Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
United Airlines, Air Canada and Air France have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to Vancouver Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 2h 17m, covering a distance of 1289 km.
There are 79 (direct) flights between San Francisco and Vancouver per week, averaging 11 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($193) and Delta ($200), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Delta ($442) and Alaska Airlines ($453).
United Airlines (4 times daily), Air Canada (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For San Francisco to Vancouver, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Vancouver back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I love Alaska"
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "Wish there were blankets available"
Cons: "No screen on the seats."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More room"
Pros: "Movie options and healthy food"
Cons: "45 minute delayed departure due to maintenance documentation issue"
Cons: "Didn’t like sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes after arriving. Got very warm and uncomfortable to breathe"
Cons: "I was not notified that my card was declined and this caused a ton of delays"
Cons: "No snacks :("
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Pros: "Staff great"
Cons: "Same old movies"
Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"
Cons: "Delay Part not available"
Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"
Cons: "Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options."
Cons: "You are no different then other airlines. Nothing sets you apart."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plane was late. I was tired"
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "Had my bags in an incredible 10 minutes"
Cons: "On bag should be free!"
Pros: "Always like Alaska flights"
Pros: "Very professional and nice crew."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Arrived earlier. Good accommodations."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."
Cons: "Better vegan snacks available for purchase would be great."
Pros: "Same as before."
Pros: "The staff was super friendly and the plane was new. It felt brand new."
Pros: "Stewardess very helpful and welcoming."
Pros: "The cabin was miserably hot"
Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"
Cons: "needed more water"
Pros: "I appreciate the steward giving me something to eat for breakfast."
Cons: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"
Pros: "I arrived early"
Pros: "The pilot introduced himself and kept us updated on the weather and turbulent."
Cons: "no complains"
Pros: "The steward."
Cons: "Lack of help with information on transfer between terminals at Seattle/Tacoma"
Pros: "Ease of printing boarding pass and especially the luggage tags."
Cons: "The captain said the plane had been running late all day.... For 4 different flghts¿dont they have any other planes to use to catch up?"
Cons: "Same comment on boarding procedures."
Pros: "Friendly people"
Cons: "Old planes"
Cons: "Late boarding"
Pros: "Covid safety protocols and people following was excellent."
Cons: "Serve alcohol :)"
Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."
Cons: "flight left without 1/6 of the passengers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Provide earphones or headphones"
Cons: "Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!"
Pros: "Good service great aircraft"
Cons: "Takes along time to get off airplane with everyone getting their bags from the overhead bins"
Pros: "Smooth, efficient and timely."
Cons: "Seats weren’t assigned until at the gate even though checked in 18 hours before. Bag drop was horrible. No self service. Was inline for about 45 minutes."
Cons: "No delay"
Cons: "Connection at Schiphol often tricky;"
Pros: "On time, smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Better food and more water."
Cons: "Departure delayed by 1hr30"
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Wifi stopped working halfway"
Pros: "No delays..arrived early"
Cons: "Restrooms were dirty"
Pros: "Free food. Extra room."
Cons: "Waiting on runway"
Pros: "Delta Comfort om commuter jet"
Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."
Pros: "Cheese plate"
Cons: "TheyCharge me $25 for my bag and I’m at Delta sky Miles older plus the American Express platinum card holder it’s supposed to not be charged"
Cons: "The plane was hot"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and hoped to make up for the pilot’s negligence."
Cons: "Boarding was weird with a lack of overhead bins and then the pilot was inconsistent with updates to safety issues. We were delayed by an hour and twenty mins and then had to wait on the tarmac for another plane to leave the gate. Feels like I wasted two hours in limbo."
Pros: "Good movies and tv selection. Seat next to me was empty, so that was great."
