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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$457
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$333
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $332 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington was found 70 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 4% 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 San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 00m, covering a distance of 2452 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Baltimore/Washington?
There are 82 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Baltimore/Washington per week, averaging 10 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($317), Alaska Airlines ($322) and Virgin America ($337).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Baltimore/Washington?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Baltimore/Washington?
Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Virgin America (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington?
For San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Baltimore/Washington back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$317
only
$317
Destination
Baltimore
$317
only
$317
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
BWI
19h 16m
Tue, Feb 27
BWI
SFO
15h 40m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 27
SFO
BWI
19h 37m
Mon, Apr 30
BWI
SFO
8h 02m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
BWI
5h 32m
Wed, Mar 14
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Trip: 2 days
9.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.4 Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
BWI
Good 7.5

Seats had appropriate but not generous legroom. The stewards were courteous and efficient. Everything appeared to have been recently cleaned.

Boarding was a chaotic scene with the mob pushing towards the jetbridge from every direction instead of in an organized line. Seats were a bit too skinny for my shoulders to fit and the headrest was acting more like lumbar support than anything else. For reference, I'm 6'4" 180lbs.

DEN
SFO
Good 7.3

Nice flight, friendly flight attendants.

It was delayed ☹️

SFO
BWI
Excellent 8.6

The affordable plethora of entertainment options.

Didn't become aware of the food options/process until late in the flight

SFO
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

You made me check my guitar in the hold and damaged it

DAL
DCA
Excellent 10.0

This is my 2nd experience flying Virgin America. From the time I was dropped off at the airport till I arrived to Dallas, TX I had an amazing journey with Virgin America the atmosphere is phenomenal.

Non Applicable

Sat, Jun 2
SFO
BWI
7h 18m
Mon, Jun 11
BWI
SFO
8h 06m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

Wed, Jul 4
SFO
BWI
8h 23m
Tue, Jul 10
BWI
SFO
7h 40m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

Wed, Aug 29
SFO
BWI
5h 15m
Mon, Sep 3
BWI
SFO
6h 17m
Trip: 6 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 22 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
BWI
Okay 4.6

The price was decent. The plane was delayed by about 20 minutes, and they worked hard to get us on the flight quickly so we could make our connector flights.

For a 5 1/2 hour flight, the only snack we got was one cookie. For the 4 1/2 hour flight, the only snack we got was a very small bag of pretzels. There is no TV. They give you free United wifi that you can use if you have a device to watch movies/TV on, but they don't have any outlets to charge the device, so it's kind of pointless. You have to download their app before the flight starts. I was having issues with the app on the previous flight, so I tried to get help with it before we took off. Our flight attendant acknowledged she heard my question and then just walked off and didn't help me.

SFO
BWI
Okay 4.6

Limited leg room. Seat didn't recline.

SFO
BWI
Good 7.0

Thought it was cool with the screens in the seat even though I didn't use them

Seats were cramped and the power outlet was to hard to reach since I couldn't see it. I ended up just using my battery pack.

SFO
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Seperated me from my partner after we originally had assigned seats. Middle seats non reclining - horrible

SFO
BWI
Excellent 8.0

On time/early

Sat, May 5
SFO
BWI
5h 31m
Tue, May 8
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

HNL
SEA
Good 7.5

Love the fact Alaskan has a few more inches of leg room. The plane was actually at a good temperature rather than the normal freezing!

Boarding and disembarking is SO slow at pretty much all airlines. It would be great if SOMEONE would come up with a better plan.

STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

Tue, May 8
SFO
BWI
5h 11m
Sat, May 19
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 11
SFO
BWI
5h 32m
Fri, Mar 16
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Trip: 5 days
9.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.4 Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Loved the ambience!

Plane was a bit dirty from previous flight.

DEN
SFO
Good 7.3

Nice flight, friendly flight attendants.

It was delayed ☹️

DAL
DCA
Excellent 10.0

This is my 2nd experience flying Virgin America. From the time I was dropped off at the airport till I arrived to Dallas, TX I had an amazing journey with Virgin America the atmosphere is phenomenal.

Non Applicable

SFO
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Great flight

Not a thing

SFO
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

You made me check my guitar in the hold and damaged it

Tue, Apr 3
SFO
BWI
8h 50m
Tue, Apr 10
BWI
SFO
7h 56m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 7
SFO
BWI
7h 39m
Tue, Jun 12
BWI
SFO
8h 30m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

DCA
CLT
Excellent 8.6

My wife is hypoglycemic and requires food. The flight was so early that none of the terminal restaraunts were open, nor did the plain have food for any passengers accept first class. I've purchased a box on other flights, but this one did not provide an option for a box lunch or breakfast.

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

Wed, Aug 1
SFO
BWI
6h 44m
Tue, Aug 7
BWI
SFO
8h 10m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

Fri, Mar 16
SFO
BWI
5h 32m
Mon, Mar 26
BWI
SFO
6h 08m
Trip: 11 days
9.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.4 Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Great flight

Not a thing

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Loved the ambience!

Plane was a bit dirty from previous flight.

DAL
DCA
Excellent 10.0

This is my 2nd experience flying Virgin America. From the time I was dropped off at the airport till I arrived to Dallas, TX I had an amazing journey with Virgin America the atmosphere is phenomenal.

Non Applicable

SFO
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Best airline I have traveled.

SFO
PSP
Okay 4.0

No seat Assignments given until right before boarding and we were not given seats together.

Wed, Jun 27
SFO
BWI
5h 00m
Tue, Jul 10
BWI
SFO
6h 17m
Trip: 14 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
SEA
Okay 4.3

Every single member of personnel i met from the gate agents to the flight attendants were rude and abrupt. Certainly did not understand guest service. My first time flying Alaska and I guess it was a case of “you get what you pay for”

LAX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Stewards were friendly and accommodating! Hope to encounter some again!

N/A

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

Fri, Jul 6
SFO
BWI
7h 01m
Fri, Jul 13
BWI
SFO
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 2
SFO
BWI
16h 04m
Mon, Apr 9
BWI
SFO
6h 07m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 11
SFO
BWI
7h 19m
Mon, Jul 16
BWI
SFO
8h 14m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

JFK
EZE
Excellent 9.0

Beautiful design n great storage

Hard to get out of seat unless in fully upright biz class position

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
BWI
12h 10m
Mon, Feb 26
BWI
SFO
12h 09m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 17
SFO
BWI
5h 20m
Sat, Feb 24
BWI
SFO
6h 12m
Trip: 8 days
9.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.4 Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
PSP
Okay 4.0

No seat Assignments given until right before boarding and we were not given seats together.

AUS
SFO
Excellent 8.0

FLL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Didnt realize the last seat onthe plane do not recline. It was a 5 hour flight. Nor were there any complimentsry snacks.

SFO
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

You made me check my guitar in the hold and damaged it

DEN
SFO
Good 7.3

Nice flight, friendly flight attendants.

It was delayed ☹️

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San Francisco to Baltimore/Washington Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 46m
Flights Arrive in Baltimore/Washington
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $317
Distance 2452 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, American Airlines, Delta, United
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