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Houston Hobby & other airports to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 02m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Houston Hobby & other airports
Flight Price $206
Distance 1,645 miles
Airlines Frontier, United Airlines, American Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$368
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$346
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Houston 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 $345 or less.
The cheapest flight from Houston to San Francisco was found 86 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 October.
Morning departure is around 18% 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 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 03m.
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 ($206), United Airlines ($365) and American Airlines ($428).
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, Tuesday 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 Tuesday, with Thursday 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
$206
only
$206
Destination
San Francisco
$206
only
$206
Tue, Oct 29
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 52m
Tue, Nov 5
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
8h 56m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
ATL
MCO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offering free beverages or something

CVG
DEN
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offer free beverages, and snacks. Enlarge trays. Mandatory customer care classes for your staff.

ALB
RDU
Okay 5.2

Pros: The plane was timely and clean.

Cons: It’s suggested to arrive 2hours before your flight, however the check in desk wouldn’t allow anyone to check in and take luggage until 1 hour before the flight began boarding. Keep in mind we still needed to get through security. Was a little annoying but not to awful. The worst part was the seating

CVG
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Complimentary Soda...

SLC
DEN
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Checked bag did not arrive. This happened because the crew was 30 minutes late receiving the SLC to DEN flight. What should have been a 60 minute layover became 30 and the bags did not make it to the connecting flight. This also prevented us from buying food in Denver for the final leg.

Thu, Jul 4
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 05m
Mon, Jul 8
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 37m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,554 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendant in our section was amazing. She gave us tips for London and gave us some complimentary alcoholic drinks. She made the flight so much more enjoyable.

Cons: The seat comfort was just ok. Neither my husband or I was able to get much sleep. The seats in coach are very tight and we couldn't really get comfortable.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew kept us informed about delay

Cons: Deplaning slow

LAX
BOS
Okay 4.6

Cons: As my mom explained to me, there was a time in the 1960's when flying was a special experience. The flight attendants were proud to do what they did, and treated people with kindness and civility. That is all gone now. It is an ice cold experience. I feel like cattle.

ORD
PIT
Good 6.3

Pros: People crue

Cons: Food comfort

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.2

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: The tv on my red eye was not working and the light kept me up.

Thu, Jun 13
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 35m
Sat, Jun 22
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
5h 37m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,998 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MCO
MIA
Good 6.0

Pros: Seat was good.

Cons: Paid extra for free booze, but they didn’t serve booze, except to first class of course. Saying the flight was so quick, they weren’t even getting it out.

CLT
HHH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was quick, on time.

Cons: Beverage service did not exist.

CLT
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Landing

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight got delayed. We paid for assigned seating for our almost 85 yo mom. And the change in flight no one asked for to get seated in the front of plane. Instead she was seated all the way in the back. It was physically exhausting for her.

SAT
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Attentive crew, generous drinks

Cons: I am not crazy about this plane. I had flat beds, but the ones that face each other in an awkwardly intimate way. Also miss the places to store the things I might need/want on the flight. All I had was the little drawer.

Wed, Aug 14
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 17m
Tue, Aug 20
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
11h 29m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MCO
SAT
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

DEN
PHX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The plane was cramped and uncomfortable. I also don’t like all the additional baggage fees tacked on to the original ticket price. I didn’t expect that when i first bought the tickets.

SLC
DEN
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Checked bag did not arrive. This happened because the crew was 30 minutes late receiving the SLC to DEN flight. What should have been a 60 minute layover became 30 and the bags did not make it to the connecting flight. This also prevented us from buying food in Denver for the final leg.

LAS
STL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Landing was perfect!

Thu, Jun 6
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
20h 47m
Mon, Jun 10
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
21h 29m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
RDU
DEN
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was amazing and the communication was great. The flight was not bad and was handled well

Cons: The seats were less padded than expected but were surprisingly bigger. They don’t recline. I brought my own “padding” and slept through the flight

TTN
MCO
Good 6.0

Pros: Since our flight was delayed since 3:23 to 11:30pm, due to mechanical issues and other stuff outside of their control, the stewardesses gave us free drinks and snacks

Cons: I will definitely bring a shoulder pillow next time I fly with Fronteir. Their seats don't recline and they are not padded for longer flights.

DEN
TYS
Good 7.3

Pros: Nice attentive crew.

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Plane was delayed by 45 min

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

ATL
MCO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offering free beverages or something

Thu, Jun 6
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
17h 16m
Tue, Jun 11
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
11h 48m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MSP
CVG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: No catering and way late

RDU
CLE
Excellent 8.0

Cons: N/A

LGA
DEN
Okay 5.5

Cons: Bag fees

SLC
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The seats as usual suck and no power or entertainment

Cons: take care of the above

LFT
DEN
Okay 4.5

Pros: Attendants where friendly and helpful

Cons: Plane had maintenance issues and was 4 hrs late. But they did send me a $75 travel voucher

Wed, Jul 31
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 03m
Tue, Aug 6
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
4h 07m
Trip: 7 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,554 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew tried there best but with so many disappointment could not do much.

Cons: Trip was delayed for 2 hours ,one of the person from chbagage chk was not helpful at all.

DFW
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Our flight attendants were awesome!!

Cons: A/C was a bit cold, but would rather be cold than hot.

ORD
BRU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew was great, seating perfect!

