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Houston Hobby & other airports to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 00m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Houston Hobby & other airports
Flight Price $180
Distance 1,645 miles
Airlines Frontier, Delta, United Airlines

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Low Season:
April
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
0%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$275
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$187
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Houston to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $187 or less.
The cheapest flight from Houston to San Francisco was found 64 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 April.
Morning departure is around 6% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Houston to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Houston to San Francisco take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 4h 02m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Houston to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($180), Multiple Airlines ($224) and Delta ($254).
Do I need a passport to fly between Houston and San Francisco?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Houston to San Francisco?
For Houston to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Houston, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Houston to San Francisco?
When flying out of Houston you will be using Houston Hobby & other airports, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
Houston
$180
only
$180
Destination
San Francisco
$180
only
$180
Wed, May 1
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 23m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
9h 38m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAS
RSW
Okay 5.5

Pros: The flight was fine and the crew were nice.

Cons: Gate agent was too much. A family had not been required to pay for carry ons on their outbound trip but she required them to pay $250. English was not their primary language. The mother apparently swore in Spanish- agent threatened to call police. Disagreed with FA, kicked off family.

MCO
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2 hour delay because pilot missed connecting flight...also Stewart literally bumped me 6 times going back and forth without apologizing out trying to stop hitting me. Took a lot for me not to say anything as I know this is tight corridors, but I was unable to sleep on my flight due to the Stewart

MIA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed Baggage took 45 min to arrive

SLC
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: The frontier flight is affordable but then you get charged for every little thing like both a checked bag and even a carry-on bag. They didn’t offer a drink of soda for free

MCO
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: 3 1/2 hour delay. It wasnt due to weather because they started notifying us 10 hours before the flight that it was going to be delayed.. Got home at 5:30 am, had to get up for work at 6:30 am. Would really like 3.5 hours of sleep back.

Tue, Apr 30
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
11h 16m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
9h 38m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 20
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
9h 49m
Tue, Apr 23
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
7h 50m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ORD
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight attendant in first class was amazing.

ATL
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great flight. On time and friendly staff.

BTV
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The gate was changed but it was not updated to the app. Many of us were waiting in the wrong gate until 10 mins before departure.

RDU
LGA
Good 6.0

Cons: Too much delay - departure was planned on March 15 @ 7 pm and take off happened on March 16 @ 12pm - a complete failure!!!!

LGA
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was very attentive and friendly

Cons: Boarding could be better.

Sat, Jun 1
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 20m
Tue, Jun 4
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 44m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SEA
IAH
Okay 5.6

Cons: The fact that United forces basic economy customers to check carry-on luggage is nothing but a cash grab. Some of the overhead compartments were completely empty yet they force you to pay ?30/ bag. They also gouge you an extra $25 per bag if you bring your carry on to the gate.

DEN
MSY
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Ok.

Cons: Less time with seatbelt sign on.

IAD
LIS
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding and helpful crew.

Cons: Food was cold and soggy.

SFO
PSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time, rare for a full flight.

Cons: A little quicker on the baggage upon arrival would have been nice.

NRT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The UA crew from NRT to DEN met my (lowered) expectations. The best thing is the exceptional comfort afforded by the 787--it is hard to book any other aircraft if I have a choice! Going through immigration and customs at DEN is very efficient as well, and DEN makes a great connecting point.

Cons: I wish the NRT-DEN service were offered by NH instead of UA!

Fri, May 3
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 53m
Mon, May 6
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
21h 37m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LGA
MIA
Good 6.0

Pros: Priority boarding . Front row seat. Friendly staff

Cons: Reclining seats

LAS
JAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Staff was good.

Cons: No room to move.

MCO
ONT
Good 7.2

Cons: Entertainment on long flight

MCO
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Thanks , perfect , not a thing

MKE
MCO
Good 6.5

Pros: No delay. Quick boarding. Fairly cheap.

Cons: Have to pay for carry on and uncomfortable seats.

