minutes, you'll have plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the experience. Grab a glass of wine and get cozy in your seat with a gripping movie or novel.

What airlines fly from Madison (and vicinity) to San Francisco (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you're on the hunt for the carrier with the most frequent flights from Madison, WI Airport (MSN-Dane County Regional) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), buckle up and take off with United Airlines. This carrier offers 20 flights each month along this route.

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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^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.