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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$521
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$403
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Birmingham to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $403 or less.
The cheapest flight from Birmingham to San Francisco was found 61 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 3% 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 Birmingham to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Birmingham to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 56m, covering a distance of 2009 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Birmingham to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($399), Delta ($402) and United ($402).
Do I need a passport to fly between Birmingham and San Francisco?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Birmingham to San Francisco?
For Birmingham to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Birmingham to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Birmingham
$399
only
$399
Destination
San Francisco
$399
only
$399
Mon, Jan 8
BHM
SFO
8h 35m
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
BHM
9h 43m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

Tue, Jan 9
BHM
SFO
8h 20m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
BHM
8h 12m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

Thu, Mar 8
BHM
SFO
7h 58m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
BHM
6h 25m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
BHM
SFO
Okay 5.3

Thank you for moving me to another flight when mine was cancelled I appreciate that.

Movies were not accessible - captions were too small. Movie also froze a few times or became jerky. Not sure whether or not it was your issue or the phone itself.

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

Sun, Dec 24
BHM
SFO
8h 20m
Sat, Dec 30
SFO
BHM
9h 05m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
BHM
SFO
8h 15m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
BHM
9h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

Tue, Jan 23
BHM
SFO
7h 08m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
BHM
6h 53m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

Sat, Dec 23
BHM
SFO
9h 30m
Sat, Dec 30
SFO
BHM
9h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 9
BHM
SFO
7h 35m
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
BHM
9h 15m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

Sat, Mar 3
BHM
SFO
8h 35m
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
BHM
7h 34m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

Wed, Jan 17
BHM
SFO
7h 15m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
BHM
8h 12m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

Sun, Dec 24
BHM
SFO
7h 40m
Wed, Dec 27
SFO
BHM
8h 12m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 23
BHM
SFO
9h 30m
Thu, Dec 28
SFO
BHM
5h 57m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 25
BHM
SFO
7h 43m
Mon, Jan 1
SFO
BHM
6h 58m
Trip: 8 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
CDG
Good 7.6

The food was particularly poor this flight.

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair.

Wed, Jan 10
BHM
SFO
9h 25m
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
BHM
6h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

Mon, Dec 25
BHM
SFO
6h 56m
Fri, Dec 29
SFO
BHM
6h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 29
BHM
SFO
10h 06m
Sat, Dec 30
SFO
BHM
9h 05m
Trip: 2 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

Sat, Dec 23
BHM
SFO
9h 30m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
BHM
10h 23m
Trip: 12 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

Wed, Apr 25
BHM
SFO
9h 45m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
BHM
8h 33m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

Thu, Dec 21
BHM
SFO
8h 15m
Mon, Dec 25
SFO
BHM
6h 48m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

ATL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The United pilot we flew that day. did great job. we arrive safe to the distination despite of the climate condition. im happy for the service.so far im satified..

the delayed flight this time almost cause us to lost our next flight in chicago. thats what i dont like. wish this wont happen next time..

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

Sun, Dec 24
BHM
SFO
8h 20m
Sun, Dec 31
SFO
BHM
10h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

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