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Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds with an average 19% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 29% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$323 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$289 or less

When to book flights from New York to San Francisco

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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 $211 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from New York to San Francisco was found 62 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Morning departure is around 4% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you would prefer to stay a little closer to the airport in San Francisco to stay more centralized for access to the entire bay area, a good choice is La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West, which is located just outside the entrance to the airport. The hotel features free Wifi, parking, and breakfast. The hotel is air-conditioned, has a pool, and is centered perfectly between downtown San Francisco, the south bay area, and the coast.
  • San Francisco is well-known for its very unpredictable weather. If you did not pack just the right coat before your flight from New York to San Francisco, stop in at Lacoste in Terminal B between the entrances for the B and C gates at New York LaGuardia Airport to get the perfect jacket for the trip.
  • Travelers that would like a little mood boost before flights from New York to San Francisco would do well to stop in at the Happy Clam at Newark International Airport. The Happy Clam puts a unique spin on classic Italian dishes and is a notch above the regular grab-and-go airport food you so often find in terminal buildings.
  • If your flight from New York to San Francisco is at the crack of dawn, why not start your vacation one night early by staying at Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport, located right at the entrance to New York LaGuardia Airport? This sleek and modern hotel offers free WiFi and free shuttles to the airport.
  • San Francisco is known to be a food lover’s dream. Why not get into a culinary state of mind before your flight from New York to San Francisco by stopping in at Deep Blue on the Fly, located in the marketplace in Terminal 5 of John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport? Deep Blue puts a sophisticated spin on classic Asian favorites and offers a full menu of sushi rolls and wraps.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving New York to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.2
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,205 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
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