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Buffalo to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Buffalo
Flight Price $248
Distance 2,304 miles
Airlines Frontier, American Airlines, United, Delta

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$334
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$262
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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 7h 24m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Buffalo to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($248), American Airlines ($307) and United ($307).
Do I need a passport to fly between Buffalo and San Francisco?
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What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Buffalo to San Francisco?
For Buffalo to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Buffalo, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Buffalo
$248
only
$248
Destination
San Francisco
$248
only
$248
Sat, Oct 27
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 45m
Tue, Nov 6
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 10m
Trip: 11 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,402 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SEA
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

The flight arrives safely into Denver

We had to take a bus to the plane. The buses the shuttled us on, they packed tight and without apology. We then sat in our seats for over an hour on the tarmac without explanation or apologies or any courtesy shown at all to the woman who dared to get up to use the lavatory and was scorned by the crew. When we got to our destination. The crew did not even apologize for the hour delay in landing or even mention it.

SLC
AUS
Mediocre 2.6

I was charged to carry on my two bags. With added fees and taxes, it came to $168.20! The seats were very uncomfortable...not enough padding and way too crowded. They even charge for in flight snacks. Not a meal...the peanuts and soda you usually get free elsewhere. The flight attendant was rude to me. No wifi available for purchase that I could tell. Then at the end of the flight they had a big commercial-like announcement to push their credit card. It was very tacky.

LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

It got me from point a to point b. That was the only positive thing about this flight.

Unidentified delays had me sitting in the airport for hours, seats were overwhelmingly uncomfortable, no in flight entertainment, the cabin crew kept the galley lights on so it was impossible to sleep on a late night trip, nickel and dimed over everything from a carry on bag to choosing my seat, no complimentary drinks or snacks, took forever to receive my checked bag

DEN
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was nice, boarding was easy

The seats and space are horrible, it is almost impossible to stay seated during the duration of the flight because the seats are so uncomfortable and if you are taller like I am you will have no leg room and no support past your shoulders

DEN
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight. Cheap. Easy on and easy off.

Seat and tray size. But u get what u pay for, so I’d rather save the money

Thu, Oct 18
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 09m
Mon, Oct 22
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
CLE
Excellent 10.0

It was a quick flight! The crew was nice & the landing went smothly!

It was a full plane!

DFW
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing

Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Never made it to Chicago, rerouted through Washington DC.

BOS
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Early arrival, plane not crowded

Onboard wifi not working so no inflight entertainment

SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

Tue, Nov 6
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
7h 24m
Tue, Nov 13
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 17m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
PSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight to SFO landed 7 min late. Wouldn’t let us on connecting flight to MRY. We were put on a land shuttle to MRY and now I’m car sick. Horrible day!

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

SEA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

?

Delayed. Charged for my bag even tho i have the United explorer Visa. Skipped me with pretzels and when I asked for some, it was as if i was asking fir something extraordinary!

RIC
ORD
Good 6.0

delayed. missed my connector and had to rebook to a later flight

ZRH
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very nice FLY and fantastic weather. No turbulence THAT all. UNITED CAPITAN AND CREW, nice. Thanks to GOD a nice fly in ALL aspects.

To be honest, everything was OK.

Thu, Jan 17
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 35m
Tue, Jan 22
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
9h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

Wed, Oct 24
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 45m
Sun, Oct 28
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,402 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PWM
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first

This flight was canceled at the last minute and all passengers were told they needed to find another flight because the airline didn’t have any to rebook them on. Passengers had to pay out of pocket for new flights. Frontier said they would reimburse but I haven’t seen anything yet.

SNA
SAT
Excellent 10.0

I have a walker and it was stowed with the strollers. Was available soon after I arrived. Flight left on time and arrived early. Price was great, even with a few add ons.

WIsh they had pillows. I need lower back support and had to use my son's sweatshirt. I will know next time.

SEA
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

The flight arrives safely into Denver

We had to take a bus to the plane. The buses the shuttled us on, they packed tight and without apology. We then sat in our seats for over an hour on the tarmac without explanation or apologies or any courtesy shown at all to the woman who dared to get up to use the lavatory and was scorned by the crew. When we got to our destination. The crew did not even apologize for the hour delay in landing or even mention it.

DEN
MSP
Good 6.0

Crew was first rate...

One hour late taking off but understandable...

LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

It got me from point a to point b. That was the only positive thing about this flight.

Unidentified delays had me sitting in the airport for hours, seats were overwhelmingly uncomfortable, no in flight entertainment, the cabin crew kept the galley lights on so it was impossible to sleep on a late night trip, nickel and dimed over everything from a carry on bag to choosing my seat, no complimentary drinks or snacks, took forever to receive my checked bag

Thu, Nov 1
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 20m
Mon, Nov 5
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
10h 40m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

LGA
MIA
Excellent 10.0

It was great, but returning home was bad

PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

BOS
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Early arrival, plane not crowded

Onboard wifi not working so no inflight entertainment

EWR
ORD
Okay 4.0

I like that I made it home alive.

Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use.

Fri, Jan 11
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
11h 43m
Sun, Jan 13
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
9h 45m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
DEN
Excellent 10.0

All great!

EWR
ATH
Excellent 8.0

The United flight had a great entertainment package (movies, tv shows, etc). The flight attendant who sat in front of us was awesome,and fun to talk to. She gave us some great tips about things to do while in Athens. The food was good (for airline food).

