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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
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$381
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$284
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $283 or less.
The cheapest flight from Kansas City to San Francisco was found 27 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 20% cheaper 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 Kansas City to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Kansas City to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 48m, covering a distance of 1495 miles.
How many flights are there between Kansas City and San Francisco?
There are 108 (nonstop) flights between Kansas City and San Francisco per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Kansas City to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($144), Multiple Airlines ($268) and Alaska Airlines ($300).
Do I need a passport to fly between Kansas City and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Kansas City and San Francisco?
United (7 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Asiana Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Kansas City to San Francisco?
For Kansas City to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Kansas City, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Kansas City
$144
only
$144
Destination
San Francisco
$144
only
$144
Wed, Dec 13
MCI
SFO
5h 44m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
MCI
12h 36m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

Sat, Apr 28
MCI
SFO
5h 29m
Fri, May 4
SFO
MCI
25h 15m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 12
MCI
SFO
5h 44m
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
MCI
12h 46m
Trip: 24 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

Sat, Feb 17
MCI
SFO
4h 12m
Fri, Mar 9
SFO
MCI
24h 45m
Trip: 21 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15192 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SEA
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Flight said canceled but they rerouted it to Oakland but no where on any monitors does it say this. The screen for boarding said Cancun even while boarding to Oakland. No one helping people when they got off the plane to transport them to SFO. Standing in the rain waiting for shuttle.Poor experience

ZLO
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Not able to buy food. Even with a half full flight they ran out of food. Really lame

SJC
SEA
Good 6.0

Airplane was dirty upon boarding - food and miscellaneous remnants on the seats and floor, used trash bag in the seat back in front of me

SEA
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Great service for an affordable price!

PDX
PHX
Excellent 8.0

I think better than other airlines. Provided a snack, beverages and wine for purchase. Very friendly team. I had no problems. I really appreciate the late flight from PDX to PHX on weekdays. It is very convenient for work related travel. I don't think any other airline flight back to PHX that late. I also appreciate that they offer power, free limited WIFI (to text/send messages).

I did not really dislike anything. I think it was a good experience overall. However, there is room for improvement for all airlines. It would be nice to see more comfortable seats, additional amenities and lower prices. I bought the last minute ticket one war PDX to PHX for $500. I think that was a little expensive, even for last minute traveling.

Thu, Dec 14
MCI
SFO
5h 44m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
MCI
12h 36m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

Fri, Jan 5
MCI
SFO
15h 32m
Sun, Jan 7
SFO
MCI
6h 47m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

Mon, Jan 8
MCI
SFO
5h 46m
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
MCI
6h 47m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

Tue, Jan 9
MCI
SFO
15h 32m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
MCI
12h 43m
Trip: 22 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

Sun, Jan 14
MCI
SFO
15h 32m
Fri, Jan 19
SFO
MCI
19h 51m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

Fri, Jan 19
MCI
SFO
15h 32m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
MCI
12h 43m
Trip: 12 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

Sat, Apr 28
MCI
SFO
5h 29m
Thu, May 3
SFO
MCI
3h 19m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
MCI
SFO
4h 12m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
MCI
12h 45m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15192 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SEA
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Flight said canceled but they rerouted it to Oakland but no where on any monitors does it say this. The screen for boarding said Cancun even while boarding to Oakland. No one helping people when they got off the plane to transport them to SFO. Standing in the rain waiting for shuttle.Poor experience

MSY
SEA
Excellent 8.0

No crying babies and outlets at all seats.

I wish the seats reclined more or had more padding.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 8.0

I think better than other airlines. Provided a snack, beverages and wine for purchase. Very friendly team. I had no problems. I really appreciate the late flight from PDX to PHX on weekdays. It is very convenient for work related travel. I don't think any other airline flight back to PHX that late. I also appreciate that they offer power, free limited WIFI (to text/send messages).

I did not really dislike anything. I think it was a good experience overall. However, there is room for improvement for all airlines. It would be nice to see more comfortable seats, additional amenities and lower prices. I bought the last minute ticket one war PDX to PHX for $500. I think that was a little expensive, even for last minute traveling.

ORD
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Good customer service and comfortable plane

Sat for an hour before take off.

SJC
SEA
Good 6.0

Airplane was dirty upon boarding - food and miscellaneous remnants on the seats and floor, used trash bag in the seat back in front of me

Tue, Nov 28
MCI
SFO
18h 39m
Fri, Dec 1
SFO
MCI
5h 06m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

Thu, Dec 21
MCI
SFO
5h 53m
Thu, Dec 28
SFO
MCI
16h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 14
MCI
SFO
5h 44m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
MCI
8h 49m
Trip: 28 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

Thu, Dec 21
MCI
SFO
5h 53m
Tue, Dec 26
SFO
MCI
8h 08m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 8
MCI
SFO
5h 46m
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
MCI
19h 51m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

Wed, Feb 21
MCI
SFO
3h 48m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
MCI
12h 45m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 18
MCI
SFO
5h 46m
Sun, Jan 21
SFO
MCI
12h 43m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

Wed, Apr 4
MCI
SFO
17h 20m
Mon, Apr 9
SFO
MCI
13h 29m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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