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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$466
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$395
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco

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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 $394 or less.
The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco was found 26 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week 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 October.
Morning departure is around 48% 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 Philadelphia to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 00m, covering a distance of 2516 miles.
How many flights are there between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
There are 270 (nonstop) flights between Philadelphia and San Francisco per week, averaging 40 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($198), Virgin America ($251) and Multiple Airlines ($257).
Do I need a passport to fly between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
American Airlines (7 times daily), Air New Zealand (6 times daily), United (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Philadelphia to San Francisco?
For Philadelphia to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Philadelphia, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Philadelphia
$198
only
$198
Destination
San Francisco
$198
only
$198
Tue, Feb 27
PHL
SFO
14h 11m
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
PHL
17h 45m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

Tue, Apr 3
PHL
SFO
6h 58m
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
PHL
5h 22m
Trip: 9 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

The RED screens are super convenient (although still tied to a 3.5 audio jack to listen). Smoothest take offs and landings every time and never been late. I’ve flown a couple of times and have always arrived at the gate a few minutes early. The Alaska Air habits must be rubbing off. Gonna miss the purple mood lighting.

If you plan on sleeping, don’t get an isle seat. Passengers are typically careful, but the crew could care less about bumping you awake. I got elbowed in the head and didn’t even get a concerned look. Wish the isles were wider. Food selection leaves much to be desired.

EWR
LAX
Good 6.0

Virgin America did not provide timely gate info at LAX for the connecting flight to Australia. I left the terminal to find the Virgin Australia check in desk and then they sent me back to the same terminal which required another TSA security screening. Then they bused us to another terminal to board the plane. Way too much walking!

PHL
SFO
Okay 4.6

Middle seat was only option, long waits on tarmac before takeoff and after landing. No crew members told us about those delays.

SFO
MCO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was friendly! Fair pricing! Direct flight to Orlando always a plus!

My seat cushion was broken, meaning not attached to the base, every time I shifted or repositioned myself, my cushion would start to fall off. Funny at first because I thought the seat reclined with the back...oops,,, because the whole seat came off

LAX
LAS
Excellent 8.0

It was great quick very profesional but extra charge for luggage

Wed, Mar 7
PHL
SFO
6h 20m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
PHL
5h 46m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
PHL
SFO
22h 43m
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
PHL
23h 42m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

Sun, Mar 11
PHL
SFO
14h 41m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
PHL
17h 45m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

Wed, May 16
PHL
SFO
12h 37m
Tue, May 29
SFO
PHL
9h 53m
Trip: 14 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 8576 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Lots of snacks offering in the main cabin. Great movie selections free of charge

I didn’t like the seat fees.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

the marketplace, the extra legroom, that announcements weren't too loud and didn't come in thru headphones. the design of the plane

the tv kept flipping out everytime my row-mate put their elbow on the arm rest.

BOS
PBI
Okay 4.3

No tv No fresh food for purchase

ATL
BOS
Excellent 8.0

It's a budget carrier - I don't expect great food and brand new upholstery. I expect safe, on-time travel, and JetBlue meets and exceeds my expectations every time. Very happy. A great, community-involved company too.

Free Wi-Fi, but it seems you have to sign up for an account or/and do something with Amazon. Needlessly complicated. If the Wi-Fi is free, just let passengers join.

FLL
DCA
Okay 5.3

On time take off, nice flight attendants, on time arrival.

The entertainment system stopped working about 10 minutes before take off and never came back up.

Thu, Mar 15
PHL
SFO
14h 41m
Mon, Mar 19
SFO
PHL
17h 45m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Tue, Apr 3
PHL
SFO
6h 58m
Tue, Apr 10
SFO
PHL
5h 22m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 5
PHL
SFO
14h 41m
Tue, Apr 10
SFO
PHL
19h 14m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

Tue, May 1
PHL
SFO
6h 00m
Fri, May 11
SFO
PHL
9h 49m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 26
PHL
SFO
13h 57m
Wed, May 2
SFO
PHL
19h 02m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

Fri, Apr 27
PHL
SFO
6h 24m
Mon, Apr 30
SFO
PHL
5h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
PHL
SFO
20h 57m
Wed, May 2
SFO
PHL
19h 02m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

Fri, Mar 30
PHL
SFO
6h 58m
Wed, Apr 4
SFO
PHL
5h 46m
Trip: 6 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
LAS
Excellent 8.0

It was great quick very profesional but extra charge for luggage

PHL
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Being able to independently order services and not feeling like I have to stay awake as the stewardess makes their way down the aisle Free beverages free games movies helped to pad there 7 hour time away faster then any other flight I've been on trips to Europe many times and it felt like I world never get there love the white seats feels roomier head rests would like foot rest

My tray was dirty when I sat down

PHL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

On the way back to SF from Philly, TSA enacted a new rule unannounced, which made security lines slow and incredibly long. Virgin held the gate and door to the airplane open for additional time to allow passengers onto the flight. I thought that was really awesome. They could've just left and stranded some passengers, but instead they understood that no one could have anticipated how long security would take.

It was a great flight. No complaints.

SFO
MCO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was friendly! Fair pricing! Direct flight to Orlando always a plus!

My seat cushion was broken, meaning not attached to the base, every time I shifted or repositioned myself, my cushion would start to fall off. Funny at first because I thought the seat reclined with the back...oops,,, because the whole seat came off

PHL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the airplane

The internet was down most of the flight

Wed, May 2
PHL
SFO
11h 43m
Fri, May 11
SFO
PHL
19h 33m
Trip: 10 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Tue, Jun 5
PHL
SFO
10h 57m
Tue, Jun 12
SFO
PHL
12h 11m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Tue, Jul 17
PHL
SFO
14h 03m
Mon, Jul 23
SFO
PHL
5h 30m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 5
PHL
SFO
10h 57m
Wed, Jun 6
SFO
PHL
9h 49m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Sat, Jun 30
PHL
SFO
6h 01m
Mon, Jul 16
SFO
PHL
5h 16m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 12
PHL
SFO
20h 59m
Mon, Jun 18
SFO
PHL
14h 27m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

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Philadelphia to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 6h 02m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Philadelphia
Flight Price $198
Distance 2516 miles
Airlines Frontier, Virgin America, JetBlue
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