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Fares from $159 One Way, $304 Round Trip from Columbia to San Francisco

Prices starting at $304 for return flights and $159 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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More About Flying To San Francisco from Columbia

Route Information for Flights from Columbia to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeCAE
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
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Plan Your Trip from Columbia to San Francisco

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Locating cheap flights from Columbia may seem like a challenge, but Orbitz.com helps travelers search a variety of domestic and international flights from the city at one time to locate discount airfares. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located seven and a half miles from downtown Columbia at 3250 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, and it is serviced by four major airlines:, American Eagle, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways.

Parking at the Airport

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a multilevel garage, with a maximum daily fee of $12, and a surface lot, with a maximum daily fee of $8. Shorter-term parking fees are assessed in 20-minute increments. Travelers also have the option of paying a weekly rate of $66 for parking. Shuttle services provide transportation to and from the parking areas.

Transportation to the Airport

Orbitz.com helps travelers book car rentals to travel to the airport. To avoid parking fees, travelers can drop the cars off at designated locations before boarding their flights. Nearby hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport. Limo and sedan rentals are available by the hour as well. Taxi services provide metered transportation, and the city bus is available at a flat rate.

Restaurants at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Travelers who arrive at the airport early may decide to grab a bite to eat before boarding the plane. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a variety of restaurant options for breakfast, including Gleaton's Restaurant, which offers a selection of breakfast items and coffee, and Creative Croissants, which serves gourmet coffee, croissants and pastries. To see all the airport has to offer, begin by booking cheap flights from Columbia through Orbitz.com.

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 Columbia to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Unfortunately, there aren't any direct flights from Columbia to San Francisco. If you want to fly from Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), be prepared to change planes. American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines service this route with only one stopover. Use the layover to stretch your legs and get something to eat.

What is the shortest flight from Columbia to San Francisco?

The shortest flight from Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is around 5 hours and 47 minutes. Grab a refreshment from the drink trolley, hone your travel itinerary or make friends with your seat mate — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul trip.

What airlines fly from Columbia to San Francisco most frequently?
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.