Cons: "Attendant probably trying to be funny"
Cons: "Delta airlines has very poor costumer service. THE WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCED. I wasn't the only one feeling this way, I witness a couple people fighting on the phone like me. When my 1st flight was delayed I asked to be rebooked then and the delta employee insisted that I would make my connection. I didn't make it. This is not all. I could have gotten to a near city several hours after but on the same day, but the mediocrecy of this employes did not allow me to get there until the next day at 7 am. Happy new year to me. This two women (or one of them) on the phone, lied to me. There was an option to get me here and one of them failed to do their job right AND LIED TO MY FACE ON THE PHONE. Just unacceptable. I will sue them, I had an under age waiting for me in Cancun and a pet with me!. With no food or access to do its necessities. AND THERE WAS AN OPTION THAT "they missed" on porpuse."
Pros: "The t.v. 's at each seat"
Pros: "The flight attendant in Delta Comfort/Main Cabin was very nice and made for an excellent trip. Smooth ride and on time. I like that!"
Cons: "Again a HUGE delay in my flight that would have caused me to miss my connection. This is the 3rd straight Delta trip in 3 months where this has happened and you can't speak with a person on the phone without waiting 2 hours. POOR customer service."
Pros: "All that one would want."
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "All I need to say."
Pros: "it was great experience"
Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"
Pros: "It was my husband's birthday and the stewardess (red dress, long brown hair) went out of her way to make him feel special by bringing champagne, cookies and even chocolate once we were getting off the plane. I was very touched."
Cons: "The guy next to me was kind of smelly but was very nice."
Pros: "Very smooth"
Pros: "The new Delta planes have great leg room for tall people even in coach."
Cons: "Asked for hot tea but what I got was barely tepid."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Cons: "The attendents only served one round of beverages in Comfort Plus."
Cons: "No westjet checkin area and no signage. Staff didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "I tried to get a seat and it was so hard, i couldn't do an online check in and once at the airport, no one could help me."
Cons: "Boarding took too long - full plane and double seat booking changed 10 minutes early estimate to 20 minutes late"
Pros: "All restroom floors were wet. I have seen this in others 767's too. Is this a 767 phenomenon"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The delta comport seats were not comfort seats were hardly comfortable and the leg room wasn't worth paying for."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary."
Cons: "half-broken screen, couldn't access anything on the left side"
Cons: "Delta connect carrier not good for comfort seating and service. Would not fly them again. Would go to another airline iinstead."
Cons: "Less mask nazis. Not flying again"
Pros: "Average comfort compatible with all airlines"
Cons: "WestJet is a good airline"
Pros: "Well organized. Helpful & courtesy."
Cons: "I don’t like the charge for checked bag. It encourages people to bring too many and too large bags onto the plane."
Cons: "baggage tag system at CDG Pairs was lame"
Cons: "Overall it was good"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No entertainment at all, read the brochure a few times"
Cons: "My seats were preassigned and at 24 hour check In you have to pay to change from economy to economy into a available seat. Make no sense and is rude. Very disappointed in WestJet and I’m anElite member."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Very informed process of why delays were happening."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Pros: "Landed early"
Pros: "Crew was great . Seats not so much,"
Cons: "Maybe a movie for everyone."
Cons: "No inflight meal, no inflight entertainment for 10 hrs onboard."
Pros: "Airplane was comfortable."
Cons: "4.5 hr delay in Hong Kong airport."
Pros: "ON TIME."
Cons: "Seats are so small"
Cons: "1.5 hour late boarding"
Pros: "I got to watch "The Post", which took the entire time of the flight. I've wanted to see that movie for months and didn't know how that would happen! Easy flight, good service, friendly crew."
Pros: "That I didn’t have to pay extra to check my bike as luggage. The crew and folks who work for west jet were really really friendly and helpful."
Cons: "That my bike didn’t arrive with me on the plane and that it wasn’t trackable once I arrived so I have no idea it’s status. It might interfere with my ability to complete my bike trip as planned, depending on how long it’s delayed."
Pros: "Super friendly staff, on-time flight, good entertainment options; very satisfied"
Pros: "Clean planes, positive and a bit funny attendants, easy in boarding. Service that is wonderful."
