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The cheapest flight from Sacramento Intl to San Francisco was found 52 days before departure, on average.
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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 0h 58m, covering a distance of 86 miles.
How many flights are there between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco?
There are 260 (nonstop) flights between Sacramento Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 36 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 ($151), JetBlue ($174) and Multiple Airlines ($177).
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?
Air Canada (11 times daily), United (11 times daily), Copa Airlines (4 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sacramento Intl, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$151
only
$151
Destination
San Francisco
$151
only
$151
Wed, Feb 7
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
SFO
Okay 5.3

Great stewardess

Entirely too hot in the plane

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

SMF
SFO
Excellent 9.0

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

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

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
Excellent 10.0

Everything went well; great service on both flights

N/A

Wed, Jan 31
SMF
SFO
7h 00m
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
RDU
Excellent 8.3

The departure and arrival times were accurate. Actually we arrived about 15 minutes early.

There was only one individual checking people boarding. Two individuals at the boarding gate would have been even more efficient.

PHX
JFK
Good 7.6

The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American.

Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great.

MCO
PVD
Excellent 10.0

Great flight great experience

Long lines at TSA checkpoint.

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

no power outlets

BOS
PBI
Excellent 8.3

my attendant

Mon, Jan 15
SMF
SFO
0h 58m
Sun, Feb 11
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 16
SMF
SFO
0h 58m
Sun, Feb 18
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 3 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Friendly staff

Multiple delays, rerouted 2 times, multiple seat changes

SMF
SFO
Excellent 9.0

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

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

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
Excellent 10.0

On time and good a short flight

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

Thu, Feb 22
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 5 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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

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

SMF
SFO
Excellent 9.0

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

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

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

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.

Thu, Feb 22
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Friendly staff

Multiple delays, rerouted 2 times, multiple seat changes

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 5.3

Great stewardess

Entirely too hot in the plane

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
Okay 5.0

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

Fri, Jan 5
SMF
SFO
4h 05m
Thu, Jan 11
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
RDU
Excellent 8.3

The departure and arrival times were accurate. Actually we arrived about 15 minutes early.

There was only one individual checking people boarding. Two individuals at the boarding gate would have been even more efficient.

PHX
JFK
Good 7.6

The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American.

Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great.

JFK
SYR
Good 7.0

TV didn't work

MCO
PVD
Excellent 10.0

Great flight great experience

Long lines at TSA checkpoint.

JFK
ABQ
Good 7.3

I know it's hard to make a 14+ hour flight in economy enjoyable, but more varied food selections and better/more current movies to choose from would have helped.

Thu, Mar 1
SMF
SFO
4h 14m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 10 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Friendly staff

Multiple delays, rerouted 2 times, multiple seat changes

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
Excellent 10.0

Everything went well; great service on both flights

N/A

Tue, Jan 16
SMF
SFO
7h 00m
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
SMF
5h 26m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
SYR
Good 7.0

TV didn't work

FLL
LAS
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed by 2 hours

FLL
RDU
Excellent 8.3

The departure and arrival times were accurate. Actually we arrived about 15 minutes early.

There was only one individual checking people boarding. Two individuals at the boarding gate would have been even more efficient.

MCO
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Left on time and arrived early both ways.

PHX
JFK
Good 7.6

The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American.

Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great.

Sat, Mar 17
SMF
SFO
0h 58m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
SMF
3h 27m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 3
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 9 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
SFO
Okay 5.0

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

SMF
SFO
Okay 5.3

Great stewardess

Entirely too hot in the plane

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

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 2.0

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

Wed, Jan 17
SMF
SFO
4h 05m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
SMF
5h 26m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
KIN
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants were pleasant and courteous

The boarding was delayed and the boarding area was crowded, Boarding was delayed due to high number of wheelchair passengers. I was seated in an Even More Space seat, yet was placed beside a woman who was obviously suffering from some degenerative condition, and was slumped over towards my seat. The result was that I was uncomfortable the whole way back to Kingston.

JFK
ABQ
Good 7.3

I know it's hard to make a 14+ hour flight in economy enjoyable, but more varied food selections and better/more current movies to choose from would have helped.

BOS
PBI
Excellent 8.3

my attendant

FLL
LAS
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed by 2 hours

JFK
SYR
Good 7.0

TV didn't work

Tue, Mar 6
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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
Excellent 10.0

Everything went well; great service on both flights

N/A

SMF
SFO
Excellent 10.0

On time and good a short flight

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

Thu, Jan 18
SMF
SFO
4h 05m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
LAS
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed by 2 hours

PHX
JFK
Good 7.6

The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American.

Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great.

JFK
ABQ
Good 7.3

I know it's hard to make a 14+ hour flight in economy enjoyable, but more varied food selections and better/more current movies to choose from would have helped.

JFK
SYR
Good 7.0

TV didn't work

BOS
PBI
Excellent 8.3

my attendant

Wed, Mar 21
SMF
SFO
5h 10m
Wed, Mar 28
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 17
SMF
SFO
1h 00m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 42 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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

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

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
Excellent 10.0

On time and good a short flight

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful.

Tue, Jan 23
SMF
SFO
7h 00m
Mon, Jan 29
SFO
SMF
3h 35m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7213 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
PHX
JFK
Good 7.6

The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American.

Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great.

FLL
KIN
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants were pleasant and courteous

The boarding was delayed and the boarding area was crowded, Boarding was delayed due to high number of wheelchair passengers. I was seated in an Even More Space seat, yet was placed beside a woman who was obviously suffering from some degenerative condition, and was slumped over towards my seat. The result was that I was uncomfortable the whole way back to Kingston.

JFK
ABQ
Good 7.3

I know it's hard to make a 14+ hour flight in economy enjoyable, but more varied food selections and better/more current movies to choose from would have helped.

BOS
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

There was a huge glitch in your ticketing, resulting in me confirming the same ticket 3 times. After calling Jetblue for customer service per your advice, they first suggested to give Jetblue credits for extra tickets. When I insisted that the issue was solely caused by kayak-jetblue ticketing connection issues, they supervisor approved to cancel 2 credit card payments... BUT I have to wait for 2 weeks to see the cancellation on my credit card. Unfair and ridiculous, if you as me.

SFO
FLL
Good 7.0

Once again the system for my seat did not work. Fortunately, the middle seat was empty and I wa able to watch that screen.

Entertainment System did not work at my seat. WiFi signal was not strong enough for me to watch any videos on my device.

Fri, Mar 2
SMF
SFO
4h 14m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SMF
0h 54m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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