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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$383
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$292
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Columbus to San Francisco

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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 $291 or less.
The cheapest flight from Columbus to San Francisco was found 22 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 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 September.
Morning departure is around 8% more expensive 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 Columbus to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Columbus to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 7h 11m, covering a distance of 2116 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Columbus to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($238), Multiple Airlines ($282) and Delta ($352).
Do I need a passport to fly between Columbus and San Francisco?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Columbus to San Francisco?
For Columbus to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Columbus, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Columbus
$238
only
$238
Destination
San Francisco
$238
only
$238
Wed, Apr 11
CMH
SFO
8h 21m
Mon, Apr 16
SFO
CMH
14h 55m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

Mon, Mar 26
CMH
SFO
14h 10m
Wed, Apr 4
SFO
CMH
7h 30m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 5
CMH
SFO
7h 11m
Tue, Jul 10
SFO
CMH
6h 08m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Sat, Apr 14
CMH
SFO
8h 21m
Fri, Apr 20
SFO
CMH
21h 00m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Sat, Mar 24
CMH
SFO
9h 15m
Thu, Mar 29
SFO
CMH
11h 13m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

Wed, May 2
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Fri, May 4
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

Wed, Jul 18
CMH
SFO
8h 33m
Sat, Jul 28
SFO
CMH
9h 01m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Mon, Feb 26
CMH
SFO
18h 29m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
CMH
7h 26m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Aug 4
CMH
SFO
9h 13m
Thu, Aug 9
SFO
CMH
9h 44m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Tue, Mar 20
CMH
SFO
9h 50m
Mon, Mar 26
SFO
CMH
8h 20m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

Thu, Aug 23
CMH
SFO
8h 49m
Mon, Aug 27
SFO
CMH
5h 59m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Sat, May 26
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Fri, Jun 1
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Mon, Jun 4
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Tue, Jun 5
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

Sun, Jul 1
CMH
SFO
9h 17m
Wed, Jul 11
SFO
CMH
9h 30m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

Wed, Jun 6
CMH
SFO
8h 31m
Sun, Jun 10
SFO
CMH
13h 35m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

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Columbus to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Columbus
Flight Price $238
Distance 2116 miles
Airlines Frontier, Delta, United
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