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Buffalo to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Buffalo
Flight Price $272
Distance 2,303 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Frontier, United Airlines, Delta, JetBlue

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$285
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$157
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Buffalo to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $156 or less.
The cheapest flight from Buffalo to San Francisco was found 59 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 5% 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 Buffalo to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Buffalo to San Francisco take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 06m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Buffalo to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($272), Frontier ($287) and United Airlines ($312).
Do I need a passport to fly between Buffalo and San Francisco?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Buffalo to San Francisco?
For Buffalo to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Buffalo, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Buffalo
$272
only
$272
Destination
San Francisco
$272
only
$272
Wed, Jan 9
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 02m
Sun, Jan 13
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 35,691 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: Having to pick up our luggage when getting off plane from Sydney, just to walk them around the corner to be put on flight to ATL. (I thought luggage handlers were paid for this). Luggage had already been put through security!! This put us in a TOTAL RUSH just to make it on the plane ourselves!

ORD
LHR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Delayed two hours. Food just ok. Seats terribly uncomfortable

MHT
PHL
Good 7.6

Cons: A delay in take off

DFW
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 5 hour delay including multiple gate changes, being pulled off the runway and poor communication

DFW
RSW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: My A/A flight, which was scheduled to get in after midnight, was delayed by over an hour with multiple gate changes.

Fri, Dec 14
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
14h 48m
Thu, Dec 27
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 36m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,383 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PUJ
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing, very professional and very funny. They made up for the long waiting. It was one of my best flights in general.

LAS
ORD
Good 6.3

Pros: Clean

Cons: Seats not comfortable as much as in other airlines

MCO
PHL
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was very personable and accommodating

Cons: Very narrow aisles. No complimentary food. Your low airfare does not really natter when you charge for baggage, picking up seats, and food.

TPA
MKE
Good 6.0

Pros: Handicapped so very uncomfortable seating the rows are to close together if you can't bend legs well

Cons: Not handicapped friendly but staff was top notch and drinks food was ridiculesly high

SJU
RDU
Okay 5.0

Cons: I believe the pilot flew to high. Me and my friends ears popped severely and caused pain.

Mon, Mar 4
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 06m
Wed, Mar 13
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 13m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 60,876 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
FLL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The flight was shorter due to a tailwind.

Cons: Middle seat, over crowded and the guy next to me had his emotional support rabbit.

SFO
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Entertainment on the app became unavailable mid flight!

EWR
ORD
Good 6.0

Cons: Delayed

DEN
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Every body was moving in order and fast

IAH
BZE
Okay 4.3

Cons: When boarding we were suddenly told that we're not allowed to take any carry-on and all this without prior notice as far as we knew. They just told us bluntly, our tickets are not eligible for any carry-on which ticked us off and they wouldn't budge.

Thu, Feb 28
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 02m
Tue, Mar 12
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
10h 00m
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

Pros: When I finally got off the plane

Cons: Everything. No instructions, no pens or pencils, ignorant staff. Got to Cancun and waited 2 hours with no directions to just go they immagration. The forms were in Spanish and the staff could not translate. I’ll never fly Delta again.

SHV
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: Basic flight... likedthe tomato juice and snack mix

Cons: Announcements startled me every time due to volume

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Had a great experience with Delta all around. Seating and crew were lovely, in flight entertainment was great. Overall, very pleasant experience and flight was on time.

ATL
RIC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor service

Fri, Jan 11
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
12h 13m
Sun, Jan 13
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
9h 24m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,899 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
SJU
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great and smooth flight

Cons: N/A

JFK
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent flight attendants extremely helpful to make you comfortable

FLL
SJU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time, staff is very customer service oriented.

Cons: N/A

JFK
BUR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Extra space and extra speed was worth the up charge. Flight boarded, took off and landed on time.

Cons: Nothing

JFK
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight, crew, weather, custoner service and on-time!