Wed, Apr 17
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
13h 47m
Mon, Apr 29
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
14h 24m
Trip: 13 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHL
SJU
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Tremenda porquería horrendo

CLE
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The trip was amazing. Our flight attendant Sonia was wonderful!

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Avoiding the 40 minute taxi at departure, and finding better staff. We encountered the worst gate attendant and rude crew members who didn’t sympathize us traveling as a party of 7, with two young infants and one disabled adult.

LGA
MIA
Good 6.0

Pros: Priority boarding . Front row seat. Friendly staff

Cons: Reclining seats

MIA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed Baggage took 45 min to arrive

Wed, May 8
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 19m
Sun, May 12
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
12h 34m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 27
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
20h 35m
Tue, Apr 2
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
20h 54m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHL
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: late take off 30 minutes waiting for clearance from headquarters not airport

PHL
SJU
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Tremenda porquería horrendo

JAX
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Frontier has great prices, the bag thing is a pain, but you get what you pay for, l just work around it...

PVD
TPA
Good 7.0

Pros: Nice ride. Nice crew!

Cons: Nothing

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: screaming children tended to instead of placated.

Wed, Aug 21
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 02m
Fri, Aug 23
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 50m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nice and courteous crew

Cons: Better on increased International viewing options.

PHL
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The attendants were amazing, fun, attentive and provided for a very quick four-hour trip!

Cons: Not one thing.

MBJ
EWR
Good 6.0

Cons: Ground crew and in Jamaica was horrible. They asked me if I have flew United before when I asked her a question.

BOI
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Yes, crew were great, seat was okay

Cons: Have life vests on board for the crew, was delayed over 2 1/2 hours on run way!

ORD
SFO
Good 6.3

Cons: Boarding/unloading

Thu, Sep 19
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 01m
Mon, Sep 23
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
9h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BKK
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: More comfortable seats!!!

ATL
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great flight. On time and friendly staff.

DTW
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All was good

Cons: All was good

AMS
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good seating, great food, good service.

LGA
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was very attentive and friendly

Cons: Boarding could be better.

Sun, Jun 2
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 20m
Sat, Jun 8
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 46m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
NRT
Okay 4.6

Pros: Everything was mediocre at best.

Cons: The food was terrible. The cabin crew was aggressive. The seat and leg room was cramped. The temperature was unbelievably hot.

DEN
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Customer Service was kind and helpful.

Cons: When there was a ground delay, Desk checkin people should not have said go get something to eat when the flight was delayed an hour. Apparently the captain sped up the departure and me and a whole row of people missed the flight despite sitting in front of them with the plane still at gate.

SFO
PSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time, rare for a full flight.

Cons: A little quicker on the baggage upon arrival would have been nice.

LAX
CLE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible, no entertainment, no food on a long flight, and even though we paid extra for comfort seating ours were more cramped than those around us. Reminded us of why we haven't flown United for years

DEN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attendants were wonderful!

Cons: Baggage claim time - but that's a Philly issue.

Sat, May 25
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
20h 44m
Wed, Jun 5
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
9h 05m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
ORD
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We were on time

Cons: It was just fine

MCO
PVD
Good 7.0

Pros: Great crew

Cons: Seats don’t recline. Lots of chop!

PVD
TPA
Good 7.0

Pros: Nice ride. Nice crew!

Cons: Nothing

PBI
TTN
Good 6.0

Cons: I paid $108.00 in advance to reserve my two seats each way. $27 each way per person. I made it clear that I wanted an aisle and window seat each way. I was told that I was given this but I received a window and middle seat. Could not change last minute.

PHL
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The boarding process was efficient. All crew was friendly.

Cons: Nothing!

Wed, Aug 21
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 10m
Sun, Aug 25
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 50m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
SJO
Poor 0.0

Cons: Flight was canceled due to United's mismanagement of crews.

