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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:
$404
(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 $292 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.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*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 10m, 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 ($152), Multiple Airlines ($213) and Delta ($284).
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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Columbus, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Columbus
$152
only
$152
Destination
San Francisco
$152
only
$152
Thu, Dec 7
CMH
SFO
24h 34m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
8h 10m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33009 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

TPA
MKE
Good 6.3

The toilet was broken. Hour delay

PHX
CVG
Good 7.0

I liked that the staff was friendly and the tickets were affordable

I didn’t like that there was no complimentary food or beverage options.

PVD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Seats are hard and uncomfortable. Very small drink tray and lights are not adjustable.

Thu, Dec 7
CMH
SFO
7h 30m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
CMH
7h 08m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 7
CMH
SFO
7h 46m
Sun, Dec 10
SFO
CMH
9h 46m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

LAX
HNL
Okay 5.0

The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate.

Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

OMA
ATL
Good 7.6

My comfort zone seat

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

Tue, Dec 12
CMH
SFO
17h 33m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
8h 10m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33009 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.6

The crew was most friendly and accommodating. Pilots very informative made a could be turbulent flight very smooth.

Seats are very uncomfortable had a bar straight across bottom of my back. Lack of food and beverages. The plane should always be stocked.

PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

Sun, Dec 10
CMH
SFO
8h 05m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
CMH
8h 10m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
CMH
SFO
18h 19m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
8h 10m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33009 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PVD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Seats are hard and uncomfortable. Very small drink tray and lights are not adjustable.

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

TPA
MKE
Good 6.3

The toilet was broken. Hour delay

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

Tue, Dec 12
CMH
SFO
17h 33m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
20h 55m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
CMH
SFO
18h 19m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
CMH
22h 35m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33009 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
DEN
Good 6.0

It was cheap

DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

PHX
CVG
Good 7.0

I liked that the staff was friendly and the tickets were affordable

I didn’t like that there was no complimentary food or beverage options.

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

Thu, Dec 7
CMH
SFO
7h 30m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
CMH
6h 45m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 12
CMH
SFO
7h 10m
Mon, Jan 15
SFO
CMH
7h 26m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MIA
ATL
Excellent 8.3

They gave me extra pretzels and 2 cans of soda

The seats were awful.. Miniscule

SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

PTY
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Crew was kind, entertainment and food were good

Seats are really tight

LAX
HNL
Okay 5.0

The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate.

Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth.

Sat, Dec 9
CMH
SFO
7h 27m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
22h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
CMH
SFO
7h 13m
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
CMH
6h 49m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
CUN
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak

PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

PBI
ATL
Good 6.0

On time; safe flight

Service from boarding to landing was impersonal. No headphones etc. Etc.

PTY
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Crew was kind, entertainment and food were good

Seats are really tight

SEA
SJC
Okay 5.6

No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok.

The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view..

Sun, Dec 10
CMH
SFO
7h 12m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
22h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 18
CMH
SFO
8h 01m
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
CMH
9h 51m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SEA
SJC
Okay 5.6

No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok.

The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view..

MIA
ATL
Excellent 8.3

They gave me extra pretzels and 2 cans of soda

The seats were awful.. Miniscule

JFK
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I got off the flight at out side,but i forgot to carried my small bag .and then the Crew returned me the bag very soon.they were very kind,thank you very much.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

OMA
ATL
Good 7.6

My comfort zone seat

Mon, Dec 11
CMH
SFO
7h 27m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
CMH
22h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
CMH
SFO
9h 52m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
CMH
8h 24m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MIA
ATL
Excellent 8.3

They gave me extra pretzels and 2 cans of soda

The seats were awful.. Miniscule

JFK
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I got off the flight at out side,but i forgot to carried my small bag .and then the Crew returned me the bag very soon.they were very kind,thank you very much.

SEA
SJC
Okay 5.6

No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok.

The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view..

PTY
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Crew was kind, entertainment and food were good

Seats are really tight

LAX
HNL
Okay 5.0

The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate.

Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth.

Tue, Dec 12
CMH
SFO
17h 33m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
CMH
6h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
CMH
SFO
9h 30m
Tue, Apr 17
SFO
CMH
6h 55m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13693 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

JFK
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I got off the flight at out side,but i forgot to carried my small bag .and then the Crew returned me the bag very soon.they were very kind,thank you very much.

PTY
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Crew was kind, entertainment and food were good

Seats are really tight

LAX
HNL
Okay 5.0

The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate.

Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth.

Fri, Dec 8
CMH
SFO
15h 45m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
CMH
22h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 12
CMH
SFO
17h 33m
Mon, Dec 18
SFO
CMH
7h 46m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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