Cons: N/A

Thu, May 9
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
10h 12m
Tue, May 14
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 04m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ATL
RIC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor service

ROA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Had a great experience with Delta all around. Seating and crew were lovely, in flight entertainment was great. Overall, very pleasant experience and flight was on time.

SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

SHV
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: Basic flight... likedthe tomato juice and snack mix

Cons: Announcements startled me every time due to volume

SLC
PSC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane and flight was fine, as was the crew on board. The crew within the Salt Lake airport could have been better. Not sure if it was the gentlemans first time but overall he and the woman working the boarding were very slow and could have been more efficient. We boarded late (may be out of their control) but when we started boarding there was too much wasted time between calling up the military/people with longer boarding needs/wheelchairs etc. They waited until they were completely boarded and settled prior to calling the next group then spent time fiddling with the sign that splits the boarding lanes etc. Just appeared that there was no sense of efficiency. Polite people though.

Thu, Apr 11
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 16m
Tue, Apr 16
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 53m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SLC
LGB
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Sat in comfort+, bbut never offered any sort of snack. Not sure why it is considered an upgrade.

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

Pros: When I finally got off the plane

Cons: Everything. No instructions, no pens or pencils, ignorant staff. Got to Cancun and waited 2 hours with no directions to just go they immagration. The forms were in Spanish and the staff could not translate. I’ll never fly Delta again.

SLC
PSC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane and flight was fine, as was the crew on board. The crew within the Salt Lake airport could have been better. Not sure if it was the gentlemans first time but overall he and the woman working the boarding were very slow and could have been more efficient. We boarded late (may be out of their control) but when we started boarding there was too much wasted time between calling up the military/people with longer boarding needs/wheelchairs etc. They waited until they were completely boarded and settled prior to calling the next group then spent time fiddling with the sign that splits the boarding lanes etc. Just appeared that there was no sense of efficiency. Polite people though.

ATL
RIC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor service

SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

Thu, Apr 18
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
12h 05m
Tue, Apr 23
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
11h 03m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

SHV
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: Basic flight... likedthe tomato juice and snack mix

Cons: Announcements startled me every time due to volume

ROA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Had a great experience with Delta all around. Seating and crew were lovely, in flight entertainment was great. Overall, very pleasant experience and flight was on time.

BNA
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: There was no flight booked by Kayak although I paid for my trip. I’ve addressed this 3 times & still have yet to receive a call from customer Service.

Cons: Poor service

ATL
MLB
Good 6.6

Pros: Got me there Safely

Cons: Couldn’t understand announcements... at all! By flight attendant or pilot

Fri, Mar 15
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 21m
Mon, Mar 18
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 33m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SHV
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: Basic flight... likedthe tomato juice and snack mix

Cons: Announcements startled me every time due to volume

ATL
MEM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We got on we took off and arrived on schedule just as it should be.

Cons: N/A

BNA
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: There was no flight booked by Kayak although I paid for my trip. I’ve addressed this 3 times & still have yet to receive a call from customer Service.

Cons: Poor service

SLC
LGB
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Sat in comfort+, bbut never offered any sort of snack. Not sure why it is considered an upgrade.

ATL
MLB
Good 6.6

Pros: Got me there Safely

Cons: Couldn’t understand announcements... at all! By flight attendant or pilot

Mon, Dec 24
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 39m
Mon, Dec 31
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,842 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ATL
MLB
Good 6.6

Pros: Got me there Safely

Cons: Couldn’t understand announcements... at all! By flight attendant or pilot

SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

ROA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Had a great experience with Delta all around. Seating and crew were lovely, in flight entertainment was great. Overall, very pleasant experience and flight was on time.

ANC
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I liked the service to see if there was a chance to upgrade because of the connecting flight and even though there was a delay in the plane arriving to Alaska, the quick turn was excellent and we were in the air within a short period of time.

Cons: The comfortability and that’s rear even if I had the middle seat. I had it on my way towards Alaska and didn’t have any issue

SLC
LGB
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Sat in comfort+, bbut never offered any sort of snack. Not sure why it is considered an upgrade.

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