ORD
BHM
Okay 4.6

Cons: We had a 3 hour delay.

SFO
YVR
Good 7.0

Pros: The professionalism and attitude of staff was excellent. Also in Prem Economy the leg room was good.

Cons: The snack and drinks were not at the same standard as everything else. I expected to be better in prep economy. There was no entertainment also on board while the internet was not free

Thu, May 30
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 53m
Sun, Jun 2
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
14h 24m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MSP
CVG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: No catering and way late

DEN
ELP
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Simple and more affordable

Cons: To know if water had to be purchased or if it was free.

CVG
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Complimentary Soda...

FLL
TTN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Next time I will bring a seat cushion.

ATL
MCO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offering free beverages or something

Sun, Nov 24
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 25m
Fri, Nov 29
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 50m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,554 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problems

Cons: No issues

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew tried there best but with so many disappointment could not do much.

Cons: Trip was delayed for 2 hours ,one of the person from chbagage chk was not helpful at all.

PHX
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seats were uncomfortable

Cons: It would be better to load from the back to the front a lot less issues and less time consuming

IAD
CMH
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Seats were too small; my knees were always against the seat in front of me. Take-off from Dulles was extremely rough. The landing wasn't much better.

CDG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was great

Tue, Jul 30
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
17h 31m
Tue, Aug 6
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
21h 23m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MCO
SAT
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

PHX
DSM
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew was good . Flight was efficient .

Cons: The extra charges that kept being added on was frustrating ...the one way direct started out at 63$ and ended up being 164$

DEN
ELP
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Simple and more affordable

Cons: To know if water had to be purchased or if it was free.

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

DEN
TPA
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew were kind and polite and helpful, no complaints about them.

Cons: The seats were awful. 3.5 hours on plastic covered in cheap leather.

Mon, Nov 25
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
4h 25m
Fri, Nov 29
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
3h 50m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,554 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Movie selection wasn't very good, and the touch screens aren't sensitive enough, so I could feel the person behind me poking the screen really hard to make selections.

SFO
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: lots of movies, surprisingly comfortable seat, awesome crew

Cons: all the on board meals had gluten :(

MAD
IAD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Crew was rude

YYC
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I tried to cancel my flight due to a 45 min transfer but I wasnt able to and to change it was more expensive than to buy a new ticket with another company

ATL
IAH
Good 7.0

Pros: Gateway clean. Wheelchair assistance was helpful, and friendly Flight attendants were courteous

Cons: - Tiny bag of pretzels seems cheap for a $600+ ticket. - HATE, HATE, HATE the charges for the first and second checked baggages!! I stopped using UA over 7 years ago because of these charges that came when gas prices were high and never went away. Always use Southwest whenever possible. Cheaper!

Thu, Aug 1
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
20h 50m
Sun, Aug 4
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
10h 27m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Communication on why the flight was delayed twice and a notice before it was time to board the plane would have been great! Horrible experience!

DFW
DEN
Good 6.6

Cons: Not charging for every single thing. Don’t like the smaller arm rest as it allowed even less space to keep the person next to me from touching me.

CVG
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Complimentary Soda...

DTW
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Lower the price for a carry on. Flight crew was very friendly.

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: That it took me home!

Cons: Been on time

Fri, May 31
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 53m
Tue, Jun 4
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
14h 16m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAS
STL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Landing was perfect!

SEA
DEN
Good 7.6

Cons: No entertainment and lots of misc charges for amenities. But flight is cheap and free military bags is great.

DEN
MSP
Good 7.5

Pros: Cheap ticket.

Cons: 2 hour delay, packed flight.

PHX
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Everything except the crew

DEN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and cheerful considering the 2 hour delay and that is was so early in the morning

Cons: The communication was non existent. We started to board then suddenly the crew shut the door and everyone disappeared for 2 hours. We were left wondering what was going on and there was no one to ask!!! No updates on the apps just that our flight was boarding at a time well past

Wed, May 29
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
7h 23m
Sun, Jun 2
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
11h 51m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
RSW
PHL
Good 6.8

Pros: Frontier is well priced.

Cons: Frontier flights are rarely on time. The chairs are very uncomfortable, they feel like lawn chairs.

DFW
DEN
Good 6.6

Cons: Not charging for every single thing. Don’t like the smaller arm rest as it allowed even less space to keep the person next to me from touching me.

LAS
JAX
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Decent and good value

DTW
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Lower the price for a carry on. Flight crew was very friendly.

DEN
TPA
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew were kind and polite and helpful, no complaints about them.

Cons: The seats were awful. 3.5 hours on plastic covered in cheap leather.

Thu, Jul 25
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
17h 20m
Sun, Jul 28
SFO
San Francisco
HOU
Houston Hobby & other airports
21h 23m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,785 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
CVG
DEN
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Great first experience on Frontier

Cons: To know if water was free.

SEA
DEN
Good 7.6

Cons: No entertainment and lots of misc charges for amenities. But flight is cheap and free military bags is great.

SLC
DEN
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Checked bag did not arrive. This happened because the crew was 30 minutes late receiving the SLC to DEN flight. What should have been a 60 minute layover became 30 and the bags did not make it to the connecting flight. This also prevented us from buying food in Denver for the final leg.

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.5

Pros: No it wasn't. The flight attendant was slightly rude.

Cons: We needed more elbow room, it was tight.

PHX
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Everything except the crew

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