RIC
ORD
Excellent 9.2

Pros: ANA Chicago to Tokyo was so awesome. Crew is super courteous and polite. Food is good even economy class. Good headphones were already in front of the seats. ANA is the one that you want to fly!

RSW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew. Frequent updates regarding turbulence. Early arrival.

Cons: There could have been entertainment and/or WiFi but it was broken.

NRT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The UA crew from NRT to DEN met my (lowered) expectations. The best thing is the exceptional comfort afforded by the 787--it is hard to book any other aircraft if I have a choice! Going through immigration and customs at DEN is very efficient as well, and DEN makes a great connecting point.

Cons: I wish the NRT-DEN service were offered by NH instead of UA!

BOI
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Yes, crew were great, seat was okay

Cons: Have life vests on board for the crew, was delayed over 2 1/2 hours on run way!

Sun, Jun 30
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 05m
Wed, Jul 10
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
4h 00m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: If the flight had not been cancelled!

PHL
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The attendants were amazing, fun, attentive and provided for a very quick four-hour trip!

Cons: Not one thing.

YAP
GUM
Good 6.0

Pros: ANA was excellent in getting us on an earlier flight-

Cons: Unfortunately, they sent us to the "wrong" security checkpoint- at the opposite side of the airport. From the checkin desk, we were told to go to the NORTH security checkpoint. Walking the terminal again from where we came, we passed the SOUTH security checkpoint and made it another 5mins to gate.

BRU
IAD
Good 7.6

Pros: They were OK

Cons: Terrible business class seating. You have to climb over your neighbor to go use the rest room.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nice and courteous crew

Cons: Better on increased International viewing options.

Wed, Jul 3
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 05m
Sat, Jul 6
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 37m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
CLE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible, no entertainment, no food on a long flight, and even though we paid extra for comfort seating ours were more cramped than those around us. Reminded us of why we haven't flown United for years

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight departed late

IAH
NRT
Okay 4.6

Pros: Everything was mediocre at best.

Cons: The food was terrible. The cabin crew was aggressive. The seat and leg room was cramped. The temperature was unbelievably hot.

IAH
DCA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: There was a very strong smell of urine in the back of the plane. Unfortunately, I was in the last row (38F). They (IAH) should offer TSA precheck after customs in the "connecting flights" area.

DEN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attendants were wonderful!

Cons: Baggage claim time - but that's a Philly issue.

Fri, Sep 6
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 25m
Sun, Sep 8
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 50m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,526 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
BOS
Okay 5.6

Cons: Flight was delayed. Reasons not given . Did not see enough of the crew to evaluate.

BOI
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Yes, crew were great, seat was okay

Cons: Have life vests on board for the crew, was delayed over 2 1/2 hours on run way!

PDX
IAH
Good 7.2

Cons: Nothing extra but great crew. The seats on the new plane barely recline so that’s a bit annoying but overall a good experience for an airline that doesn’t have the best reputation

SFO
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nice and courteous crew

Cons: Better on increased International viewing options.

SEA
IAH
Good 6.4

Pros: The flight attendants were great.

Cons: Cabin was very very stuffy and hot. Very uncomfortable. Paying for WiFi? When other airlines offer it for free????

Wed, Mar 27
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
6h 42m
Fri, Mar 29
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
16h 03m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,418 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
SAN
RDU
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew/pilot was excellent he got us an hour prior to schedule, however, the stewardess did not have good training to lay down rules i.e. going bathroom. They can be stricted but nice.

Cons: Food not snacks should be an option to purchase.

DEN
TPA
Okay 4.3

Cons: More space to breath. More comfortable seats.

SJU
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: No dieron gratis nada de café ni agua .y las azafatas estaban burlándose de los pasajeros es una falta de respeto

SMF
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: No WiFi, no reclining seats, way too hot, just an all around poor flight. This was our first experience with Frontier. Probably a great option for college students.

JAX
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Frontier has great prices, the bag thing is a pain, but you get what you pay for, l just work around it...

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