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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$441
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$310
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Newark 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 $310 or less.
The cheapest flight from Newark 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 May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 2% 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 Newark to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Newark to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 10m, covering a distance of 2560 miles.
How many flights are there between Newark and San Francisco?
There are 803 (nonstop) flights between Newark and San Francisco per week, averaging 121 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Newark to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($211), Alaska Airlines ($227) and United ($227).
Do I need a passport to fly between Newark and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Newark and San Francisco?
United (24 times daily), Air New Zealand (21 times daily), Alaska Airlines (12 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Newark to San Francisco?
For Newark to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Newark, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Newark
$211
only
$211
Destination
San Francisco
$211
only
$211
Thu, Feb 8
EWR
SFO
8h 14m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
EWR
7h 28m
Trip: 13 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
NAS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

We had to wait almost two hrs on the plane before take off.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

MIA
DCA
Excellent 10.0

New plane, 737-Max. More fuel efficient, quieter, more in-cabin luggage storage.

Seats don’t decline as much.

MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

Wed, Feb 7
EWR
SFO
6h 45m
Sat, Mar 3
SFO
EWR
5h 22m
Trip: 25 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The fact that the shampoo from one bathroom was not available so had to wait to use the other one to just wash your hands or entirely

SJC
PDX
Excellent 8.5

Good communication from crew.

LAX
LIR
Excellent 9.0

Long lines at checkin, was in line for +45 minutes, several people missed their flights, it was not the best time to be training attendants as it held up the lines

Sat, Feb 10
EWR
SFO
6h 33m
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
EWR
5h 28m
Trip: 18 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 174 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Onboard entertainment was outstanding and the crew was attentive to everyone and their needs at all times

It took a really long time to board not sure why and the food didn’t taste bad but made me a little sick to my stomach afterwards.

EWR
SFO
Okay 4.0

The staff was unbelievably rude. NO SNACKS, NO FOOD. I was told I shouldn't "expect" there to be food. Because our ticket was screwed up due to United error, we almost didn't make the flight. One of our 3 seats were given away to another passenger. If someone didn't volunteer to give up their seat, we would not have had 3 seats.

Terrible experience

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The female crew was polite and courteous.

The male crew acted like they were above the customers.

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

- same price as economy in other airlines - no carry on - no online check in - kiosk check in only after a united employee scans their badge - extreme confusion and delays at check in counter because of these changes - unhelpful and uninformed ground staff

EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Service, and the plug for the charger, blankets

Tue, Feb 20
EWR
SFO
6h 46m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
EWR
5h 26m
Trip: 16 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 351 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

entertainment system is great. Service friendly. Overall, a step above! 2 flights, round trip exactly on time - WOW.

EWR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Free movie, free drink and great crews

EWR
SFO
Good 7.3

Flight was prompt

This crew was jeuvenile and while service was fine the shrieking and perpetual laughter from the back felt like we were in a 20something bar not trying to get rest on a 6 hour flight.

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cancellation of flight. No assistance getting another flight. Other airlines continued to fly!

EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I’m a loyal VA customer and am sad that they were forced to sell. The employees have excellent service attitude and are efficient and seem to actually like their jobs which usually translates to a better customer experience.

That they are now part of Alaska Airline. I hope they can keep all the special little things and characteristics that made Virgin stand out above the rest.

Tue, May 8
EWR
SFO
6h 18m
Tue, May 15
SFO
EWR
5h 15m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 9
EWR
SFO
8h 14m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
EWR
7h 28m
Trip: 12 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

MIA
DCA
Excellent 10.0

New plane, 737-Max. More fuel efficient, quieter, more in-cabin luggage storage.

Seats don’t decline as much.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

Wed, Feb 21
EWR
SFO
6h 45m
Tue, Mar 20
SFO
EWR
5h 29m
Trip: 27 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SJC
PDX
Excellent 8.5

Good communication from crew.

SLC
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened.

SEA
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Accommodated my disabled mother through the whole flying process. Thank you

SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

Sat, Mar 3
EWR
SFO
6h 41m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
EWR
5h 30m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 174 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Onboard entertainment was outstanding and the crew was attentive to everyone and their needs at all times

It took a really long time to board not sure why and the food didn’t taste bad but made me a little sick to my stomach afterwards.

EWR
SFO
Good 6.3

Om time

Didn't offer food, just handed out soda

EWR
SFO
Okay 4.0

The staff was unbelievably rude. NO SNACKS, NO FOOD. I was told I shouldn't "expect" there to be food. Because our ticket was screwed up due to United error, we almost didn't make the flight. One of our 3 seats were given away to another passenger. If someone didn't volunteer to give up their seat, we would not have had 3 seats.

Terrible experience

EWR
SFO
Okay 5.3

Smooth flight, excellent staff and captain. Informative updates.

