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Sacramento Intl to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $218
Distance 86 miles
Airlines United Airlines, JetBlue

Good to Know

Average Price:
$200
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$185
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
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 $185 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco was found 60 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 40% 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 Sacramento Intl to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 86 miles.
How many flights are there between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco?
There are 382 (nonstop) flights between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 54 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($218) and JetBlue ($218)
Do I need a passport to fly between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco?
United Airlines (15 times daily), Air Canada (13 times daily), Air New Zealand (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sacramento Intl to San Francisco?
For Sacramento Intl to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sacramento Intl, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sacramento to San Francisco?
When flying out of Sacramento you will be using Sacramento Intl, often referred to as Sacramento Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$218
only
$218
Destination
San Francisco
$218
only
$218
Thu, Jan 31
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
4h 59m
Mon, Feb 11
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 01m
Trip: 12 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SMF
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: I didn't like hearing the overhead storage will soon cost.

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I liked nothing about this airline

Cons: I was not able to board the fist flight because i got there one hour before the flight left. I drove 2 hours to catch my second plane and because i did that my entire ticket was cancel forcing me to pay $341.00 to purchase another ticket

SMF
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The entire service from boarding to flying was efficient and punctual.

Cons: The snacks and no beverage, however I understand the flight was super short.

SMF
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Great stewardess

Cons: Entirely too hot in the plane

SMF
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: The plane was new

Cons: Won't let you check in in advance so they can give you a terrible seat for a 12 hour flight. They won't even let you check in from the point of departure if it's with one of their partners. They also will do everything in their power to not give award miles to pattern airline clubs. It doesn't matter if you give them your United number and even register your United number with the flight for United. They will apply it to the Lufthansa Club and pretend it was just in the state and never actually give you the miles no matter how many times you try. This is not from one experience with Lufthansa / Austrian. I've had this experience many times with every flight I take with these terrible Airlines. I would never fly lifthansa unless it's at least $200 cheaper than any of their competitors.

Tue, Apr 23
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 12m
Wed, May 1
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 26m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 15,028 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
LAS
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty of leg room. Very comfortable

Cons: N/A

DAB
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding and on time departure

Cons: Nothing

EWR
RSW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was very friendly and accommodating.

JFK
MBJ
Good 6.3

Pros: The seats in the extra space area were pretty comfortable.

Cons: Didn’t have enough overhead luggage space. I had to put my luggage 7 rows back and I was sitting in the front of the plane.

LGA
PBI
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything

Wed, Feb 20
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
5h 00m
Thu, Feb 28
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
3h 50m
Trip: 9 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Multiple delays, rerouted 2 times, multiple seat changes

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Landing delay due to another United planes mechanical issues, terrible follow up customer service. Worst airline out there.

SMF
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: On time. Made connecting international flight ok.

SMF
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: The plane was new

Cons: Won't let you check in in advance so they can give you a terrible seat for a 12 hour flight. They won't even let you check in from the point of departure if it's with one of their partners. They also will do everything in their power to not give award miles to pattern airline clubs. It doesn't matter if you give them your United number and even register your United number with the flight for United. They will apply it to the Lufthansa Club and pretend it was just in the state and never actually give you the miles no matter how many times you try. This is not from one experience with Lufthansa / Austrian. I've had this experience many times with every flight I take with these terrible Airlines. I would never fly lifthansa unless it's at least $200 cheaper than any of their competitors.

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: They have no customer service.

Mon, May 27
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
1h 00m
Wed, Jun 5
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 51m
Trip: 10 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Landing delay due to another United planes mechanical issues, terrible follow up customer service. Worst airline out there.

SMF
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The entire service from boarding to flying was efficient and punctual.

Cons: The snacks and no beverage, however I understand the flight was super short.

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Flight is delayed wonder why I paid for my luggage and my two small suit case not even 25 kilos each , thought limit is 50?

SMF
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: The plane was new

Cons: Won't let you check in in advance so they can give you a terrible seat for a 12 hour flight. They won't even let you check in from the point of departure if it's with one of their partners. They also will do everything in their power to not give award miles to pattern airline clubs. It doesn't matter if you give them your United number and even register your United number with the flight for United. They will apply it to the Lufthansa Club and pretend it was just in the state and never actually give you the miles no matter how many times you try. This is not from one experience with Lufthansa / Austrian. I've had this experience many times with every flight I take with these terrible Airlines. I would never fly lifthansa unless it's at least $200 cheaper than any of their competitors.

SMF
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Original flight delayed. They bumped me to the earlier flight which was available cuz it was delayed also. That allowed me to make my connection but I got there about the same time as the later flight should have. The hour-long wait on the tarmac made the flight memorable.

Sat, Dec 22
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
1h 04m
Wed, Dec 26
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 39m
Trip: 5 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Landing delay due to another United planes mechanical issues, terrible follow up customer service. Worst airline out there.

SMF
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Great stewardess

Cons: Entirely too hot in the plane

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Flight is delayed wonder why I paid for my luggage and my two small suit case not even 25 kilos each , thought limit is 50?

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed, uncomfortable seats, bad landing

SMF
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: On time. Made connecting international flight ok.

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