The flight from Newark to Athens was interesting. The flight changed gates at the last minute. The plane was towed to the new gate, then we found out that it was going to be delayed an additional hour due to required maintenance checks. Actually, I don't mind the additional maintenance checks, I want to arrive alive! We arrived in Athens 90 minutes after our expected time. We got seats in the exit row, however, we couldn't really enjoy the extra legroom for 2 reasons: 1) The exit hatch was right in front of my girlfriend who was sitting near the window. She couldn't extend her feet without kicking the door (I big no-no at 35,000 feet). 2) Our row was right in front of the bathrooms, so I had constant traffic bumping me in left shoulder and lines of people literally standing in front of me for the majority of the flight while waiting for their turn to use the bathroom. They are stepping on my feet constantly or passing gas in my face (I wish I was kidding).

ICT
ORD
Good 7.3

Aircrew great along with gate agents.

First class flying is gone. No lounge access in the US. No meal (boarding at 1720 and arriving 2100) Beverage service the same in front as in back. Need to go back to Asia to get what you pay for.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

IAH
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Lounge

Delayed flight which kept pushing back for more then 5 hours. Got booked on the next flight got middle seat. Flight attendant was rude and short with people. Not very personable. Plane was so hot everyone was sweating.

Thu, Mar 7
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 15m
Sun, Mar 10
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
10h 31m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

Mon, Dec 10
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
14h 35m
Fri, Dec 14
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 47m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,402 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was nice, boarding was easy

The seats and space are horrible, it is almost impossible to stay seated during the duration of the flight because the seats are so uncomfortable and if you are taller like I am you will have no leg room and no support past your shoulders

DEN
MSP
Good 6.0

Crew was first rate...

One hour late taking off but understandable...

DEN
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight. Cheap. Easy on and easy off.

Seat and tray size. But u get what u pay for, so I’d rather save the money

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Modern plane

You have to pay to choose a seat. You have to pay for carry-ons, regardless of size They only serve water, charge extra for a soft drink The seats are uncomfortable and very close together. You don't get an option to pay a lower price for carry-ons at time of purchase when booked through Kayak

COS
ORD
Good 6.0

Efficient boarding process. Friendly staff. Free water! Whoa!

Seats were uncomfortable. My butt hurt for the two hours I was on the flight.

Thu, Mar 21
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 15m
Thu, Apr 25
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
9h 38m
Trip: 36 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

Mon, Feb 11
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 35m
Mon, Feb 18
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
8h 28m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

Sat, Feb 16
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 29m
Thu, Feb 21
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 19m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ATH
Excellent 8.0

The United flight had a great entertainment package (movies, tv shows, etc). The flight attendant who sat in front of us was awesome,and fun to talk to. She gave us some great tips about things to do while in Athens. The food was good (for airline food).

The flight from Newark to Athens was interesting. The flight changed gates at the last minute. The plane was towed to the new gate, then we found out that it was going to be delayed an additional hour due to required maintenance checks. Actually, I don't mind the additional maintenance checks, I want to arrive alive! We arrived in Athens 90 minutes after our expected time. We got seats in the exit row, however, we couldn't really enjoy the extra legroom for 2 reasons: 1) The exit hatch was right in front of my girlfriend who was sitting near the window. She couldn't extend her feet without kicking the door (I big no-no at 35,000 feet). 2) Our row was right in front of the bathrooms, so I had constant traffic bumping me in left shoulder and lines of people literally standing in front of me for the majority of the flight while waiting for their turn to use the bathroom. They are stepping on my feet constantly or passing gas in my face (I wish I was kidding).

RIC
ORD
Good 6.0

delayed. missed my connector and had to rebook to a later flight

EWR
DEN
Excellent 10.0

All great!

ICT
ORD
Good 7.3

Aircrew great along with gate agents.

First class flying is gone. No lounge access in the US. No meal (boarding at 1720 and arriving 2100) Beverage service the same in front as in back. Need to go back to Asia to get what you pay for.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

Fri, Sep 21
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 00m
Sat, Sep 22
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
14h 07m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,402 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SNA
SAT
Excellent 10.0

I have a walker and it was stowed with the strollers. Was available soon after I arrived. Flight left on time and arrived early. Price was great, even with a few add ons.

WIsh they had pillows. I need lower back support and had to use my son's sweatshirt. I will know next time.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Modern plane

You have to pay to choose a seat. You have to pay for carry-ons, regardless of size They only serve water, charge extra for a soft drink The seats are uncomfortable and very close together. You don't get an option to pay a lower price for carry-ons at time of purchase when booked through Kayak

PDX
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Airfare was $28 each way

No plug ins, hard seats, and an odd 20 minute delay to get a off the plane even though we were at the gate. They said it was because of the "balance". Really?

DEN
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight. Cheap. Easy on and easy off.

Seat and tray size. But u get what u pay for, so I’d rather save the money

DEN
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was nice, boarding was easy

The seats and space are horrible, it is almost impossible to stay seated during the duration of the flight because the seats are so uncomfortable and if you are taller like I am you will have no leg room and no support past your shoulders

Thu, Sep 27
BUF
Buffalo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 48m
Sun, Oct 7
SFO
San Francisco
BUF
Buffalo
7h 42m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

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