ATL - SFO

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Low season

February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$72

Average price round-trip

$405

Good deal round-trip

$314

Good deal one-way

$184
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 42% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 32% increase in price.
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from ATL to San Francisco

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $184 or less one-way and $314 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Atlanta to San Francisco was found 30 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 5% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Atlanta Hartfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) is approximately 7 miles from Atlanta's business district, making it ideal for travel. You can easily get to the airport with ease. You can check the airport's website for directions.
  • Enjoy the amenities and services the departure airport offers to make your experience great. You can never run out of things to do at Atlanta Hartfield Jackson International Airport (ATL). Log into the free Wi-Fi, and access the prayer rooms, charging stations, banking services, and luggage storage.
  • Arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) places you about 13 miles from downtown San Francisco. You can catch the BART train, which connects the airport to the city and other Bay Area destinations. Ground and public transportation are also available to help you navigate the city and surrounding towns.
  • If you are traveling with kids, you can find an interactive kids’ spot at the arrival airport where your children can play as you eat or shop. The airport’s website has a traveling with kids section, so be sure to check it out for more information.
  • San Francisco International Airport is animal friendly and ensures that you and your furry companion have the best travel experience. Apart from service animals, you should properly kennel your pet in the airport terminals. Walk your pet to the pet relief areas after the exhausting flight. The departure airport also provides animal relief spaces inside and outside the terminals.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving from Atlanta to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
7.2
American AirlinesOverall score based on 46192 reviews
75boarding
78crew
74overall
67food
68entertainment
71comfort
Airline reviews
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and thoughtful."
Cons: "Seating is too tight. Hard to believe that in 2019, major airlines still have seats without any electrical or UBS outlets for charging devices."
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Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and thoughtful."
Cons: "Seating is too tight. Hard to believe that in 2019, major airlines still have seats without any electrical or UBS outlets for charging devices."
Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!"
Cons: "At 12:40 p.m. we boarded American Airlines flight 1350 in ATL, just to SIT on plane for 1 1/2 hours (half the time with NO AIR). Computer problems. Had to get off plane, then had to wait in 3 lines. Agents were so UNPROFESSIONAL! Kept saying flight would go... DID NOT go until another plane came in at 9:00 PM! We, needless to say missed our connecting flight to SYDNEY and had to wait til next day and fly to SAN FRANCISCO, then to MELBOURNE, then on to Christchurch. We MISSED out on TWO DAYS of our short trip! which included missed reservations!!"
Pros: "The airplane was modern, clean and comfortable and the flight was on time"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "On-board staff were professional and kept everything running smoothly and with great communication from the pilot."
Cons: "Claiming baggage at LaGuardia was an hours-long process for everyone on the flight leading to raised tension and lots of tired folks on what was already a late (and delayed flight)."
Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"
Pros: "The boarding was done well"
Cons: "This was a 6 hour flight so American could at least have offered a better choice of in flight food purchases"
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "The seats were not as good as the ones on my BA flight to Heathrow and then Rome. Also, cross country flight but no in flight entertainment. Arrived early in PHL and American would not let me move up to an earlier PHL-SFO flight since it was a code share booked with BA. Should not be my fault as when booking it indicated all four of my flights were with BA. Once booked it indicated the return flights were code share with AA. American should have allowed me on the earlier flight. That would have opened a seat on the scheduled flight which had people waiting on standby."
Pros: "The flight was good crew members was nice and professional."
Pros: "The flight crew was great and it was a very smooth landing."
Cons: "Had to pay extra for seats so we could sit together, near the front of the plane (not really, and no bathroom nearby, very small seats with zero legroom). we were delayed twice (40m then 1h10m) then told to go to a different terminal because now our flight WAS leaving on time! so we hauled over there only to be delayed again several times. we know it was a weather thing, but just wish there was more accurate info about when we would actually take off. seats on outgoing flight from SFO to CLT were GREAT, very roomy, comfortable. Coming back- not so much."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Before I booked the flight I noticed it was only on time 53% of the time. True to that number we were delayed almost an hour before takeoff. Why schedule fights so close if almost half the time it's delayed? Something needs to change."
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable in first class. Very happy with that experience for short haul flight. Enjoyed the service. Flight attendant checked on me multiple times and offered beverages."
Cons: "Snack/food choices."
Pros: "Safety of the flight, the route"
Cons: "The remote for the AV was so torn. I coukdnt even use it"
Pros: "Safe flight. Also, I was offered a different flight from Boise, ID, in order to make my connection in San Francisco. Thank you!"
Cons: "NA"
Pros: "No entertainment. Not working No internet. Crewfelt like they were forced to be “nice”."
Pros: "the entertainment program was good, and the plane in good shape"
Cons: "food was terrible"
Pros: "Great check in, so different than 10vyrs ago. United Apps also great"
Cons: "In flight wifi didn't work."
Pros: "I enjoyed my interaction with the other passengers."
Cons: "Several delays compounded to make trip a lot longer and far less comfortable than it needed to be."
Pros: "Layout of plane good for walking. ATL gate agents 5-star, all other staff horrible. Drunk passenger vomited in aisle (SFO to Auckland) & got vomit in my hair. Nauseated entire 12 hour international flight & flight attendant refused to move me. Couldn’t eat because of vomit on me and around me, flight attendant said, “it’s perfect, I sprayed it.” Unbelievable!!! Do not recommend United Airlines."
Cons: "Drunk passenger vomited on me (SFO to Auckland) and female Asian flight attendant refused to move me even though plenty of cabin space available. Unsanitary condition called for empathy and United failed to deliver..."
Cons: "That I could only have one carry on an my purse was considered two, really and it was a small purse."
Pros: "mets basic expectations"
Cons: "Flight attendants are kind of rigid. I look at this as being in hospitality business rather than just being there for safety. I compare them to hotel staff who are pleasant to greet and just try to make the trip/stay pleasant. Don't see it in United. I think it has regressed to almost like "robots"."
Cons: "there is a huge delay, passenger is inside the plane already and they went back to change flight! inside the plane smells like burning wires!!my 1year nephew was very moody already!!"
Pros: "They closed the doors BEFORE scheduled time. I missed the flight as well as a couple other people. I was there with plenty of time but went to the restroom."
Cons: "They should have let us on the flight."
Pros: "We arrived about 20 minutes early. Crew was nice."
Cons: "No outlets or hookups available to charge your phone or tablet. It was a 5-hr flight."
Pros: "The Crew"
Cons: "It was a passenger on the plane acting real suspicious. I didn’t like that. Also the seats was uncomfortable."
Pros: "I don't have more time to explain. Frontier has been a nightmare."
Pros: "I loved the service provided by the flight attendants. They were incredibly polite and made sure to always come by and collect trash."
Cons: "You had to pay for everything. They didn't have anything complimentary with the exception of water. I totally get this with how inexpensive the ticket was, but there weren't ANY amenities and for a 5 and half hour flight, I think that's kind of unacceptable."
Pros: "Pilot was amazing, well experienced! I have fear of flying but was not worried about outcome of the flught even though it was raining outside."
Cons: "Pretty pricey flight and no snacks included in price."
Cons: "Fooled me with extra charges to select seat and carry on. Uncomfortable seats, no charger."
Cons: "paying for bags is non refundable so dont change your mind"
Cons: "frontier tore through my baggage, breaking some of my belongings and stealing some others. not worth the 'cheap" ticket price."

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Atlanta - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

Atlanta (ATL)United States

Destination:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Return flight deals:

San Francisco - Atlanta

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$1,198
$576
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