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Information for flights to New York from San Francisco

Avg. flight duration 5h 54m
Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price $450
Distance 4,133 km
Airlines United, American Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$435
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$404
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to New York

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 60 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 2% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to New York from San Francisco

How long does a flight from San Francisco to New York take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 10m, covering a distance of 4133 km.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York?
There are 2,732 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York per week, averaging 413 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on United ($450) and American Airlines ($741)
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York?
United (37 times daily), Air New Zealand (36 times daily), Alaska Airlines (24 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$450
only
$450
Destination
New York
$450
only
$450
$741
only
$741
Newark
$495
only
$495
Mon., 24 Dec.
SFO
San Francisco
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 20m
Thu., 3 Jan.
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SFO
San Francisco
9h 33m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,508 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LGA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Smoothie landing

Only one snack

SFO
IAD
Excellent 8.0

.

EWR
LAS
Good 6.3

The staff was kind and flight was smooth

The plane was small and cramped. I could barely bend down to get my bag from under the seat in front of me and I'm tiny. I can just imagine how bigger people felt.

IAD
LGA
Mediocre 2.6

We landed in NYC -- although it was first announced as Dulles.

This flight was on Canadian Air under the auspices of United. I was not allowed into the United Club lounge despite the fact that I had business class ticket. I was informed that a business class ticket isn't sufficient for using the lounge when flying domestic. It is only good when flying international. They call that customer service. I generally avoid domestic airlines because of the customer service. The flight attendants were not happy to serve you. It's a small flight but they didn't even offer a snack -- you had to ask for it. And then they brought over a small basket with nuts, chips, candy bars, and a muffin. I took a muffin and it stuck to the roof of my mouth -- very poor quality. When I asked for a snack the flight attendant replied cocktail or soft drink never saying whether or not a snack was available.. She said this a couple of times before I could repeat that I wanted a snack to which she replied you want something to drink with that. I've been on many short flights in Asia and they will deliver a full meal and you don't have to ask for it. There was no entertainment but United did send an email explaining how I could purchase entertainment to play on my own device.

ORD
BOS
OK 5.6

Was delayed for an hour

Fri., 28 Sep.
SFO
San Francisco
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 46m
Sun., 30 Sep.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 24m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful and super friendly crew

Booked flight with my sister 6 months before departure, paid for both tickets at the same time to find out seat assignment not together.... that could be understable only if ticket is purchased at the last minute. We were applicable to switch with another couple who were in the same situation as us.....

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft.

Nothing

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

Lots of free movies.

No free food.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

I was lucky enough to have some really sweet flight attendants and was surprised (though maybe I shouldn't be) that we got a small meal.

The economy class seats are just so uncomfortable and as soon as someone puts their seat back it is difficult to see the screen in front of you without putting your seat back as well. I suppose there are worse airlines...

SFO
JFK
Good 6.3

it was really bumpy

Thu., 27 Dec.
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 10m
Sat., 5 Jan.
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 16m
Trip: 10 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 239 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
OK 5.6

WiFi was broken for much of flight Delayed an hour leading which destroyed many connections; no accommodations made on the arriving end

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 3.3

Staff was nice.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Great flight

All good

SFO
EWR
OK 5.0

The TV shows and movie collection is good.

Horrible food, no complimentary drinks on economy plus seats. UNITED lost my luggage again (2nd time this year).

SFO
EWR
OK 5.6

Wifi costs $20 and didn't work - it took over 20 minutes to load a single web page

Fri., 28 Sep.
SFO
San Francisco
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 56m
Sun., 30 Sep.
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SFO
San Francisco
7h 52m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,806 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
FCO
JFK
Good 6.3

Flight was easy and quick. Staff was attentive and plane was clean. Plenty of room for this big guy in economy.

Food selection are poor. Need to follow diet trends more closely. Diets are changing globally and we want healthier choices. On flight entertainment failed again on this flight. To keep people busy and engaged during fight it is very imperative to keep those systems updated and working. Helps relax customers and make the time fly. This was the 3rd fight that had issues with electronics.

PHX
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

AA cancelled my direct flight, booked me on flights thru Dallas and did not notify me

MIA
LIM
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

1. Been lied to several times about the issue that prevented us from leaving the ground. 1st excuse was they needed to unload a passenger luggage, then they need to return to gate to fix one of the lights.. 3rd oh we really do not know what is going on...but yet they kept passengers in the plane..just gave as a cookie and a cup of water bc of the delay... UNACCEPTABLE

CLT
TYS
Good 6.5

Flight was delayed by approximately 90 minutes. Attendant was friendly.

MCI
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding, smooth on time flight. Easy access to DC from Reagan airport

Thu., 27 Sep.
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
8h 32m
Sun., 30 Sep.
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 04m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,806 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CLT
TYS
Good 6.5

Flight was delayed by approximately 90 minutes. Attendant was friendly.

DCA
BNA
OK 5.3

The seats were SO uncomfortable and my legs were cramped up into one position because there wasn't enough room for legs and knees.

MCI
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding, smooth on time flight. Easy access to DC from Reagan airport

JFK
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Our seat upgrade was great. had plenty of leg rooms. Staff was attentive and flight was once again comfortable.

Took a while to embark on time. The in flight usb on all of our seats wasn't functioning at all. At least the entertainment portions was working.

MIA
LIM
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

1. Been lied to several times about the issue that prevented us from leaving the ground. 1st excuse was they needed to unload a passenger luggage, then they need to return to gate to fix one of the lights.. 3rd oh we really do not know what is going on...but yet they kept passengers in the plane..just gave as a cookie and a cup of water bc of the delay... UNACCEPTABLE

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