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Low Season:
February
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2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$445
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$296
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $296 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco was found 25 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 June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 14% 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 25m, covering a distance of 2580 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and San Francisco?
There are 1,444 (nonstop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 210 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Sun Country Air ($178), Multiple Airlines ($207) and Virgin America ($225).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and San Francisco?
Alaska Airlines (18 times daily), Virgin America (16 times daily), Delta (14 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
$178
only
$178
Destination
San Francisco
$178
only
$178
Wed, Nov 29
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

JFK
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Rude check in person. Not accommodating. Terrible airline.

Rude!!! Did not accommodate me for Simple needs. Uncomfortable seats. Terrible crew.

JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Wheelchair assistance

MSP
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Great leg room

Wed, Nov 29
JFK
SFO
18h 10m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 3
JFK
SFO
6h 38m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
JFK
5h 38m
Trip: 5 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 478 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Virgin America never fails. I'll fly VA as long as it takes mewhere I want to go.

JFK
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay, food

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Comfort

I couldn't get my seat assigned on the internet and then I had to wait forever at the gate until someone give me some position about that.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Clean, comfortable and on time.

My video screen conked out midway

JFK
SFO
Good 7.0

Crew were most pleasant.

Our flight was delayed twice, which made it a long day a long day. Also a limited selection of food.

Thu, Nov 30
JFK
SFO
20h 59m
Thu, Dec 7
SFO
JFK
10h 59m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
JFK
SFO
6h 51m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Trip: 50 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SFO
Okay 4.0

The single terminal that seemed only for JetBlue. The staff were friendly.

My flight was delayed an hour and a half. The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in. Bucket seats are the norm on planes but they are so bad for the back. Even a seat that was straight up & down would be better than a back rest that has the exact opposite curves on it to totally not match the spine.

JFK
SFO
Good 7.0

new planes are nice with extra room.

crew was lacking a bit with kindness and smiles. I used to think Jet blue was the best with customer service but they seem to have let that go somewhat.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.3

Crew was professional

Switching gates and delayed three hours

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

all around great

no problems

JFK
SFO
Okay 5.0

One crew member was nice, the rest were unfriendly and not hospitable. Our flight was delayed over 2.5 hours.

Our flight was delayed over 2.5 hours and the majority of the flight attendants weren't very warm. I would think that the airline would off some sort of compensation for inconvenience, like a free meal or snack. Perhaps a voucher for a discounted flight.

Sat, Feb 3
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Sat, Feb 10
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 46 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Loved the entertainment. It made my flight a lot more relaxing.

Boarding was a bit chaotic. I had to struggle to get a space to our my carry on.

JFK
SFO
Good 7.3

Boarding process was horrible, it was first class, priority, zone 1 and then all other zone. There was no order. Flight was delayed. Had a 3 hour delay on the tarmac!

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

I got very cold during the flight, the ac was so cold that I had to stay in my winter jacket and a hood.

JFK
SFO
Okay 4.0

Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing

JFK
SFO
Good 7.6

They should have separate lanes on boarding like United. Then people can line up in the appropriate group.

Tue, Dec 5
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Wasn't able return tickets 2 days before flight. Terrible service

JFK
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Rude check in person. Not accommodating. Terrible airline.

Rude!!! Did not accommodate me for Simple needs. Uncomfortable seats. Terrible crew.

MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

MSP
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Great leg room

Tue, Dec 5
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Had a great flight, on time and no issues.

Had problems getting checked in from home but easily resolved at the airport.

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Spacious plane, seating was comfortable, clean, attendants were very helpful and the Terminal as well, they went above and beyond to assist me.

No kiosk Main entrance at PDX

JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Wheelchair assistance

Tue, Dec 5
JFK
SFO
8h 10m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Trip: 54 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
JFK
SFO
8h 25m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Great leg room

MSP
DCA
Okay 5.6

On time boarding. Empty seat in middle.

Seats are uncomfortable for a short person. No low back support.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Wheelchair assistance

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Spacious plane, seating was comfortable, clean, attendants were very helpful and the Terminal as well, they went above and beyond to assist me.

No kiosk Main entrance at PDX

SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

Wed, Dec 6
JFK
SFO
8h 25m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Trip: 53 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
JFK
SFO
6h 47m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 478 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Virgin America never fails. I'll fly VA as long as it takes mewhere I want to go.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Check-in online is terrible because of poor Alaska-Virgin integration. I've taken 5-6 flights in past few months, and ALWAYS I click the email link to check in and it take me to a page that says "sorry - go to the other airline" with no link or anything. And I belong to both airlines' frequent flyer clubs.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Comfort

I couldn't get my seat assigned on the internet and then I had to wait forever at the gate until someone give me some position about that.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.3

The crew were very friendly, polite, professional and apologetic when my selection of top shelf liquor ran out after my first drink.

Seats were very uncomfortable. In particular the seat cushion angle was too high. It began to get uncomfortable in 30 mins. The adjustable neck thing was onpy adjustable up and down. The sest back did not recline. I was sitting in 13D because the passenger in 12A took all 3 sests before I boarded so I took the next available isle seat. Crew member, who was behind me as,I boarded last, didn't make the passenger relocate to her seat. That was not right.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

Free movies

The seats are very tight and uncomfortable. Im not big, but i could barely fit in the seat. For such a long flight, it is important to at least have a little bit more back support and space.

