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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$473
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$352
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Raleigh-Durham 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 $352 or less.
The cheapest flight from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco was found 52 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 15% 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 Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 10m, covering a distance of 2395 miles.
How many flights are there between Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco?
There are 83 (nonstop) flights between Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco per week, averaging 11 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($212), Multiple Airlines ($221) and Virgin America ($297).
Do I need a passport to fly between Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco?
United (5 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Virgin America (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco?
For Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Raleigh-Durham, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Raleigh
$212
only
$212
Destination
San Francisco
$212
only
$212
Fri, Jan 5
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Mon, Jan 8
SFO
RDU
11h 49m
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
PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

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.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

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

Fri, Jan 5
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
RDU
14h 44m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
RDU
SFO
6h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
RDU
5h 05m
Trip: 5 days
9.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.7 Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
RDU
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

RDU
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight with great entertainment and staff. Could not have been better.

DAL
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Airline was fine

Flight was delayed, and the ticket desk was very "it'll board when it boards"

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

The lighting and vibe are always so much more chill than all other airlines. Please don't get rid of this awesome aspect of Virgin when the brand gets absorbed. All other airlines suck, and this is something that distinguishes an awesome company. The world sucks enough right now - we need all the good things we can get!

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Comfy seats, Very good entertainment

No Free Wi-Fi, No free snacks in a 6 hr flight!

Tue, Jan 16
RDU
SFO
10h 26m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Trip: 9 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

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

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.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

Fri, Jan 5
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
RDU
11h 49m
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.

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
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

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

Fri, Jan 19
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
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
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.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

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
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

Wed, Nov 29
RDU
SFO
34h 35m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
RDU
7h 59m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
RDU
11h 49m
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
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

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.

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.

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
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

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

Mon, Dec 18
RDU
SFO
13h 50m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
RDU
8h 00m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
RDU
SFO
6h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
RDU
26h 20m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 18
RDU
SFO
13h 50m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
RDU
9h 15m
Trip: 17 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.

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.

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
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.

Wed, Dec 6
RDU
SFO
6h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
RDU
26h 20m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 17
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
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
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.

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.

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

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

Wed, Jan 24
RDU
SFO
10h 41m
Mon, Jan 29
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Mon, Jan 29
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
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
PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

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.

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.

Wed, Nov 29
RDU
SFO
34h 35m
Tue, Dec 5
SFO
RDU
7h 59m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jan 21
RDU
SFO
20h 12m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
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
DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

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

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

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
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

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

Sat, Dec 2
RDU
SFO
9h 05m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
RDU
7h 59m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 14
RDU
SFO
14h 14m
Wed, Apr 18
SFO
RDU
7h 15m
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
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

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

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.

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

Mon, Dec 11
RDU
SFO
11h 10m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
RDU
9h 01m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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