Ensure wifi works for in flight entertainment when you have to use your own device. 6 hr flight and complimentary in flight entertainment wifi worked for about an hour. I then paid for an hour of wifi for almost $18 and it was super slow then stopped working.

EWR
SFO
Okay 5.3

One crew member. Female middle aged woman. Not polite.

Wed, May 9
EWR
SFO
6h 18m
Tue, May 15
SFO
EWR
5h 21m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 10
EWR
SFO
11h 10m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
EWR
8h 14m
Trip: 12 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

Tue, Feb 27
EWR
SFO
6h 45m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
EWR
5h 27m
Trip: 28 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

LAX
LIR
Excellent 9.0

Long lines at checkin, was in line for +45 minutes, several people missed their flights, it was not the best time to be training attendants as it held up the lines

SEA
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Accommodated my disabled mother through the whole flying process. Thank you

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

DEN
SEA
Okay 4.0

I had only 40 minutes to get to my connecting flight. Then the plane was 15 minutes late. They wouldn't switch me to a seat that was open closer to front of plane and my bag was lost w important things in it that I need for this evenings show. I'm a full time musician.

Wed, Mar 14
EWR
SFO
6h 14m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
EWR
5h 26m
Trip: 14 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 174 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SFO
Good 7.0

Too long delayed

EWR
SFO
Good 6.3

Om time

Didn't offer food, just handed out soda

EWR
SFO
Okay 5.3

One crew member. Female middle aged woman. Not polite.

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The female crew was polite and courteous.

The male crew acted like they were above the customers.

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

I like that I arrived at my destination in the end and that my overhead reading light worked.

The entertainment system was useless. Not only did tapping the screen take a million taps to register one tap, the audio didn’t work at all. The seat next to me even had something lodged into the audio jack.

Sat, May 12
EWR
SFO
6h 18m
Tue, May 15
SFO
EWR
5h 20m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 12
EWR
SFO
10h 58m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
EWR
8h 04m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
NAS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

We had to wait almost two hrs on the plane before take off.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

Wed, Feb 28
EWR
SFO
6h 45m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
EWR
5h 29m
Trip: 27 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
YVR
SEA
Good 6.6

Flew Alaska air - Plenty of leg room and much more than any qantas domestic flight!

MSO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

My seat was great . The flight was smooth and on time both ways . The staff was friendly.

SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

SJC
PDX
Excellent 8.5

Good communication from crew.

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

Wed, Mar 21
EWR
SFO
6h 10m
Wed, Apr 4
SFO
EWR
5h 10m
Trip: 15 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 174 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SFO
Good 7.0

Too long delayed

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The female crew was polite and courteous.

The male crew acted like they were above the customers.

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

I like that I arrived at my destination in the end and that my overhead reading light worked.

The entertainment system was useless. Not only did tapping the screen take a million taps to register one tap, the audio didn’t work at all. The seat next to me even had something lodged into the audio jack.

EWR
SFO
Good 6.3

Om time

Didn't offer food, just handed out soda

EWR
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Onboard entertainment was outstanding and the crew was attentive to everyone and their needs at all times

It took a really long time to board not sure why and the food didn’t taste bad but made me a little sick to my stomach afterwards.

Tue, Feb 13
EWR
SFO
9h 38m
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
EWR
7h 28m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

Tue, Mar 6
EWR
SFO
6h 45m
Wed, Mar 21
SFO
EWR
5h 29m
Trip: 15 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
MSO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

My seat was great . The flight was smooth and on time both ways . The staff was friendly.

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The fact that the shampoo from one bathroom was not available so had to wait to use the other one to just wash your hands or entirely

LAX
LIR
Excellent 9.0

Long lines at checkin, was in line for +45 minutes, several people missed their flights, it was not the best time to be training attendants as it held up the lines

SJC
PDX
Excellent 8.5

Good communication from crew.

Wed, Apr 4
EWR
SFO
6h 35m
Sat, Apr 28
SFO
EWR
5h 22m
Trip: 25 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 174 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The female crew was polite and courteous.

The male crew acted like they were above the customers.

EWR
SFO
Good 7.0

Too long delayed

EWR
SFO
Okay 4.0

The flight was quick and they got us on and off the plane quickly.

The crew was pleasant enough but wasn’t terribly attentive. The WiFi didn’t work, and is they way you access the entertainment so made the 5.5 hour flight feel longer. The new seats they have are only comfortable for about an hour before you start to get restless legs.

EWR
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Onboard entertainment was outstanding and the crew was attentive to everyone and their needs at all times

It took a really long time to board not sure why and the food didn’t taste bad but made me a little sick to my stomach afterwards.

EWR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Service, and the plug for the charger, blankets

Wed, Feb 14
EWR
SFO
9h 38m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
EWR
7h 28m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

NAS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

We had to wait almost two hrs on the plane before take off.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

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Newark to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 58m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Newark
Flight Price $211
Distance 2560 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Virgin America
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