Sat, Jan 20
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SFO
Okay 5.0

One crew member was nice, the rest were unfriendly and not hospitable. Our flight was delayed over 2.5 hours.

Our flight was delayed over 2.5 hours and the majority of the flight attendants weren't very warm. I would think that the airline would off some sort of compensation for inconvenience, like a free meal or snack. Perhaps a voucher for a discounted flight.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

all around great

no problems

JFK
SFO
Good 7.0

new planes are nice with extra room.

crew was lacking a bit with kindness and smiles. I used to think Jet blue was the best with customer service but they seem to have let that go somewhat.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Plenty of leg room Great choice of movies Terra blue chips Crew

JFK
SFO
Good 7.0

Seats are too cramp, but all airlines seem to be like this now. Food options were very limited on our flights which were a letdown. Only snacks available for 5-6 hour flights, no meals like advertised in the pamphlets.

Fri, Dec 1
JFK
SFO
11h 59m
Mon, Dec 4
SFO
JFK
28h 59m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 29
JFK
SFO
18h 10m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 14 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Great leg room

MSP
DCA
Okay 5.6

On time boarding. Empty seat in middle.

Seats are uncomfortable for a short person. No low back support.

SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Spacious plane, seating was comfortable, clean, attendants were very helpful and the Terminal as well, they went above and beyond to assist me.

No kiosk Main entrance at PDX

MSP
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Wasn't able return tickets 2 days before flight. Terrible service

Sat, Dec 9
JFK
SFO
6h 49m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 12
JFK
SFO
6h 43m
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
JFK
5h 36m
Trip: 29 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 478 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Clean, comfortable and on time.

My video screen conked out midway

JFK
SFO
Good 6.3

The crew were very friendly, polite, professional and apologetic when my selection of top shelf liquor ran out after my first drink.

Seats were very uncomfortable. In particular the seat cushion angle was too high. It began to get uncomfortable in 30 mins. The adjustable neck thing was onpy adjustable up and down. The sest back did not recline. I was sitting in 13D because the passenger in 12A took all 3 sests before I boarded so I took the next available isle seat. Crew member, who was behind me as,I boarded last, didn't make the passenger relocate to her seat. That was not right.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Comfort

I couldn't get my seat assigned on the internet and then I had to wait forever at the gate until someone give me some position about that.

JFK
SFO
Good 7.0

Crew were most pleasant.

Our flight was delayed twice, which made it a long day a long day. Also a limited selection of food.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

There was nothing else wrong

There was a flight attendant,Rachel,who should definitely choose a different line of work.She had an attitude and surely an unfriendly demeanor.Certainly gave the impression of someone not happy with her job.This type of person should not be dealing with customers.

Sat, Jan 27
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
Sat, Feb 3
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

The good news is that the width and legroom, even for a middle seat, was better than most airlines. The bad news is that the seat was one of the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. My partner and I both had backaches after our flight across the country.

The uncomfortable seats.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.3

Crew was professional

Switching gates and delayed three hours

JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Under seat outlets for the win.

I was all good for an hour into my cross country flight when another passenger randomly took an empty seat in my row. I almost had the traveler's dream: an entire row to stretch out across!

JFK
SFO
Okay 4.0

The single terminal that seemed only for JetBlue. The staff were friendly.

My flight was delayed an hour and a half. The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in. Bucket seats are the norm on planes but they are so bad for the back. Even a seat that was straight up & down would be better than a back rest that has the exact opposite curves on it to totally not match the spine.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Plenty of leg room Great choice of movies Terra blue chips Crew

Tue, Dec 12
JFK
SFO
6h 49m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 9
JFK
SFO
6h 51m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
JFK
5h 23m
Trip: 37 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 478 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Check-in online is terrible because of poor Alaska-Virgin integration. I've taken 5-6 flights in past few months, and ALWAYS I click the email link to check in and it take me to a page that says "sorry - go to the other airline" with no link or anything. And I belong to both airlines' frequent flyer clubs.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.3

The crew were very friendly, polite, professional and apologetic when my selection of top shelf liquor ran out after my first drink.

Seats were very uncomfortable. In particular the seat cushion angle was too high. It began to get uncomfortable in 30 mins. The adjustable neck thing was onpy adjustable up and down. The sest back did not recline. I was sitting in 13D because the passenger in 12A took all 3 sests before I boarded so I took the next available isle seat. Crew member, who was behind me as,I boarded last, didn't make the passenger relocate to her seat. That was not right.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

There was nothing else wrong

There was a flight attendant,Rachel,who should definitely choose a different line of work.She had an attitude and surely an unfriendly demeanor.Certainly gave the impression of someone not happy with her job.This type of person should not be dealing with customers.

JFK
SFO
Good 6.0

Free movies

The seats are very tight and uncomfortable. Im not big, but i could barely fit in the seat. For such a long flight, it is important to at least have a little bit more back support and space.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Clean, comfortable and on time.

My video screen conked out midway

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