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Low Season:
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Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
1%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$458
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$341
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $340 or less.
The cheapest flight from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco was found 35 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 10% cheaper 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 Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 08m, covering a distance of 2452 miles.
How many flights are there between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco?
There are 74 (nonstop) flights between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco per week, averaging 11 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($230), Virgin America ($277) and United ($286).
Do I need a passport to fly between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (4 times daily), United (4 times daily), Alaska Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco?
For Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Baltimore/Washington, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Baltimore
$230
only
$230
Destination
San Francisco
$230
only
$230
Wed, Jan 24
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
BWI
13h 07m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 22 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Organized, like the onboard "menu"....free movies, tv and internet.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Everything! It was a great experience.

DCA
DAL
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats, roomy, free entertainment. What wasn’t there to like!

Nothing

KOA
SFO
Excellent 8.8

Unlike the old Boingo network, the new Viasat system does not support using a proxy or VPN — so it’s worthless for getting work done on the flight… — and it blocks basically every Apple domain, which breaks iMessage, purchasing iBooks, checking email on the iCloud website ... And all this for $25/flight! Very disappointing.

Wed, Feb 28
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Sat, Mar 10
SFO
BWI
8h 27m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
BWI
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The pilot was polite and communicated really well

The staff w/the exception of amazing Patrick, were HORRIBLE. Non-responsive, condescending, no name badges.

BWI
SFO
Okay 5.0

Not much

Baltimore to SF was delayed 30 min too Service need to improve

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight left on time, arrived on time, no problems

The 3 hour layover.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 8.0

My seat neighbors were friendly. I didn't take a look at the provided entertainment since I had had to wake up at three in the morning.

As far as refreshments are concerned, I wish there was a bit more variety in the provided snacks, and the drinks cart came more often.

BWI
SFO
Good 7.0

The plane left on time, the morning after a huge storm that stranded thousands.

The seats and sharing the row with an extremely overweight woman.

Thu, Feb 22
BWI
SFO
8h 43m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
BWI
7h 34m
Trip: 14 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

Wed, Jan 31
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
BWI
5h 07m
Trip: 41 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
BWI
7h 34m
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
PSP
Excellent 10.0

Virgin is the bomb - from the minute you enter check in @ airport, to boarding, to flight attendants' care, to the hilarious, creative yet helpful Virgin rap/choreographed safety video! I've also always loved flying Alaska Airlines, finding them another special airline that manages to make flying pleasant - in an era when it most often isn't, anymoret. So this merger is interesting & so far, so good

The flights to and from were completely full and I felt a bit crowded in my seat - but that's the price one pays for picking popular dates, times and destinations. The in flight entertainment and food/drink options help smooth any ruffled feathers : )

IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

SEA
SFO
Good 7.6

All else was pretty good

BOS
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Boarded on time. Simple flight. Landed a bit early. Service was good.

Entertainment system cuts out fairly frequently. Shame Virgin America being absorbed into Alaska Alrlines.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 8.3

The landing was tremendous.

The extra charge for your any luggage.

Sat, Feb 24
BWI
SFO
8h 05m
Thu, Mar 1
SFO
BWI
7h 35m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

Wed, Jan 31
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
BWI
8h 00m
Trip: 40 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
BWI
SFO
Excellent 8.3

The landing was tremendous.

The extra charge for your any luggage.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time and arrived early. Baggage arrive quickly at carrousel.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Organized, like the onboard "menu"....free movies, tv and internet.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

Thu, Feb 8
BWI
SFO
8h 05m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
BWI
7h 44m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

DFW
SAT
Okay 5.6

The flight was so short we did not even get a snack, only an offer of a bottle of water; this was simply due to to short length of the flight. Basic economy had my wife and I 16 rows apart each in a middle seat. I was in the very last seat on the plane. Flight attendants were attentive and surprisingly very nice, legroom is non-existent (same as every flight in plain coach).

High cost to prebook seats was twice what Spirit or Frontier would charge

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

Sat, Feb 10
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 26 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
PSP
Excellent 10.0

Virgin is the bomb - from the minute you enter check in @ airport, to boarding, to flight attendants' care, to the hilarious, creative yet helpful Virgin rap/choreographed safety video! I've also always loved flying Alaska Airlines, finding them another special airline that manages to make flying pleasant - in an era when it most often isn't, anymoret. So this merger is interesting & so far, so good

The flights to and from were completely full and I felt a bit crowded in my seat - but that's the price one pays for picking popular dates, times and destinations. The in flight entertainment and food/drink options help smooth any ruffled feathers : )

BWI
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Everything! It was a great experience.

SEA
SFO
Good 7.6

All else was pretty good

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time and arrived early. Baggage arrive quickly at carrousel.

Wed, Jan 24
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
BWI
7h 29m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 14
BWI
SFO
9h 06m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
BWI
7h 24m
Trip: 13 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

Tue, Feb 13
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
BWI
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Checked bags took a very long time to reach the baggage claim.

DCA
DAL
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats, roomy, free entertainment. What wasn’t there to like!

Nothing

IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

BWI
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Everything! It was a great experience.

SFO
PSP
Excellent 10.0

Virgin is the bomb - from the minute you enter check in @ airport, to boarding, to flight attendants' care, to the hilarious, creative yet helpful Virgin rap/choreographed safety video! I've also always loved flying Alaska Airlines, finding them another special airline that manages to make flying pleasant - in an era when it most often isn't, anymoret. So this merger is interesting & so far, so good

The flights to and from were completely full and I felt a bit crowded in my seat - but that's the price one pays for picking popular dates, times and destinations. The in flight entertainment and food/drink options help smooth any ruffled feathers : )

Wed, Jan 31
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
BWI
7h 35m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 20
BWI
SFO
10h 46m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
BWI
7h 49m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

Wed, Feb 14
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Trip: 15 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

SEA
SFO
Good 7.6

All else was pretty good

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Organized, like the onboard "menu"....free movies, tv and internet.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time and arrived early. Baggage arrive quickly at carrousel.

BWI
SFO
Excellent 8.3

The landing was tremendous.

The extra charge for your any luggage.

Wed, Jan 31
BWI
SFO
14h 29m
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
BWI
7h 24m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
BWI
SFO
8h 05m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
BWI
7h 24m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

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Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 46m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Baltimore/Washington
Flight Price $230
Distance 2452 miles
Airlines Virgin America, United, American Airlines
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