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Sacramento Intl to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 0h 57m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $167
Distance 86 miles
Airlines United, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines

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Average Price:
$166
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$166
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $166 or less.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 64% 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 03m, covering a distance of 86 miles.
How many flights are there between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco?
There are 324 (nonstop) flights between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 47 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 ($167), JetBlue ($243) and Alaska Airlines ($246).
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 (13 times daily), Air Canada (10 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 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, Friday 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 Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$167
only
$167
Destination
San Francisco
$167
only
$167
Fri, Oct 26
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
1h 03m
Sat, Dec 1
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
0h 52m
Trip: 37 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 5.3

Great stewardess

Entirely too hot in the plane

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed, uncomfortable seats, bad landing

SMF
SFO
Okay 4.3

The plane was new

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 3.3

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

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

Mon, Jan 7
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 19m
Fri, Jan 11
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17h 40m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,247 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
EWR
MCO
Excellent 10.0

The flight took off on time and maybe even early and was early arriving even though it had to divert a little to avoid the hurricane. Everything seemed to run more efficiently because more extraordinary measures were being taken to keep flights running and on time. I was impressed.

FLL
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Everyone did there jobs very well!!! The delay was from the New Jersey side which was unfortunate .Please check that my True Blue account has this flight on record. Thank you in advance. Also, you have the most leg room in the economy class seats!!!

MBJ
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time arrived early Good legroom and ambiance

PAP
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Crew staff is excellent

I enjoyed flying with jetblue

BOS
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Straight shot free wifi, good for purchase

I wish I could get straight flights from bdl to pdx and give versa

Thu, Feb 28
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
4h 15m
Sun, Mar 17
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5h 57m
Trip: 17 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 23,394 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and enjoyable with a good selection of tv shows.

Issues with the two different airports. Both LAX and SFO have an aging infrastructure. We had difficulties boarding (jet bridge issues) and unboarding (another jet bridge issue).

SEA
STL
Excellent 9.3

Nice

KOA
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Updates on flight

Everything was great!

DCA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Arrived early, good service, comfortable

SFO
ABQ
Good 6.0

Had to take bus to plane. Waited a long time on bus before it headed to plane. Male attendant spoke so fast he was not understandable.

Tue, Nov 27
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
5h 31m
Thu, Dec 27
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 54m
Trip: 31 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

I liked nothing about this airline

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
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

They have no customer service.

SMF
SFO
Okay 4.3

The plane was new

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

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.

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed, uncomfortable seats, bad landing

Thu, Nov 29
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 15m
Sun, Dec 9
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
11h 29m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,247 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JAX
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Flight was marked as delayed but actually left about 5 minutes early.

PAP
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Crew staff is excellent

I enjoyed flying with jetblue

MBJ
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time arrived early Good legroom and ambiance

LGA
MCO
Good 6.3

Boarding was a bit delayed in the beginning but back on time very quickly, seat comfort and legroom was great. Loved that I got a full sized can of soda, that's always fantastic and snacks were fine.

My Seat 23D had a defective TV, so it was flashing on and off constantly throughout the whole flight, usually I don't have an issue with the entertainment because I like to sleep during flights, but due to some turbulence I was awake for part of the flight. Unfortunately with the flashing TV it gave me pretty bad nausea to the point of wanting to vomit, this is the first time I've experienced anything like this on a plane, was definitely looking forward to landing so I didn't have this nauseating feeling anymore. I have a video of the issue if anyone at Jetblue was interested in seeing. It was flight 499 from LGA to Orlando on 9-16-18. Thanks.

FLL
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Everyone did there jobs very well!!! The delay was from the New Jersey side which was unfortunate .Please check that my True Blue account has this flight on record. Thank you in advance. Also, you have the most leg room in the economy class seats!!!

Sat, Sep 22
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
7h 56m
Tue, Oct 2
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 06m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,247 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JAX
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Flight was marked as delayed but actually left about 5 minutes early.

MCO
DCA
Good 6.0

The pilot made up time after taking off late, the coffe and popcorn was good

The cabin crew seemed to do nothing but try and sell you stuff from blankets, credit cards, lunch boxes they spent a lot of the flight just trying to get you to buy stuff. When we landed we landed so fast the pilot had to brake very hard that life jackets came out of the pockets under the seats.

EWR
MCO
Excellent 10.0

The flight took off on time and maybe even early and was early arriving even though it had to divert a little to avoid the hurricane. Everything seemed to run more efficiently because more extraordinary measures were being taken to keep flights running and on time. I was impressed.

MBJ
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time arrived early Good legroom and ambiance

PAP
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Crew staff is excellent

I enjoyed flying with jetblue

Sat, Dec 22
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SFO
San Francisco
15h 58m
Sun, Jan 6
SFO
San Francisco
SMF
Sacramento Intl
23h 20m
Trip: 16 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,247 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
MCO
DCA
Good 6.0

The pilot made up time after taking off late, the coffe and popcorn was good

The cabin crew seemed to do nothing but try and sell you stuff from blankets, credit cards, lunch boxes they spent a lot of the flight just trying to get you to buy stuff. When we landed we landed so fast the pilot had to brake very hard that life jackets came out of the pockets under the seats.

JFK
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Slept through most of the flight so didn’t try refrements. Flight was smooth.

MBJ
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Departed on time arrived early Good legroom and ambiance

BOS
SAV
Excellent 10.0

Fastest flight I ever took. Everything went smooth.

FLL
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Everyone did there jobs very well!!! The delay was from the New Jersey side which was unfortunate .Please check that my True Blue account has this flight on record. Thank you in advance. Also, you have the most leg room in the economy class seats!!!

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