Pros: "The stewards and stewardess were fantastic."
Cons: "Its a little cramped in the seats."
Pros: "Delayed 2hours 30 min"
Cons: "Never flying with wast jets any more"
Pros: "I enjoyed the WestJet app for movies. Really great for me and my daughter. Also the McDonald’s coffee ✅"
Pros: "helped me find my bag when another airline lost it."
Pros: "The wifi inflight service"
Cons: "No food, only snacks."
Cons: "Too short"
Pros: "I got off in Edmonton changed gates, and was back on the plane for the last leg of my journey home. Staff again were very helpful! Thanks again WestJet! Christine S North Vancouver"
Pros: "They brought the movie thingy out right away and managed to watch 2 movies made the whole trip thanks west jet"
Cons: "Always the food seems like every sandwich has cheese in it or sausages. Meat both have dairy and I have dairy allergies it makes it hard how about a good old tuna sandwich (not old) u just get a well made sticker and put it on the old menu"
Pros: "Staff at WestJet are the best!"
Pros: "Stewardess let me change seats to a cooler part of the cabin at the back of the plane."
Cons: "The air temperature in the cabin was too hot."
Pros: "smooth, on time"
Cons: "No access to free WiFi."
Cons: "Havent left Prince George yet still sitting on ground"
Pros: "Overall everything"
Pros: "Stayed patient with the large, young group aboard. Didn't let that stress bleed over to other passengers"
Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system was playing up"
Pros: "Amazing crew who made us feel very comfortable as we traveled with our 9month old daughter. Westjet stands out because of their commitment to service"
Pros: "Everything was shipshape and organized. Every crew membe r we talked with seemed knowledgeable and friendly. Good value."
Cons: "6 hours delay"
Pros: "The flight was pretty good specially during landing"
Pros: "This was my first experience with West jet -- and it compares favorably with USA Southwest which is my preferred domestic airline."
Cons: "Was too hot"
Cons: "we didnt have an eta number to check in our flight on time. The front desk staff iwas so nice and helpful to rebook a later flight for us without having us to pay extra."
Pros: "The attendants were very cordial and considerate."
Cons: "My son did not do well with the food on the trip. He became ill. The food did not smell particularly delicious."
Pros: "It was a good experience and I will fly them again!"
Pros: "Flight was packed in like sardines. Seat was uncomfortable"
Cons: "Have passengers sir at every other seat."
Pros: "Social distancing was enforced and I was able to have a whole row to myself on both flights."
Cons: "Cleanliness on my return flight could have been better. Flight attendants weren’t coming around picking up trash as much as the first flight"
Pros: "Pretty comfortable"
Cons: "No monitors for inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."
Pros: "Crew was nice and accommodating, wishing more crews were as great and friendly."
Cons: "Non business class passengers were constantly using the business class bathroom, curtains were not drawn."
Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"
Pros: "The professionalism and attitude of staff was excellent. Also in Prem Economy the leg room was good."
Cons: "The snack and drinks were not at the same standard as everything else. I expected to be better in prep economy. There was no entertainment also on board while the internet was not free"
Cons: "Very cramped with staff who I found overbearing. Not the most pleasant experience."
Pros: "Flight attendants were attentive"
Cons: "Slow boardidng, delayed departure, overcrowded flight, no overhead space"
Pros: "No entertainment and have to pay extra for any eats."
Pros: "On time, very pleasant crew"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and friendly!"
Cons: "Entertainment was on personal device. Additional software was needed to watch movie."
Pros: "The bar is pretty low with United. Even being a 1K member, I am usually just hoping the flight arrives on time. This time it didn't. The crew was polite, which isn't always the case."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Not necessarily UA's fault but they don't make it easy on their customers. Their mileage program has so many elite members, especially in SF that even 1K doesn't give you a strong shot at getting upgraded."
Pros: "It was a long day with the delays which ended in a missed flight to Vancouver. Great service in providing accommodations and food voucher. Much appreciated. Made getting home a day later as I have another 6 1/2 hour drive to get home. Overall a good trip."
Cons: "Flight was delayed because plane hadn't arrived at the gate yet from its previous flight."
Pros: "Other airlines that don't lie to you about which airline you're purchasing tickets with."
Cons: "When I buy an apple computer and pay apple prices, I don't expect to open up the box and find a PC in there. When I bought tickets with Air Canada, I expected to fly with Air Canada, not United. I don't know how it's even legal for you to sell me one thing, have me pay for it, and then give me another. My experiences with Air Canada have been fine. My experience with United was terrible. Their check in devices freeze and don't give proper instructions or feedback, and my tray table was taped shut because it was broken. The tape looked like it was a year old. It is not ok to fix an airplane with tape. This is terrible for both of us. Now you - Air Canada - are sharing in United's PR disaster because you've effectively said buying tickets from you might just be a bait-and-switch for buying tickets with them. Upon purchasing tickets "your" customers have no way of knowing what they're going to get. I'd much rather book with an airline that sells tickets for its own flights, or at least tells customers when they're buying something else instead of lying to them."
Pros: "I made the connection flight, luckily, w the 5 mins I had"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about w the flight. All was well"
Pros: "Didn't have food so couldnt rate that section"
Pros: "Nice seats."
Cons: "Sitting at the gate on the plane while they work on a problem"
Cons: "Didn't make it because United gave standby seating to guests terminating travel in SFO."
Pros: "There were snacks & water provided."
Cons: "The flight was over 4 hours delayed, and the luggage took a long time to arrive, it was 4am, and then there was a taxi line and there were no taxis available and each one took time for each passenger."
Pros: "The flight started boarding early enough that we had no problem pushing off from the gate on-time. We arrived early"
Cons: "The baggage took longer to arrive that it took us to hike the considerable distance from the gate and then clear passport control."
Pros: "Fly upnto Vancouver BC this time."
Pros: "It was lit and cozy"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "Confusions on dates from Internet. Your site usually sets its own dates without confirming."
Cons: "crying babies and no food"
Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."
Cons: "We were trying to print our boarding passes and computer didn't recognize our bar code. United employees were trying to help us and they couldn't print it either until we approched counter. We didn't see that much of professionalism on United employees. At one point one of the employees told us to go back to Air Canada counter and I thought she was not trained properly."
Cons: "Should load the plane from the back rather from the front. People in the back can sort their stuff while still be able to load people into the front."
Pros: "Why's is there to like!!!?"
Cons: "No blanket.. No pllow"
Pros: "Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "45 minute late departure. Very cramped and uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Part of personal device show of "By the Sea""
Cons: "San Fran to BWI unable to view end. Hubby watched Olympics I refused to pay for two devices."
Pros: "Staff, pillow, blanket, boarding ease"
Pros: "I gave it a four because the airline put safety first. Though we had to change plane due to some funny sound made by the engine, the wait was worth it. The crew were helpful and the actual flight was smooth."
Pros: "Nice new 737-800, friendly crew"
Cons: "I volunteered to be bumped to a later flight, which was handled well; however my checked bags did not get transferred. The baggage desk at YVR was very helpful, but the United lost bags office was unreachable by phone. They always had very long hold times."
Pros: "Never again with KAYAK. Sorry."
Cons: "United wouldn't ship my surfboards for my surfing vacation"
Cons: "always delay！！"
Pros: "Glad they waited for me."
Pros: "Flight attendants are nice"
Cons: "The plane is very old"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Hour long delay."
Cons: "Horrible overlay"
Pros: "Seating was fine."
Cons: "Everything but seating."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "This flight was delayed an hour as United had maintenance issues with the plane. United sadly has a bad reputation for deferred maintenance on its planes in order to cut costs. They don't care about customer satisfaction, just the bottom line."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Vancouver have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to Vancouver
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Francisco to Vancouver